Valerie Scheer

valerie scheer

Facilitator at Harvard Business Publishing Corporate Learning Group

United Arab Emirates

Bio Summary

Valérie is the co-founder of AS Partners (AS/P), a consulting firm with a focus on identifying, developing, incentivizing and engaging talent together with our clients.

AS/P's projects are usually very hands on and include a strategy phase, which is always followed by implementation. After years of trying to create a delivery model that is more focused on co-creation with our clients than the traditional consulting model, we have developed our "signature project": several months-long development journeys, where we build our client team's capabilities in change management, project management and/or delivery and empower them to put these new skills to the test by delivering on the projects themselves - supported by our AS/P coaches. By the end of the projects, the client has increased its teams' capabilities AND implemented the project.

Before founding AS/P, Valérie spent almost 10 years at McKinsey in Germany and the Middle East: As consultant focused on organizational and Human Capital related topics and also as Head of Professional Development and Training for McKinsey's Middle East office.

Valérie's passion to develop people is also reflected in her role as facilitator for major Fortune 500 companies as well as leading companies in the Middle East. She leads in person and remote trainings directly with clients and through her partnership with Harvard Business Publishing.

Valérie holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and has lived and worked in Europe, the United States and the Middle East.

Employment History

Harvard Business Publishing Corporate Learning Group


Harvard Business Publishing Corporate Learning Group

October 2020 - present

Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Facilitator for online and in-person trainings in partnership with Harvard Business Publishing. Clients include leading institutions in the Public and Private Sector and span Asia, the Middle East and Europe.


Management Consultant


July 2017 - present

Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

Co-founder and Partner at AS/P, a boutique consulting firm located in the Middle East and focused on project around Human Capital - from Recruiting, onboarding, performance management, culture and change management. Our team ...see more

McKinsey & Company

Engagement Manager (em)

McKinsey & Company

January 2014 - June 2017

Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Senior Associate (2014) Engagement Manager (2014-2015) Head of Professional Development & Training for the Middle East Office (2016) Internal Project Management - Leading the integration of Elixir into McKinsey (2017)

McKinsey Deutschland


McKinsey Deutschland

October 2008 - August 2011

Munich, Germany

Entry-level consultant in McKinsey's German office. I worked on projects across Europe and Africa and across a broad range of industries and topics. After 3 years, I left to do my MBA, which was sponsored by McKinsey and incl ...see more

Siemens Ltd.

Industrial Manager

Siemens Ltd.

October 2005 - September 2008

Munich, Germany

Professional training in parallel to undergraduate studies. Final grade: excellent; Top 5%. Worked in several departments covering all major business functions: HR, Controlling, Sales, Purchasing, M&A.

Selected Project Experience

Project Description:
Training and project implementation journey to support a Cultural Transformation: - 1 month strategy to define the workstreams, identify participants to go through the Culture Change and Delivery training and set up the exact training journey - 7 month training to teach the client project management and change management skills and empower them to deliver on the workstreams, supported by our AS/P coaches

Industry: Public Sector

Topic(s): Human Resources (HR)

Project Description:
Develop new values and behaviours. Define workstreams and implement alongside the client to bring the values to life. Workstreams included communication and development of a culture book, reviewing performance management, recruiting and onboarding, adapting the way the client runs meetings and makes decision etc.

Industry: Social Sector

Topic(s): Human Resources (HR)

Project Description:
Support of the integration of a company of several thousand colleagues across the globe into my client's organization, incl running the central PMO and leading the Change, Communication and Culture work stream.

Industry: Industrial Goods

Topic(s): Organizational Transformation


Master's in Business Administration/Management

Harvard Business School


Bachelor's in Business Administration/Management

Hochschule Ingolstadt


Language Skills

Country Experience

Armenia Bahrain Germany Kuwait Nigeria Norway Saudi Arabia Switzerland United Arab Emirates United States



Portfolio Management

Education and Training

Program Management


Project Management,

Change & Implementation,

Transformation Management Office,

Balance Scorecard,

Dashboard Development,


Monitoring & Evaluation,

Organizational Excellence,

Performance Management System,

Strategy Execution,

Strategic Management,

Human Resources

Leadership Development

Industry Experience

Social Sector

Multilateral Organizations,

Foundations and Philanthropy,

NGOs and Nonprofits