Managing Director & Senior Partner; Middle East System Lead
Pablo Martinez is the Middle East system lead for Boston Consulting Group, and a core member of the firm’s Consumer and Strategy practices, as well as a member of the Marketing, Sales & Pricing practices.
Since joining BCG in 2002, Pablo has worked extensively with travel and tourism clients on projects related to strategy, network development, fleet design, cost optimization, commercial development, and program management office.
His recent client engagements have included defining the strategy for the tourism sector a GCC country, and the strategy design and concept definition for ten new tourism destinations (giga-projects) in Saudi Arabia. He has worked on several projects for a leading European flag carrier, as well as several for a leading European low-cost carrier.
Before joining BCG, Pablo worked for SENER as a development engineer, creating control systems in collaboration with one of the world’s leading aeronautic engine manufacturers. Before that, he worked as a researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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This new thought leadership by BCG and Google looks at providing an in-depth view of the current state of the travel industry, how the pandemic has affected consumer attitudes toward travel and tourism, as well as recommendations on the way forward for the industry to recover.
By applying lessons from such industries as retail and financial services, travel companies can capitalize when recovery comes.