Sullivan & Stanley Announces New CEO Kris Wadia for MEA Region

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Sullivan & Stanley, the award-winning specialist change consultancy, is delighted to welcome Kris Wadia as its new CEO for the Middle East & Africa (MEA) region. With over 30 years of global experience driving revenue growth and operational transformation at speed and scale across 73 countries and multiple industries, Kris will focus on expanding Sullivan & Stanley’s offerings and delivering exceptional experience to clients in MEA.

Sullivan & Stanley was established in 2016, with the aim to break the mould of traditional consulting models, helping clients overcome transformation failure and successfully bridge the gap between investment and value realisation. Headquartered in London, UK, Sullivan & Stanley has offices in Manchester and officially launched its offering in MEA in November 2023, having already worked with leading businesses in the region for over two years.

Jason Byrne, Global CEO of Sullivan & Stanley, said: “We’re thrilled to have Kris on board to lead our expansion in the region. His blend of commercial and transformation expertise, underpinned by ESG values, makes him the perfect fit to drive our growing client portfolio in MEA. With Kris at the helm, Sullivan & Stanley is set to revolutionise the consultancy landscape in the region, given his stellar track record in executive leadership roles at Accenture and Quintiles (now IQVIA).”

Kris Wadia, CEO MEA at Sullivan & Stanley, said: “I am excited to join Sullivan & Stanley as the CEO for the MEA region, especially given the company’s distinguished reputation in pioneering strategic change and driving innovation for businesses. By deploying their proven transformation methodologies, digital services and experienced professionals within nation-building programmes, S&S will help shape the region’s business landscape for future generations.”

Pat Lynes, Founder of Sullivan & Stanley said: “In the last three years, we’ve established ourselves as a key player in transformation consulting for major brands in the region. Our decision to deepen our presence in the MEA is a significant step that reflects our dedication to this market. At Sullivan & Stanley, we’re driven by the opportunity to foster industry evolution and inspire the future of work. The need for client-side consulting continues to be clear in the Middle East, as companies seek new alternatives to traditional consulting firms. Working alongside Kris Wadia, I’m excited to see the next phase of S&S in MEA, building on our solid foundation to deliver tailored, effective transformation strategies for our clients and helping them build sustainable capabilities.”


About Kris Wadia

Kris Wadia is a global senior executive and board director with over 30 years of experience and a proven track record of successful business launches, rapid growth, and operational transformation at speed and scale across 73 countries and multiple industries.

As a purpose-driven leader, Kris embeds ESG strategies into operations by pioneering pragmatic solutions that accelerate profitability. He has been featured at the World Economic Forum and appointed as a non-executive director at the Colombo Stock Exchange listed Gestetner of Ceylon PLC.

With his blend of investigative, entrepreneurial and investor relations talents, Kris is an effective spokesperson and Board level representative. He serves as a pro-bono advisor to the British Army’s Centre for Army Leadership. Now based in Dubai, he is an executive Mentor at leading incubators and accelerators focused on fintech, biotech and healthtech.


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