The Middle East Africa

Colombus Consulting opened an office in Tunis in early 2012.

This marked a new stage in the company’s growth in the Middle East Africa region and demonstrates our ambition to meet the needs of economic players in areas of turmoil.

The Tunis office is managed by Hatem Frikha, Mohamed Mehdi Khemiri, Mondher Khanfir, Mohamed Ali Razgallah and Ali Zlaoui.

The team offers companies and institutions in the Middle East Africa region the same services as the Paris office — assistance implementing transformation projects — with the same professionalism, skill set and methodologies. Local consultants work alongside the Paris-based teams on projects.

We hope to develop our activities in the region in high-potential sectors such as banking, insurance, public sector, health, transport and telecommunications.

“We wanted to commit to a new venture overseas. The meeting with Hatem Frikha and his teams launched the process: their way of seeing and doing things and their energy, reminded me of our own beginnings. The Tunisian team is now an integral part of our company. Together, we aim to become one of the leaders in consultancy in the Middle East Africa region in general and in Tunisia in particular. We also hope that our work together will contribute in some way to the region’s economic development following the Arab Spring.”
Valérie Ader, Chairman of Colombus Consulting

“We’re delighted to bring the Colombus Consulting brand to Tunisia. As well as sharing the same vision of the consultancy business, we have a common goal : carrying out major projects in Tunisia and becoming an influential player in the Middle East Africa region.”
Hatem Frikha, Senior Partner of Colombus Consulting’s Tunisian office

Areas of expertise :

  • Operational efficiency
  • Management programme
  • Change management
Hatem Frikha
Senior Partner
Guides company directors through the rollout of their strategy and their development and transformation programmes
Hatem Frikha co-founded and currently manages Colombus Consulting's office in Tunis. After gaining over twelve years experience in management consultancy in France and internationally, Hatem now supports major operational efficiency and IS transformation projects in the banking,...

Hatem Frikha co-founded and currently manages Colombus Consulting's office in Tunis. After gaining over twelve years experience in management consultancy in France and internationally, Hatem now supports major operational efficiency and IS transformation projects in the banking, insurance and health sectors in Tunisia and Algeria

His contributions cover the management of these transformations within the company and their impacts on organization, human resources and information systems.

Furthermore, Hatem oversees the company's operational management and strategic development in the Middle East Africa region.

Education & Training :

École Supérieure de Commerce de Paris
ESCP degree
Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland
MBA

Areas of involvement :

Public sector Information systems

Areas of expertise :

  • Corporate governance
  • Strategic planning
  • Programme management
  • E-business
  • Supply chain management
  • Operational performance
  • Innovation and technology transfer
  • Financial audit
  • Technological architecture of information systems
Mondher Khanfir
Senior Partner
Assists decision-makers with their strategic planning and guides them through their business development and transformation projects
A trained engineer, Mondher began his career in the electronics industry before moving into strategy and management consultancy. He has over fifteen years experience in this sector, particularly in supporting companies in e-business and supply chain management. The co-founder of...

A trained engineer, Mondher began his career in the electronics industry before moving into strategy and management consultancy. He has over fifteen years experience in this sector, particularly in supporting companies in e-business and supply chain management. The co-founder of Wiki Start up, he is behind the first private business incubator in Tunisia supporting innovation and entrepreneurship.

joined Colombus Consulting's office in Tunis in March 2012. Alongside this, he is regularly asked to conduct economic studies, particularly by international investors (World Bank, GIZ, JBIC, etc.).

Mondher is also Vice-Chairman of the Consultancy Commission and member of the Office for National Statistics in Tunisia.

Education & Training :

International Corporate Finance, Tunis
Certificate of Trainer in Corporate Governance
Mediterranean School of Business, Tunis
Executive MBA
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute USA
Support to Technology SMEs Training Program
ENSAM, Paris
Degree in Engineering
Franco-British Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Marketing Certificate

Areas of expertise :

  • Strategy development
  • Sales efficiency
  • Telecommunications
Mohamed Mehdi Khemiri
Senior Partner
Helps decision-makers devise their development strategies and optimize their sales and marketing efficiency
Following successful entrepreneurial experience, Mohamed Mehdi co-founded Colombus Consulting's office in Tunis in 2012. He assists decision-makers with their development strategies and provides expertise in telecommunications.He supports innovation and entrepreneurship as co-founder...

Following successful entrepreneurial experience, Mohamed Mehdi co-founded Colombus Consulting's office in Tunis in 2012. He assists decision-makers with their development strategies and provides expertise in telecommunications.
He supports innovation and entrepreneurship as co-founder of Wiki Start up, the first private business incubator in Tunisia, and the investment fund Innovest, which specializes in innovative projects in information technology.

Mohamed Mehdi is also a founder member of the not-for-profit organization Carthage Business Angels.

Today he is pursuing his passion for entrepreneurship by developing Colombus Consulting in the Middle East Africa region.

Education & Training :

Mediterranean School of Business, Tunis
Executive MBA
Telecom Paris Tech
Degree in Engineering
École Polytechnique
Degree in Engineering

Areas of expertise :

  • Urbanization of information systems
Mohamed Ali Razgallah
Partner
Guides businesses through the governance, management and transformation of their information system
An École Centrale graduate and co-founder of the Tunisian office, Mohamed Ali has a dozen years experience in management consultancy. He began his career in France, where he was involved in major programmes led by key accounts, particularly in the energy and finance sectors. He...

An École Centrale graduate and co-founder of the Tunisian office, Mohamed Ali has a dozen years experience in management consultancy. He began his career in France, where he was involved in major programmes led by key accounts, particularly in the energy and finance sectors.

He is an expert in the planning, management and urbanisation of information systems. Mohamed Ali is also recognised for his experience in technology consultancy on the new cross-functional architectures of information systems.
Currently, he heads Colombus Consulting's information systems offering in the Middle East Africa region.

Education & Training :

EPITA
Master's Degree in Architecture of Information Systems
École Centrale de Lyon
Degree in Engineering
Ali Zlaoui
Partner
Assists top managers and senior executives with the definition and implementation of their innovation and transformation projects.
Ali Zlaoui participated in the foundation of Colombus Consulting’s office in Tunis. He actively contributes to its development and growth as a partner since 2013. With a double training in computer science and management, he began his career in France as a consultant in Information...

Ali Zlaoui participated in the foundation of Colombus Consulting’s office in Tunis. He actively contributes to its development and growth as a partner since 2013.
With a double training in computer science and management, he began his career in France as a consultant in Information Systems. He was involved in several IT projects in the finance and energy sectors. In 2010, he switched to management consulting before joining Colombus Consulting.
Today, he leads innovation and transformation projects in the insurance and IT sectors.
Furthermore, Ali is in charge of the office’s financial steering and the development of its offer for Insurance sector in the Middle East Africa region.

Education & Training :

Toulouse Business School
Master in innovation management
University of Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier
Bachelor in Computer Science
Colombus Consulting
Complexe Rosalys, A2
1053 Les Berges du Lac 2 - Tunis