Who we are.

Our background.

At Gedeon Mohr & Partners we bring real-world solutions to solve complex challenges – We are designed by leaders for leaders and understand the impact a sustainable strategy and solid frameworks have on the growth of an organisation. 

We want to revolutionise the world of consulting and our agile model allows us to make consulting more accessible to clients. Through our experts from across the world, we bring over 150+ years of combined real-world experience gained from working at the forefront of industries, focused on delivering sustained growth; it means our counsel is considered, meaningful and underpinned by tried and tested, practical frameworks and solutions proven to generate the desired impact.

We bring real-world sophistication through our design thinking approach with data and the customer at the heart of everything we do. All too often consultancies provide complex strategies that are costly and challenging to implement, and where others overcomplicate, we simplify. 

We are committed to supporting companies that fulfil their real-world responsibilities through our advisory work to deliver long-term sustainable solutions underpinned by environmental, social and governance factors. We are passionate about diversity, equity and inclusion and aim to advise our clients to advance their agendas to become more attractive employers that lead in their category. 

We aim to attract and retain the most exceptional talent making Gedeon Mohr & Partners the platform of choice for clients and senior independent consultants from all over the world.


Maria Gedeon is an innovative, transformative, and tech-savvy executive with over twenty years of global experience in retail, destinations, and entertainment, with seventeen years in the UAE.

Maria founded Gedeon Mohr & Partners to bring real-world solutions to clients for complex business challenges they faced.

Most recently, Maria was Chief Customer and Marketing Officer at the Chalhoub Group, the largest luxury retailer in the MENA and the LVMH joint venture partner, driving forward their marketing and customer transformations, overseeing brand building, customer management, insights and advanced analytics, partnerships, and content to name a few.

Maria has worked in senior roles at top-tier organisations including Majid Al Futtaim, managing over 70+ award-winning marketers for the leisure, entertainment, and cinemas operating company and Zayed Sports City (a Mubadala subsidiary) to reignite their brand and transform marketing. She also managed marketing and sponsorship for several trade and consumer shows with Turret Media, including Taste of Dubai, the World Future Energy Summit, and Abu Dhabi Art Fair to name a few.

Maria is a proud working mom of two and a huge proponent of culture and D&I. She was a former national ski champion and is an avid tennis player. She loves art, hotels and food, and spends her spare time traveling and cooking for friends. She also enjoys mentoring future leaders.

If the plan doesn't work, change the plan and never the goal.


We put data analytics and customers at the heart of everything we do and use design thinking in every process.

We take the time to understand your customer’s needs, wants, and pain points and use that information to develop strategic solutions to improve their experience. Our approach drives brand love, loyalty and long-term sustainable growth.  We believe that happy customers are the key to business success.









We use tools and frameworks that are tried and tested in the real-world and that guarantee you have a solid strategy to transform and grow your business.

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Our strategic advisors

We are a decentralised organisation that brings together an unparalleled selection of experts to create a unique offering to the market and to service a diverse portfolio of clients. Our expert leaders have over 150 years of combined C-level operational experience and are here to support you on your design, growth and transformation journeys. We work flexibly from all over the world and come together remotely or physically as preferred by our clients. If you need help solving a problem, are growing or expanding and need support please reach out and we would be delighted to support.


CEO - Gedeon Mohr & Partners
- 20 years of experience in retail & entertainment
- Former CCMO at Chalhoub Group
- Former Director Majid Al Futtaim & Mubadala
- Non-executive board member The Marketing Society
- Non-executive board member Almentor.net
- External advisor Bain & Company
Cameron Mitchell


CEO - Consult Middle East
- 25 years of experience in cinemas & entertainment
- Former CEO Majid Al Futtaim Leisure, Entertainment and Cinemas
- Executive director National Association of Cinema Operators
- Non-executive director - Creative content Australia


Founding Partner & Chair - Manara Global
- 25 years experience in strategic communications
- Former Managing Director Edelman – Reputation
- Former Partner at freuds
- Non-executive strategy board director MEPRA
- Founding board member Global Women in Public Relations (GWPW)

