On his current World Bank-funded consulting project in Central Asia, Mehdi Majidi, Ph.D. has pushed for adding inclusiveness, social entrepreneurship and environmental initiatives to implement the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG) through commercial innovation. His recent professional interest and academic research focuses on cultural values, including secular spirituality, as it's applicable to sustainable development. He advocates socially-inclusive socioeconomic progress through innovations and entrepreneurship and by creating conditions to increase inclusion and fair access to resources. His consulting experience includes assessment of inclusiveness projects and innovations for socioeconomic development, educational curriculum development, professional training programs, industrial development, workforce development, and the design of a solution to measure, monitor, and evaluate the dynamics of the socioeconomic progress of a country based on international standards indexes. He has worked at, and consulted for, Coopers and Lybrand (C&L), PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)’s Global Consulting and IBM Global Business Services, at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), the U.S. Department of Education (ED), the World Bank and the Technology Commercialization Center of Kazakhstan (World Bank grant initiatives).

Consulting Services

International Business

Services on various aspects of foreign investment and operations for international expansion are focused on international mergers, acquisitions, and alliances, offering an end-to-end solution package.

Socioeconomic Development

Focusing on the private sectors participation in socioeconomic development by encouraging workforce development, empowering small and medium enterprises (SMEs), and industry cluster development. See recent experience for examples of these services.

Coaching / Executive Training

Coaching executives on the implementation of their international business strategy and acculturation of international mergers and acquisitions. Designing and teaching executive trainings on various aspects of business management. See recent experience for examples of these services.


IBM Business Consulting Services, Public Sector Supply Chain Management

Internal project

Strategizing for the group’s international expansion into developing countries and designing a solution package to measure, monitor, and evaluate the dynamics of socioeconomic progress in developing countries based on international standards indexes.

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

Executive Director

Supporting Egypt’s economic growth initiative through industrial and workforce development by focusing on the use and implementation of information communication technology (ICT) in industry and educational systems through private sector participation. The workforce development objective was to help Egypt increase its global competitiveness by leveraging ICT through the implementation of IT-in-Schools and the establishment of an IT university. The economic-growth objective included skills-gap analysis, e-readiness assessment, industrial capability and competitiveness assessment, and the implementation of an industrial cluster concept.