Consultants with strong presence and understanding in UAE market
Market Research UAE by YCP Solidiance is the B2B advisory firm trusted by multinational Fortune500 to provide evidence-based market strategies in Asia. We hold deep market knowledge, insights and practical recommendations that are tailored for clients’ specific challenges and barriers to success. Our team is committed to supporting our clients’ understanding of the market(s) in which they compete, ensuring that decisions made are timely and well-informed. We work in partnership with our clients based on the philosophy of 'make your success, our success' which has resulted in our 90% repeat client rate.
Our expert consultants from YCP Solidiance have a wide-ranging project experience across various sectors and industries in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, regionally across the GCC, as well as >10 markets in the Asia Pacific. Our local, regional and international extensive experience is what sets us apart from the rest, as we consider ourselves the true advisors in the Middle East. Our consultants are well-trained and resourceful in gathering various insights from customers, suppliers, and intermediaries in the marketplace that will be analyzed and developed to be actionable insights for sustainable business strategies.
All projects are executed in-house based on our straightforward method. We get our hands dirty in the field to extract relevant information from key stakeholders and experts in all marketplaces. Our clients will be provided insights and analysis from our own experts and consultants. Not only that, our team at Market Research UAE also ensures insights are cross-checked and verified by our established networks in the industry. We make sure to interpret and analyze something more than data and provide strategic insights based on direct findings in real-time.
Aware of our clients’ unique identities, circumstances and needs, we execute every project from scratch: our philosophy is that every client requires a customized solution. As opposed to force-fitting previous market knowledge and findings into a general framework or strategy template – we meticulously craft a specialized Market Approach – whether it is for the Dubai/Abu Dhabi market, China, Thailand or Indonesia market -- to address each of our client’s particular needs and circumstances.
Our professional team is comprised of consultants from each of the markets we operate in and seasoned global executives armed with specific language skills, industry knowledge, and cultural understanding in the marketplace to equip our clients with the right advice and business strategies. We responsibly execute our projects in-house and never outsource our work to other parties. The vast-majority of our world-class team of expert consultants are fluent in multiple languages – whether it’s English, Chinese, Bahasa, German, Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese, Malay, or Arabic – to ensure we have an ear to the local ground. Solidiance maintains the highest standards of quality, timeliness, and confidentiality needed by our clients. We comply with a set of strict regulations for NDA and legal agreements determined by our headquarters in Singapore.
Solidiance employs a team of multilingual management consultants with proven track records and experience in the relevant disciplines and markets to credibly collect factual insights, provide reliable business analysis, and develop strategies that work in the marketplace. We don’t rely on secondary research, but instead, focus most of our attention on primary research utilizing our established networks to conduct face-to-face interviews with industry experts and key stakeholders at the executive and senior management level. Equipped with the right insights, our teams will conduct market analysis, identify growth opportunities, and work with our clients to develop the necessary strategies.
Damien Duhamel is our Managing Partner who had worked in hundreds of growth strategy engagements with Fortune 500 clients. He is a recognized Innovation and Competitive Strategy professional with more than 20 years of experience. Hee specializes in a wide range of business consulting services in Asia and Middle East markets. Various regional and global media such as AFP, Business Insider, BBC, Bloomberg, CNN, CNBC, New York Times, and Wall Street Journal, have featured his thought leadership. Damien can serve clients in several languages, including English, French, and Vietnamese. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business from Victoria University, and MBA from the Chicago Booth School of Business.
Jack is a Director in YCPS Middle East business. Jack has considerable global project management experience and has worked within our business development and consulting operations across Europe, the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific. Jack has worked extensively with Fortune 500 clients. Prior to joining YCP Group, Jack was working for a London-based advisory firm helping to launch and scale its market intelligence services in Ghana, Libya, Egypt, and Myanmar. He has also previously lived in Saudi Arabia, Yemen, UAE, Jordan, and Singapore. He holds a Master's degree from the London School of Economics & Political Science.
Nabil is our Abu Dhabi-based Director who has various expertise, including market landscape analysis, financial modeling and due diligence. He's experienced in leading and conducting various projects across the logistics space in the Middle East region, from UAE, Qatar, Iran, Saudi Arabia, to Southeast Asia countries. Prior his works at Market Research UAE, Nabil had worked in Fortune 500 companies, reporting directly to the CFOs , and led more than 30 key markets across Africa, the Middle East and Asia. He obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from The American University of Beirut.
Devshree is a Director at YCP Solidiance. She brings extensive growth strategy consulting and market entry experience across the Construction and Building materials, Chemicals, Automotive, Lubricants, Telecom, Healthcare, Automation, and Industrial domains. She has successfully led projects across global markets including India, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, South Korea, Europe, and Australia. She has assisted several Fortune 500 clients in assessing local market opportunities, developing market entry and growth strategies, revamping channels, identifying potential partners, benchmarking competition, and more. Prior to joining YCP Solidiance, she worked with an India Market Entry consulting firm, providing strategy rollout and implementation support to European companies. She holds a Masters in Management Consultancy from Leeds Business School, UK.
Alaa is an analyst at YCP Solidiance working on project analytics, conducting research and stakeholder interviews, and developing client reports. Prior to joining YCP Solidiance, she gained experience working in both public and private institutions in the Industrial Chemicals, Petroleum, and Finance sectors. Alaa specializes in growth strategies and PMO performance management and monitoring projects. Alaa holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from the American University of Beirut and speaks English, Arabic, and French fluently.
Christian is an Analyst at YCP Solidiance who has worked on projects across the GCC Markets. Christian joined YCP Solidiance after several years of working in different industries including financial manufacturing and industries. He has worked on a Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Oman growth and expansion strategy for a Saudi geosynthetics player and a Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and UAE Construction Materials growth strategy for a global plastic film manufacturer. These projects included market sizing, market segmentation, competitor analysis, and strategic recommendations for market expansion. Christian completed his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis on Financial Engineering from Notre Dame University, has completed a Business Analytics course at Harvard Business School Online, and has received his CFA Level 1. He is a native Arabic speaker and is fluent in English.