Since our inception, The Fifth Element has been totally
focused on building a strategy practice that provides clarity and direction in a fast changing world.
We are a boutique advisory firm composed of a global, creative, and multi-disciplinary set of strategy consultants who are space experts, architects, economists, programmers, data scientists, business experts, designers, and writers. Synergistic thinking is the basis of the services we provide. It is our firm hypothesis that the best solutions comes when you bring to the table a variety of viewpoints and let them mix. We collaborate on projects that we think helps propel the planet towards a better future. The network of collaboration is driven by the two founding partners who together have worked on a myriad of strategy consulting engagements and bring to bear their global experience on every project ensuring that our clients get the fullest attention from us.
Rohit is a strategy consultant in the Middle East. His main interests are in the domains of new space, digital and exponential technologies where he has worked with and advised on projects on cluster development; policy and regulation; impact assessments and business strategies.
Rohit has provided critical strategic advise to large public sector clients like the Gulf Cooperative Council and the UAE Government, as well as large private Fortune 500 companies like GE, Intel, Microsoft and Coca Cola.
Rohit holds a Masters Degree in Business from University of Cambridge, and a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Colorado, Boulder.
Azam is a strategy consultant with an extensive cross-industry experience of around 18 years as head and senior advisor on zones management and development with government agencies and free zone & port authorities. He also has been in-charge of financing operations with commercial and multi- lateral banks.
Azam has worked as an advisor on businesses across Middle East, Central Asia, West, and East Africa, Southern Africa, Europe and South Asia
Azam holds innovation and entrepreneurship degrees from the Stanford and Wharton School of Business respectively; and is in midst of a PhD from SDA Bocconi in Milan on economic zones development