Market Research Abu Dhabi

About

Market Research Abu Dhabi

Solidiance is the B2B consultancy firm trusted by multinational Fortune 500s to advise on evidence-based market strategies in Asia and the Middle East. Our strategic insights and recommendations are produced for our clients to enhance their understanding of the marketplace and to support the execution of informed and timely decision-making. We work hand-in-hand with our client’s to achieve enduring results, based on reliable insights gathered and analysed by our experts. Our team is comprised of professional consultants equipped with extensive project experience across various sectors and industries locally in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, regionally across the GCC, as well as across Asia. We are well-trained to be adept and resourceful in gathering insights directly from customers, suppliers, and intermediaries in the marketplace; our experts then analyze and develop these insights to create actionable and sustainable business strategies.

We execute all our projects in-house and our work method is straight-forward: we get the work done by 'getting our hands dirty' in the field, extracting relevant information from key stakeholders and experts in the marketplace, whether that marketplace is the UAE, Singapore, Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand, or China (or all of the above!). Our clients not only get the insights and analysis from our own experts and consultants – we also ensure insights are cross-checked and verified by our established networks in the industry. This approach ensures that we are interpreting and analyzing something more than data; we are providing strategic insights based on direct findings.

Our approach and execution has earned us numerous accolades from clients, resulting in an approximately 90% repeat engagement rate. We let our work speak for itself; our credentials are found in the calibre of our clients across a breadth of industries: Clients include major players such as BASF, Kawasaki, Microsoft, Essilor, Caterpillar, DuPont, Philips, Toyota, Boston Scientific, Nokia, and Baxter.

Market Research Abu Dhabi

Our clients like the fact that we are regionally-focused, locally-based across 9 Asian countries, and know Asia and the Middle East best. Solidiance has offices in Singapore (HQ), China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam.

Visit our website to know more about us

www.solidiance.com

Our Team

Team Member
Damien Duhamel
Managing Partner Asia Pacific

Damien has more than 17 years of marketing strategy consulting related experience in the Asia Pacific region. From 1995- and 2000, Damien managed a boutique market intelligence consultancy based In Vietnam and helped dozens of foreign investors enter Vietnam. Prior to Solidiance, Damien was the Asia Pacific Managing Director of the consulting arm of London-listed Aegis Plc. Based in Singapore he managed the entire unit consisting of 15 offices worldwide. During his tenure as business unit leader, revenue increased four folds. Damien has worked on multiple Fortune 500 and Government projects across Asia. Recognized as an innovation and competitive strategy expert, he frequently holds presentations and is often interviewed on the topic. Damien holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Damien has been in Asia Pacific for the past 23 years and in Singapore for the last 11. Damien speaks fluent Vietnamese and basic Japanese.

Team Member
Heiko Bugs
Partner Asia Pacific

Heiko is Solidiance’s Partner Asia Pacific responsible for the industrial segment. He manages the business unit across offices with P&L responsibility and to form and grow a strong multinational team with outstanding project quality. He started his career in Asia in 1994 working for a manufacturing joint-venture in South Korea before becoming a consultant for industrial products with SAP. Heiko has spent 5 years in India and 9 years in Greater China, participating in Asia's rapid development as the new economic power house. His experiences and expertise brought him the opportunity to present Asian topics at more than 30 international conferences in EU, US, India and China. For the last 14 years, he has been focusing on the rapidly developing economic relationship between India and China and its global strategic impact. Heiko studied Economics and Information Technology at Mannheim University, Germany and holds an MBA with Honors from Rutgers, USA.

Team Member
Erika Masako Welch
Business Development Director

Erika is Solidiance’s Regional Director of Business Development in the Middle East. She brings 5 years of regional experience focused on strategy consulting and business development, working with the region’s most influential corporations, government bodies, and foundations. Prior to joining Solidiance, Erika was the Manager of Business Development and Senior Advisor at a boutique management consulting firm specializing in sustainability advisory services where she established regional offices and led projects for dozens of organizations across the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Oman, and Jordan in >10 sectors. She also brings with her consulting experiences from Canada, West Africa, and Central America. Erika received her B.Sc from McGill University, Canada and holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainability Leadership and Business from the University of Cambridge, UK. Erika speaks fluent English, Japanese, conversational French and “survival” Arabic.

 

Team Member
Omar Aziz
Manager

Omar is a manager with Solidiance. He has over 3 years of consulting experience in the fields of telecom, energy and industrial. He understands the Iran market and culture well. He has an established network in Iran that allows him to serve companies in analyzing market opportunities in Iran. Other than Iran, Omar has worked and lived in Singapore, Korea and Pakistan. He has an MBA from Nanyang Business School, Singapore.

Team Member
Rachit Khosla
Senior Consultant

Rachit started his career with a consulting and marketing firm for industrial products. He has rich consulting and competitive intelligence experience across diverse industries such as automotive, med-tech, construction materials, information technology, telecom, chemicals and plastics. Rachit holds a Bachelors degree in Computer Engineering from Bharati Vidyapeeth College of Engineering, Pune, India and a Masters degree with Merit in Global Business Analysis from Manchester Business School, UK. Apart from this, he has studied foreign trade at Indian Institute of Foreign Trade. Rachit is very well travelled across India and abroad, and speaks fluent English and Hindi.

Team Member
Pavan Madamsetty
Senior Consultant

Pavan has a sound background in competitive intelligence. At Solidiance he has worked on projects spanning industries such as construction materials, chemicals, automotive components, industrial equipments and medical devices. Pavan graduated from Jawaharlal Technological University with a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering and holds an MBA with honours from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, USA. Pavan speak fluent English and Hindi.