Managing Director & Partner
Hamid Maher joined Boston Consulting Group in 2010. He has been a driver of the development of the Casablanca office which he joined in its early years. Hamid has contributed to several development strategy and road-to-market projects in Africa.
Hamid leads BCG’s DigitalBCG sector for Africa, in accordance with his deep experience and focus in those areas. He has worked on many restructuring and strategy projects across industries and in the public sector, as well as on the development of local and multinational leaders in Morocco and Africa. Hamid is also the climate impact AI expert for the firm's climate risk, adaptation, and resilience work.
Prior to joining BCG, Hamid spent five years in the management consulting industry focusing on transformation programs in Japan and Europe.
Emerging economy areas like Lagos face droughts, flooding, and sea level rise. With robust adaptation and resilience strategies, they can protect themselves and become climate innovation leaders.
Data analysis and modeling can predict climate risks with remarkable accuracy. Leaders should be using these tools to prioritize adaptation projects.
Advanced analytics and artificial intelligence can be used to help manage challenging issues related to mitigating climate change and improving adaptation and resilience.
The digital industrial revolution provides a golden opportunity for the continent to realize its immense potential for tech startups. Governments should take three basic steps.
Despite good intentions, companies say they are struggling to cut their emissions in line with targets. Their inability to measure appropriately is the leading roadblock.
Despite the complexity they face, agriculture businesses need to utilize AI to address the issues climate change poses in order to develop an informed perspective on and a degree of confidence about the future.
Established enterprises can help Africa’s innovators overcome the region’s structural barriers and scale up.
Africa has a unique opportunity to develop its competitiveness through AI.
Companies in Africa score well below those in other major regions on BCG’s Digital Acceleration Index.
Global challengers are providing exciting new models for others to follow.
Even the most powerful traditional competitors need to develop digital strategies and capabilities.