Mr. Ayman Adhair is the president and CEO of Global Integrated Management Consulting (Global IMC), which provides integrated business development services to companies aiming to expand their international operations in the emerging markets. Prior to Global IMC, Mr. Adhair spent 12 years with BearingPoint as managing director and led the expansion of the firm's global footprint in the emerging markets including Dubai and Qatar. Mr. Adhair has significant experience in government modernization and execution of complex management consulting and IT projects and is recognized as a thought-leader in electronic government, services quality improvement and senior leadership capacity development. In this interview, Mr. Adhair shares his extensive experience in the Middle East, particularly related to information and communication technologies (ICT) projects for the government. He also discusses business opportunities and challenges in the Middle East following the global financial crisis and provides career advice for MBA students with professional interest in the region.