Healthcare in the Middle East

Healthcare Middle East
New answer on Jul 31, 2020
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asked on Apr 10, 2019

Dear all,

I would like to understand which companies have a strong Healthcare practice in the GCC (KSA & UAE mainly). Does anyone have any kind of insight on this?


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Anonymous replied on Jul 31, 2020

Dear Laure,

As an expert in the Middle East region I need to pop out that in general there is not so much healthcare industry in the Middle East, whether it's KSA, UAE or other. Therefore healcare practices are not really very strong in that particular region in non of the companies. Since the number of projects is very limited.

However, there are these healthcare practices are represented in the following companies like McKinsey, Oliver Wyman and Kearney. But if you want to do a healthcare, I would rather suggestto chancge the region and go either to South Eastern Asia in Singapore, or to Europe in English speaking location or US.

If you need any further help or insights on Middle East or how to get into consulting to the top companies, drop me a line, I'm happy to get you there.



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Nada replied on Apr 10, 2019

Hello Laura,

By healthcare practice do you mean hospitals? private or public? or do you mean health insurances?

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Laura on Apr 11, 2019

Hi Nada, thanks for your question. No, the insurance sector is completely different. I meant the health provisioning sector (hospitals - both, public & private, health authorities, etc.)

Nada on Apr 11, 2019

Well it's mainly controlled and supervised by the ministry of health. All finances of public hospitals are provided by MoH.

Laura on Apr 11, 2019

Well, I was referring to consulting companies having a strong practice in this field, of course, and not the providers themselves. But thanks anyway Nada.

Anonymous A replied on Jun 05, 2019


I worked at a boutique in UAE with a strong (one of the best?) practice in healthcare. I have seen mainly McKinsey in all meetings/email exchanges for CXO and public clients. Big4 are quite noticeable as well but not as strong.

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