Vishal Pandey

About Vishal Pandey

Vishal is a Dubai-based Growth + Competitive Strategy expert who has lived and worked in the UK, India and across the Middle East. He has over 15 years of experience across the Middle East, Africa and the Indian sub-continent in consulting, market research and sales & marketing across a diverse set of industries. Previously with Deloitte Consulting’s Dubai offices, he was part of a team responsible for strategy and operations assignments across the Middle East and North Africa region.

Vishal has worked on over 500 b2b research + strategy engagements mostly across MENA and South Asia region. He is a recognized Growth + Competitive Strategy expert and has been numerously interviewed on the subject. He contributes frequently to several regional and Global publications in the areas of growth and competitive strategy, policy, retail and real estate.

Vishal is also a visiting faculty in various business schools in UAE and India. He is also often invited to be a speaker at key Middle East foreign investment, innovation, growth strategy and retail industry conferences.

Kingdom of Warehouses

Saudi Arabia is one of the leading countries in terms of logistics and warehousing in the GCG region. The growth of various sectors including manufacturing, retail, and trade activity is driving the logistics industry's growth. Download PDF

Feature: Saudi Goes Wild For Donuts

Donuts are now among Saudi Arabia’s favorite indulgent treats making their way into cafés and bakeries, together with an increasing presence of international donut chains across the country. Download PDF

UAE’s F&B sector needs a rethink on growth mix

2017 KPMG UAE report that says almost two-thirds of F&B operators in the UAE suffered a drop in sales this year amid challenging market conditions. Download PDF

Key takeaways from 10 years in the consulting and research field

Completed 10 years in the consulting and research field. A highly complex business for many to understand as consulting can be a highly abused term in the markets we operate in. Summarizing my key takeaways from the last 10 years: Client is not always right Telling a client what not to do or a "no-go" [...]

Presented on ‘Emerging Trends in Real Estate’ at the recently concluded Sales Force Property Summit, 2016

Our Director, recently presented on ‘Emerging Trends in Real Estate’ at the recently concluded Sales Force Property Summit, 2016

Middle East Food Forum concludes its first conference in the Middle East region

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Middle East Food Forum, the UAE's meeting place for all food service business owners and operators concludes its first conference with over 120 plus motivated and prominent food and beverage professionals, F&B thought leaders and food entrepreneurs. Held on May 3, 2016, with an aim to promote the learning culture [...]

Abicalçados presents Strategic Study with a focus on the market of the United Arab Emirates

New Hamburg – the Brazilian footwear industries Association (Abicalçados) promoted the last day 23, the presentation of the Strategic Study of Shoes-United Arab Emirates. Driven by the Glasgow Pandey, Vishal consultant Consulting Group, the survey was commissioned by the Brazilian Footwear, program support to exports of footwear maintained by Abicalçados in partnership with the Brazilian [...]

A survey of the image of Brazilian shoes in UAE

São Paulo – Brazilian business owners can now gain a better grasp of the footwear industry in the United Arab Emirates and the thoughts of storeowners, opinion-makers and consumers in the Arab country about shoes from Brazil. The international consulting firm Glasgow Consulting Group has conducted a survey commissioned by the Brazilian Footwear industry Association [...]

Entertainment is growing in UAE shopping malls

Dubai: More shopping malls in the UAE are including entertainment centres, according to retail experts at the Middle East Retail forum. Senior experts from the region’s entertainment sector said the retail industry is witnessing a shift in consumer preferences, and this is having a direct effect on the design of shopping malls. They said consumers [...]

Innovative, smart ideas to attract more mall visitors

Retail industry needs innovative and smart ideas to attract more visitors to malls instead of offering price discounts for more than 100 days, said top industry leaders at the inaugural Middle East Retail Forum in Dubai on Wednesday. READ MORE... | DOWNLOAD