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David Suarez Partner, People & Organisation Leader, Middle East at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)


David is a Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, based in Dubai, and leads all human capital consulting activities for the firm across the Middle East. David has over 20 years of experience in strategy and management consulting. He focuses on how people and organizational behavior and effectiveness contribute to enabling large-scale business change and transformation. His areas of expertise include human capital strategy, talent and leadership development, organisational culture, change management and board / corporate governance.  

For the past three years, David has been studying the impact of technological disruption, demographic changes and other large-scale mega trends and what they mean for the future of work, the future of the workforce, and the readiness (or lack thereof) of organizations to deal with these challenges. As a management consultant, David has served clients across a range of industries, including government & public sector, transportation and automotive, oil & gas, chemicals, healthcare, aerospace, and telecommunications. Over the years, David has served clients across the Middle East, Europe, North and South America, and the Far East.

Prior to PwC, David was Vice President, Organization, Change and Leadership Practice at Booz & Company, and before that he worked at Deloitte Consulting, serving international clients across Europe and elsewhere.  Before becoming a management consultant, David worked as a design engineer at Abaqus Inc., now a Dassault Systèmes company, in the United States.

David is also an Associate Professor of Strategy at IE Business School in Spain, where he’s been teaching courses on Strategy Execution for their Global MBA program since 2009.  He is also a member of IE University’s Advisory Board. David has undergraduate degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science from Brown University, Masters degrees in Aeronautics & Astronautics and Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University, and a MBA from IE Business School.

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