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Martin Checinski

Founder

United Arab Emirates

Bio Summary

Martin is an independent advisor, he is a former Associate Partner with McKinsey & Company and served primarily public and private sector clients in the GCC on Strategy, Corporate transformations, Public Sector delivery, and Economic Development. Martin brings a deep understanding of the economic landscape in the Middle East and economic diversification efforts that are ongoing. Until recently, Martin was a member of the founding team of a Family Office, where together with the sponsors and the CEO he shaped the overall strategy, co-developed sectoral strategies with sector heads, established and refined the internal operating model including MIS reporting, deal governance. He was also responsible for sourcing and leading selected transactions, e.g. in tourism and education. Martin is based between Riyadh and Dubai.

Employment History

Founder

July 2021 - present

Freelance advisory boutique working with clients globally but focused on the Middle East. Partnering with other boutiques and freelance consultants to shape and deliver projects for private and public sector clients. Scope i ...see more

Founder

Delivering Value Partners FZCO

July 2021 - present

Currently building a portfolio of advisory mandates, serving private and public sector clients. Partnering with other freelancers and boutique advisory firms to shape and deliver consulting projects in the areas of organizati ...see more

Chief Strategy Officer

Ajlan & Bros Holding Group

August 2020 - July 2021

Former Chief Strategy Officer for a Family Office during start-up, working with top team with prior experience in Sovereign Wealth Funds, investment banks, PE. - Shaped overall strategy with family sponsors and the CEO - Co-d ...see more

Associate Partner

McKinsey & Company

March 2008 - September 2020

- Served primarily public and private sector clients in the GCC on Strategy, Corporate transformations, Public Sector delivery, and Economic Development. - Co-author of McKinsey flagship report “Delivering for Citizens: ho ...see more

Education

Master's in Business Administration/Management INSEAD 2010

Master's in Business Administration/Management University of Münster 2007

Language Skills

German English Polish

Country Experience

France Germany Qatar Saudi Arabia Sierra Leone South Africa United Arab Emirates United Kingdom United States

Skills

Economics, Policy, and Social Studies
Economic Planning, Education to Employment

Business
Transformation Management Office, Commercial Due Diligence, Corporate Venture Capital, Deal Sourcing and Execution, Joint Ventures & Alliances, M&A Strategy & Due Diligence, Target Search, Valuation, Business Case, Business Planning, Business Unit Strategy, Corporate Development, Corporate Strategy, Feasability Studies, Growth Strategy, New Business Build, Strategic Management, Strategic Planning, Benefit Realization, Dashboard Development, KPIs, Strategy Execution, Operating Model, Portfolio Strategy,

Education and Training
Program Management

Analysis
Business Intelligence

Industry Experience

Principal Investors
Sovereign Wealth Fund, Private Equity, Venture Capital,

Social Sector
Foundations and Philanthropy, NGOs and Nonprofits