BCG appoints Othman Omary as new Managing Director of Casablanca office

11 April 2019 Consultancy.africa

Continuing with its expansion activity in the Maghreb region, global management consultancy The Boston Consulting Group has appointed Othman Omary as a Partner and Managing Director of its Casablanca office. Omary is the fourth Partner at in the firm’s regional office.

Omary holds a degree from HEC Paris, an international business school with prestigious MBA and EMBA programmes. Professionally, Omary has worked at global management consultancy A.T. Kearney for nearly a decade between 2004 and 2014. During his time at the firm, he eventually ascended to the position of Principal. 

At A.T. Kearney, his work was centred in the financial services domain, and he worked in the European division with some of the continent’s largest financial institutions. He has been at BCG since he left A.T. Kearney, and has worked with a number of high profile projects in its African practice.

BCG appoints Othman Omary as new Managing Director to Casablanca office

His clients have primarily been situated in Africa, although he has worked at an international level as well. During his time at BCG, he has worked on projects in the strategy and transformation domains, primarily in the banking and insurance domain.

His experience with transformation projects is particularly relevant in the current African context, given that the continent is undergoing a period of rapid digitalisation. An increasing number of firms are looking for support with digital transformations to remain relevant and competitive in the contemporary market.

As the Managing Partner at BCG Casablanca, he will work with a number of other highly ranked colleagues to help BCG participate in this new wave of demand for digital and transformation services. The financial services sector, which is Omary’s area of expertise, is particularly hard hit by digitalisation.

Omary joins four other Partners at BCG Casablanca, including Lisa Ivers who currently leads the division. Other colleagues for Omary will include Hamid Maher, who was appointed a Managing Director at the office early last year. 

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Josphat Mwaura to soon step down as KPMG East Africa Chief Executive

09 April 2019 Consultancy.africa

Global professional services firm KPMG has announced that its current Chief Executive for its East Africa practice – Josphat Mwaura – will vacate his role at the helm of the firm in five months, and will be replaced by the former Managing Partner at KPMG Uganda Benson Ndung’u.

Mwaura has been at KPMG East Africa for nearly two decades, having joined in October 1999 as a Partner. Since 2008, Mwaura has been the CEO and Senior Partner at the firm based in Nairobi, where his mandate – among other things – has been to “promote Africa to the world.”

His position at the helm has coincided with the rapid expansion of East Africa’s profile across Africa and the rest of the world. The region has increasingly gained a degree of political stability and is attracting a vast pool of foreign investment. Mwaura has helped a lot of international clients with integration in the region.

Josphat Mwaura - KPMG

 

Prior to working at KPMG’s East Africa practice, Mwaura was employed at KPMG Kenya, where he was a Managing Consultant for nearly four years. During this time, he worked on anti-corruption strategies in Kenya, while also working on projects in neighbouring countries such as Uganda and Rwanda.

Mwaura’s credentials were boosted in 2002, when he completed a Macro Economic Programme Management degree from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. His plans for after he vacates his position at KPMG East Africa have not been revealed.

Mwaura will be replaced by Benson Ndung’u, who is currently the Head of Tax at KPMG East Africa. Ndung’u is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Kenya and Uganda, and has been the Managing Partner at Uganda between 2007 and 2017.

Commenting on his imminent appointment, Ndung’u said, “I am deeply honoured and humbled by the trust that the partners have placed on me. My commitment is to continue to take advantage of the immense opportunities in this market to achieve the strategic aspirations that we have set ourselves.”