Robert Palazzo is the lead manager for Corporate Finance & Management Consulting at the Middle East Consultancy Services Ltd.
He has 25 years plus experience in Finance and Operations. This includes approximately 12 years as CFO and 10 years experience in Mergers and Acquisitions. He has handled 9-10 Joint Ventures in his career to date. Mr. Palazzo is an expert in forensic accounting and troubleshooting. He excels in looking at businesses and identifying where the companies can maximize revenue and move to the next level.
Mr Palazzo has a corporate personality, an acute commercial mind and enjoys taking businesses to the next realm in any given sector. He has experience in small, medium and large enterprises, having worked with companies with turnovers of up to USD 4 Billion.
He has international experience working in countries such as Sweden,
Kenya, Qatar, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, UAE and Saudi Arabia. He boasts of 15 years’ experience in international finance reporting on top level. He attained a Masters Economics 1988 from Karlstads Universitet, Sweden and became an authorized Public Accountant in 1993. He spent 3 years in a Top 4 Accountancy Practice KPMG as an expert in Corporate Finance, Corporate Recovery and Company Restructuring.
Valentine Palazzo is the lead manager for Marketing and Human Resource Consulting at the Middle East Consultancy Services Ltd. She is a profit driven marketing professional and is the current managing partner of Middle East Consultancy Services Ltd. She has more than 10 years of solid B2B Marketing experience, delivering profitable solutions to drive sales, attract and maintain customers, and build a solid corporate brand. Her marketing experience includes advertising, event planning, public relations and destination marketing.
Previously, she has held positions with CFC Stanbic Bank and Qatar Airways (HO) as electronic banking specialist and field marketing manager respectively. These positions accorded her the opportunity to work in multi-cultural, international teams.
She has a special talent in enhancing corporate marketability through electronic and print marketing tools as well as the development of clear, effective corporate messages. She also has stellar organizational and planning skills, as demonstrated in successful event planning. She has rolled out two large-scale corporate re-branding campaigns, gained extensive experience communicating with vendors and event support personnel, and effectively managed overseas marketing teams. She has earned a solid reputation for being enthusiastic, efficient, and hands-on.