Dubai-based consultancy Mahandru Associates opens US office

06 August 2019 2 min. read
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Dubai-based consulting firm Mahandru Associates has announced the opening of a new office in Alexandria, Virginia. The expansion into the US is part of the firm’s goal of becoming a global organization, and will also serve to strengthen business ties between the US and the United Arab Emirates.

Mahandru Associates will offer business migration services, such as business acquisition, as well as immigration assistance, including investor visa and green card services. Business consultants will also offer business support and consulting services in areas including market research, feasibility studies, competitor analysis, and growth strategies.

“We are delighted to announce this expansion that will help enhance the services and solutions we offer to our clients and to satisfy the corporate expectations of connoisseurs in the most innovative way,” Raheel Sheikh, founder and director of Mahandru Associates, said.

Sheikh said his goal is to attract $30 million of foreign direct investments into the US in three-to-five years’ time. He also said Mahandru Associates will hire 10-12 American citizens for its US office.

Dubai-based consultancy Mahandru Associates opens US office

“Thanks to the resilience of its forward-looking vision and a robust adaptation to an ever-changing economic environment, Mahandru Associates has maintained stable growth and is in a condition of strength with which to enter a new era of expansion,” Sheikh said. “Clarity and transparency remain our main objectives. We continuously strive for excellence, authenticity, and reliability to ensure the trust and loyalty of our respected clients. Company growth, longevity, and market leadership remain our constant ambitions.”

Although Mahandru Associates is leaving home territory in search of business opportunities, many professionals and organizations often head to the UAE, to locations such as Abu Dhabi and Dubai, to take advantage of a booming industry and economy.

Insurance consultancy Charles Taylor InsureTech, for example, in June launched its first Middle East office in Dubai. Both Abu Dhabi and Dubai, meanwhile, were named among the top 10 cities for digital expert expats – defined as workers with expert-level knowledge in data mining, engineering, analytics, programming, web development, digital design, artificial intelligence and robotics, and engineering – according to a May survey by Boston Consulting Group, with 67% of digital experts responding that they were open to such a move.