Organizational Development

Organizational Development

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Leila Gedsø-Kharazmi with Consulting 101. Leila has 10+ years of management consulting experience from Bain, BCG and QVARTZ in addition to two years’ work with M&A transactions in Carnegie Investment Banking.

 

Her areas of specialisation is strategy and organisational development within various industries. Furthermore, Leila has leadership experience from managing the Business Development unit in Telenor‘s consumer division.

Leila holds a double MSc degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Copenhagen and New York University, for which she received a Fulbright scholarship. Five years ago Leila founded a successful Consulting 101 Academy running workshops at some of the major companies in the region on consulting skills – structured problemsolving, top-down communication, facilitation, presentation etc.

Privately, Leila is married and has four teenage children.

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Rahul Bhargava with PurpleCrest. Rahul was a management consultant at McKinsey for 6 years, and has been running his own consulting firm since 2012. PurpleCrest, his firm, focuses on strategy consulting and high-performance business coaching to mid-market organisations in India and Canada. After leaving McKinsey, Rahul also led the operations for one of the United Nations offices in India, focusing on accelerating the achievement of health related millennium development goals (MDG-4 & 5). He is an advisory board member in few nonprofits and startups.

Rahul lives in Oakville, Greater Toronto Area (Canada) along with his wife and 2 sons. Rahul is excited to be part of the Umbrex community, and is looking to collaborate on projects requiring digital solutions for impact creation.

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Agnes Allotey with Stratosphere. Agnes is a Strategy, Innovation, Product and Organizational Development expert and a Management Consultant with 19 years of experience at firms including McKinsey and Company, Bloomberg L.P., Dow Jones & Company and Milvik (BIMA).  She has exposure to multiple industries and functions including the development of Public-Private Sector Partnerships, Insurance, Mining, Banking, Sustainable Enterprises and Media.  She is currently the Founder and Executive Director of Stratosphere, a management consulting firm focused on serving companies with interests in Africa.  Some of her recent work include working on a transformation for a sovereign wealth fund and helping a large international foundation decide on which sectors to invest in.  Agnes is also a Project Manager for CGAP, a think tank housed at the World Bank focusing on financial inclusion.

She also contributed to articles for the McKinsey Global Institute, carrying out key pieces of research into South Africa’s economy and McKinsey Women where she studied gender imbalances at work and the effect on company EBITDA.  She has also published hundreds of articles on the Bloomberg Terminal for consumption by traders in real-time and edited copy for the Wall Street Journal as a National Copyreader for Dow Jones & Company.

Agnes is also a career coach and served on the Boards of the Kuenyehia Prize for Contemporary Art and Unryddle, a technology-enabled educational development agency for university students. She has an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business where she specialized in Finance and Strategy and a Bachelor of Arts from Bryn Mawr College in English Literature with a minor in Physics.