Booz Allen Executive Vice President Ramez Shehadi, speaks during an interview with The Daily Star in Beirut, Wednesday, March 18, 2015. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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After spending over half a century in the region, Booz Allen Hamilton, the world's oldest consulting firm is re-entering the Middle East with even more enthusiasm.The agreement positioned Booz & Company – now known as Strategy& – as the consultancy firm with a global footprint, while Booz Allen Hamilton was left to pursue its business with the U.S. public sector.Technically, Booz Allen Hamilton never left the Middle East."When Booz & Company was acquired in 2014, Booz Allen Hamilton took the view that this would be a great opportunity to even further invest in the Middle East, in so far that the brand of Booz in its use within Booz & Company would cease to exist," Shehadi said.He goes on to explain that for Booz Allen Hamilton, investing in the Middle East was more than just building on an existing reputation.
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