Sara el-Wali joined Boston Consulting Group in late 2015. She is a member of the Industrial Goods practice area as well as the Marine Shipping Core Group. Sara is the team leader of BCG's Shipping Benchmarking Initiative (SBI), in which role she conducts detailed performance and operations benchmarks of over 50 shipping companies. The benchmarks cover OPEX, bunker, terminal, intermodal and organizational efficiency, and help shipping companies achieve a new level of cost transparency and identify root causes behind variations in their performance. Sara speaks Arabic, English and Danish.


  • Cost and quality performance analysis
  • OPEX benchmarking
  • Advanced analytics and data visualization
  • Shipping
  • Cost transparency


  • MSc, mathematics, University of Copenhagen
  • MSc, mathematics, American University of Beirut
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