Anastasia Ksenofontova

CEO & Founder - Your Business Producer
- 15+ years experience in management consulting
- Former Partner at BCG
- Ex Bain and Roland Berger
- Former Head of Strategic projects at VTB Group
- Global digital and business transformation leader

ROBIN Gordon-Farleigh

Founding Partner - Manara Global

- 25+ years of experience in strategic communication
- Former senior strategist to two UK Prime Ministers
- Former Regional Director - Edelman Middle East
- Former Head of Media Planning & Strategy - UK Department of Health


CEO - Heartful Brands

- 25+ years of experience in brand building
- Former Idea Master Chef - Idea Bakery
- Former Managing Director Fidele
- Certified marketing and brand trainer
- Culture change and training expert


Founder - Coach Inc.
- 25+ years of experience in organisational development
- Ministers and government coach
- Executive and leadership coaching
- Partner Effiqual
- Former General Manager in retail


Founder & CEO - Reborn Retail
- 15 years of experience in luxury retail
- Former executive at Alexander McQueen global - Former EMEA Retail Development Director at Louis Vuitton - HQ Paris
- Former Product Manager - L'Oreal HQ Paris
- Luxury trainer and operations expert


Co-Founder and CEO - ENVI Lodges
- 20+ years of experience in hotel development
- Eco lodging, sustainability and hospitality expert
- VP Development at Kempinski
- VP Development at Shaza
Mido Chisty


CEO - Your Marketing Chief
- Over 25 years of experience in Marketing
- Former P&G, Nestle and PEPSI executive
- Former CMO First Abu Dhabi Bank
- Former CMO Abu Dhabi University
- Brand and Marketing Strategist
Almira Cuizon


Independent Advisor - Retail
- Over 20 years of experience in retail
- Former GM of GUESS UAE and VP Sales and BD Canada
- Former VP of Regional - Operations Roots
Canada Top 150 most successful women in Canada
- Public Speaker, MC and Conference host
Hussein Wehbe


- Over 25 years of experience in Logistics
- Former CEO UPS
- Former Regional CEO Aramex
- Former CEO Fetchr
- Former Advisor to the UAE Prime Minister Office


Group CEO - Querlo
- Co-Founder - Patronage NFT, a 28C Partners Company
- Board Member Axis Partners
- Forbes Ai Solution Partner
- Chief Cognitive Officer Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore
- Executive Board Member - Global Medical Relief Fund


Independent Digital Advisor
- 15+ years of experience in technology
- Former Head of e-commerce at Majid Al Futtaim
- Former Head of e-commerce at Chalhoub Group
- Former Head of e-commerce at Boutique 1
- Retail, entertainment and tech advisor
Christian Ghammachi


CEO - Where is This

- Over 25 years of experience in content
- Multi award-winning filmmaker
- Published photographer
- 20 short films and documentaries
- Former legal counsel of Fetchr and DHL


Head of Business Development & Advisor
- 30+ years of global agency experience
- Former deputy MD at Leo Burnett
- Former MD Leo Burnett Jordan & Iraq
- Former MD Promoseven Jordan
- Multi-industry expert


Independent Advisor
- Financial services expert
- Travel & tourism and arts consultant
- Blockchain, web3 and crypto
- Digital and tech
- Youth strategy and reverse mentoring expert


Fractional Creative Director

- Over 15 years of experience in design
- Multi award-winning animator
- Former design professor at several universities
- Storyteller and illustrator
- Creative strategist

Our commitment.

We have a long-term commitment to advancing sustainability, diversity, equity and inclusion at our clients and suppliers as well as in our organisation, in business and in society. We also champion mental health and women in leadership initiatives and will keep advising our clients and partners to make room for more of these topics in their day-to-day operations.  At Gedeon Mohr & Partners these drive our mission of creating long-term positive impact and sustainable results for our clients, as well as acquiring and retaining the most talented advisors. 

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