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  • 16th May 2016

    Given the continuing pressure on public budgets – in part but not exclusively due to the price of oil – all countries in the GCC are exploring, or already implementing, methods to curtail public spend on health services. Perhaps the six most common methods considered, in no particular order, are: Across-the sector cuts in expatriate staffing levels Across-the sector cuts in public capital expenditure …

  • 13th April 2016

    Building value in a business enterprise typically involves some level of risk-taking. Preserving value on the other hand requires the management and control of risk. The trick is finding the balance – encouraging sufficient risk-taking without over-exposing the business. The risk landscape is changing: increased complexity, driven by the size and reach of globalised digital business and the extended value-chain, presents each link …

  • 23rd March 2016

    We are pleased to announce that Ryder Smith has joined our team here at Vecta Strategy as Senior Partner. Ryder brings with him a wealth of healthcare consulting experience, with his previous roles including global consulting brands such as PwC (Middle East), PwC (US) and Ernst & Young. As the Middle East Health Industries leader Ryder grew the overall industry revenue by nearly seven-fold. …

  • 17th March 2016

    Healthcare spending & disease prevalence continues to rise As a result of a continuing economic growth in the MENA region and in stark contrast with other world markets, local and international pharmaceutical companies are positioning themselves to serve the growing regional populations. The MENA market’s adult population is estimated to increase by 60% within 20 years, from 375m in 2013 to 584 million …

  • 6th March 2016

    Taking a Tailored Approach to Management Consulting Commonly heard phrases in the consultancy world include “boutique is best”, “we offer something different to the top brand names”, “taking it to a personal level” or “clients are in safer hands” the truth is; these phrases – in my experience – are accurate and true. Boutique Consulting Much like a small shop that sells tools or …

  • 16th February 2016

    The Art (& Science) of Communications How does your brand communicate? Who drives your brand’s communications? What unique content do you create as a brand? As a starting point, they are three good questions to ask yourself about your brand’s communications. The way we (as people) communicate has fundamentally changed in the last decade. Yet, the way in which brands communicate internally and externally is very often …

  • 16th February 2016

    We are pleased to announce the arrival of Richard Smith as Senior Partner here at Vecta Strategy. Richard will focus on developing and growing Vecta’s business by directing business and technology advisory projects focused on Vecta’s verticals: Healthcare, Education, Financial Institutions, Energy & Utilities and Travel & Hospitality. The appointment comes in line with the firm’s ambitious growth plan to expand across the GCC. Richard joins Vecta Strategy …

  • 9th February 2016

    A lean approach to tackling the UAE’s obesity crisis Last year Etihad Airways was sued for $227,000 by a passenger on account of injuries suffered while being seated next to an overweight person on a long-haul flight from the UAE to Australia. Although a somewhat whimsical read, it forced a mini-revelation: the cost of obesity is everywhere. It’s virtually impossible to avoid now. Even if you’re …

  • 28th January 2016

    Chief Medical Officers, departmental heads and finance staff all have a common goal nowadays: figure out how much a minute of a CT scan machine, an hour of a recovery room etc actually cost the hospital or the clinic. Healthcare providers have typically set the prices based on how much they would get reimbursed by insurers; more often than not and unlike most of the industries …

  • 17th January 2016

    Do you feel that your child, or students in general, are adequately prepared for university? Are students equipped sufficiently with the right tools to succeed? If you’ve answered ‘no’ to both of the questions above, then almost all of the published statistics agree with you. Most university professors feel their undergraduates are ill prepared.   It can be daunting for a fresh high school graduate …