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Filling the Gulf States’ Infrastructure Gap

Author Profiles:

  • Ibrahim El-Husseini is a partner with Booz & Company in Beirut. He leads the Middle East energy, chemicals, and utilities practice, with a focus on strategy, organization, operational improvement, business development, and program management.
  • Fadi Majdalani is a partner with Booz & Company in Beirut, leading the transportation practice in the Middle East. He focuses on large-scale transformation programs for the aviation, travel, postal and logistics, rail, and maritime industries.
  • Alessandro Borgogna is a principal with Booz & Company in Dubai. He focuses on governance, strategy development, operational improvements, infrastructure planning, and public–private partnerships in the aerospace and transportation industries.
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  1. Walid Fayad, “Growth Is Inevitable,” Utilities Middle East, July 5, 2009: One of the authors discusses why he believes there will be progress in the Middle East utilities infrastructure.
  2. Clive Harris, “Private Participation in Infrastructure in Developing Countries: Trends, Impacts, and Policy Lessons” (PDF), World Bank Working Paper no. 5, 2003: Assesses the impact of privatization on infrastructure projects and offers ways to ensure that these types of projects succeed.
  3. Fadi Majdalani, Alessandro Borgogna, Walid Fayad, and Tarek El Sayed, “Weather the Storm and Prepare for the Future,” Booz & Company white paper, June 2009: The paper on which this article is based provides in-depth analysis of the best roles for all stakeholders in developing GCC infrastructure.
  4. Infrastructure Journal website: An extensive database with news and analysis related to global infrastructure projects.
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