Meras Consulting


Viable holistic solutions for institutions and their stakeholders

MERAS CONSULTING is a Boutique Kuwaiti Firm providing viable holistic solutions for institutions and their stakeholders. We offer hands-on approach to problem solving starting from thorough identification of challenges, culminating with the development of a workable strategic plan which includes on-site certified training.

MERAS has also established a training arm to address the training needs and capacity building of institutions.

The Meras team and their associates bring on board 20 plus years of extensive experience, locally and internationally, in education, concept development, feasibility studies, business and strategic planning, greenfield start-up projects, operational management, leadership development, finance, and training.

Meras provides solutions for companies, businesses, Government bodies & non-profits organizations as well as private schools, colleges and universities, with a reputation for the highest quality of work catering to the needs of the private local market. We work with owners regarding the start-up, operation, management, and registration of entities.

Meras Consulting is on the list of approved companies of KDIPA (Kuwait Direct Investment Promotion Authority). This allows Meras to represent foreign investors and companies in their registration process.

Meras is also proud to be on the accredited list of consultancy offices for the Private Universities Council in Kuwait (PUC). This allows Meras to submit Feasibility & Economic Studies for proposed Academic Institutions on behalf of Owners.

MEET THE PARTNERS
Kuwait and QMS

AN ISO 9001:2015 CERTIFIED COMPANY Certificate No 008-0124-Q

Our Mission

To strategically build, transform and grow institutions by delivering innovative, integrated and viable solutions and services.

Who We Are

We are two professionals that have partnered, by intertwining our experiences and championing our beliefs, to form a boutique consulting company that provides its clients and their stakeholders with holistic services and solutions.

To deliver world class strategies, solutions, and systems, the Partners collaborate with a diverse team of specialized consultants. The Meras team will be built and organized based on the project requirement, and will include professionals with local, regional, and international expertise.

We Believe:

 

  • organizations are dynamic entities that need to often reflect and review their past, asses their current path and strategize for their tomorrow with an objective eye and resolute manner;
  • each organization is unique thus, its vision and aspirations must be respected;
  • each organization is a multifaceted gem, and focusing on only a few of its facets will subdue its shine, thus requiring a comprehensive approach to enable growth and prosperity;
  • clients deserve honest and objective perspectives;
  • in Excellence, Collaboration, and Partnership

Meras Consulting Mirrors our Beliefs:

 

  • in order to deliver the most workable solutions, we carefully tailor our services to meet the specific needs of your organization. We have a passionate belief that people are the key to success in any organization;
  • we work with management teams to turn strategic change into tangible actions and improved performance;
  • find alternative paths that will lead institutions towards their targeted outcome;
  • we provide ongoing support to ensure long-term success; and
  • we can handle and monitor projects from beginning to end, or if required a specific project component, utilizing best practice strategies to deliver quality, on-time project results.

Our Services

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Educational Consulting

Comprehensive services for schools and higher education institutes including strategic planning, leadership development, quality management, branding and marketing, campus planning and student success strategies.

Management Consulting

Specialized services include: financial management; organizational structure and job design; capacity building; enhancement of customer experience and satisfaction; media/marketing consulting; and conferences/events planning.

Economic Consulting

Delivery of services include but are not limited to: feasibility studies; research studies; and business planning for start-ups.

Quality Assurance

Provision of Quality Systems Advisory Services utilizing internationally recognized methodology to qualify businesses against the requirements of international quality systems.

Training Consultancy

We undertake gap and needs analysis enabling us to provide customized tailored training solutions for organizations matching the strategy of the organization and delivering required results.

Project Management

Partnering with stakeholders we provide services of concept and initiation plans, designing plans, execution and control of projects, turnkey solutions.

Claims Services

We provide Claims Consultancy Services for various types of EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) Contracts. Our consultants have more than 15 years of experience in the oil and gas EPC contracts and can provide advice to contractors’ management on contractual matters, claims, variations, interpretation of contractual terms, justifications for claiming outside of scope work requested but not admitted by owners. We also specialize in preparing major time extension claims, identifying claimable costs to the projects and delays to the schedules and programs that are the responsibility of the owners.

Meet the Partners

KAWTHAR ABU GHAZALEH

KAWTHAR H. ABU GHAZALEH

MA, Ed.M., BSc // Co-Founder of Meras Consulting

An internationally-recognized Harvard graduate, Kawthar is an award-winning leader and pioneer in private higher education in Kuwait. Over her 20+ year career, she has developed diverse expertise in areas such as educational administration and management, organizational leadership and communication, workforce development and community capacity-building, and inter-organizational relationships and partnerships.

Having played key roles in three institutional start-ups, Kawthar’s proven dedication to service and program quality is legendary. She has designed facilities and systems, developed programs and policies, and built high-performance teams, all focused on ensuring that the institution, its employees and students achieve their goals.

Kawthar also has extensive experience in areas of early childhood education and development and has worked in regional pan Arab organizations promoting and advocating issues related to sustainable development and implementing training programs for mothers and children as well as children with special needs.  In addition, she has been instrumental in ensuring that all the organizations and agencies she has worked for have been able to showcase their capabilities and achievements through delivery of first class regional conferences, international seminars, inaugural graduations, career expos and VIP events.

Kawthar has worked: regionally with United Nations agencies such as IMF, WB, UNICEF, ILO, UNESCO, AGFUND; and locally in Kuwait with private universities ACK and AC, in addition to the renowned International Monetary Fund headquartered in Washington DC.  Her unique blend of experience gained with a cross section of organizations enables Kawthar to bring to Meras Consulting the ability to bench mark world’s best practice whilst recognizing and adapting solutions to regional and local requirements.

LAMA JAMALALDIN

LAMA M. JAMALALDIN

BA, DELTA, CELTA // Co-Founder of Meras Consulting

Prior to the establishment of Meras Consulting, Lama was a key player in Kuwait’s education (9 years) and banking (8 years) sectors.  Her diversified background and success in multiple sectors demonstrates her expertise in organizational development, spanning: educational administration; policies and procedure; human resource capacity building through analysis and delivery of training; customer and client relations; and investment services.

Lama’s career started in the National Bank of Kuwait where she became a Private Banking Account Officer, however her passion to empower and guide youth to achieve personal and professional success through education led her to venture into research and delivery of bespoke training.

An innovative and driven professional, Lama undertook a number of specialized certifications to work in the education field delving in both the academic and administrative fields in three higher educational institutions in Kuwait. In her roles, she has: instructed; assisted in the developing of curriculum and various academic programs; developed institutional policies; and facilitated numerous workshops and conferences. Her strong interpersonal skills have placed her in leadership positions managing staff and student bodies and seen her as focal point for liaison with stakeholders ensuring beneficial outcomes for all. In addition, Lama’s interest in students diagnosed with learning disabilities has led her to research up to date methods of teaching and learning, pursue an accreditation as a Coach for Children and Teens with ADHD and present a workshop in ‘Executive Skills in the Classroom’.

Lama adds to the company a wealth of analytical and research skills, along with exceptional stakeholder management, enabling Meras Consulting to be a leader in the provision of holistic problem solving services.

Our Clients

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Al-Tijari
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Kuwait Projects Group (KPG)

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Strategic Alliance

Contact Us

Lama Jamalaladin

Kawthar Abu Ghazaleh

Location

PHONE: (+965) 60700029
EMAIL: lama@merasconsulting.com

PHONE: (+965) 60700089
EMAIL: kawthar@merasconsulting.com

Kuwait, Sharq
Khalid Bin Al Waleed St.
Sawaber 6 Bldg, 4th Floor , Office 2

info@merasconsulting.com