Who we are

Core Consulting was established in 2007 with a vision for providing innovative consulting solutions based on quality and cost effective services. The targets of Core are public and private organizations in the GCC and the Levant. The Core team combines local and international experience. It also combines a variety of expertise that is required in today's multi-disciplinary management setups.

Ramez Tomeh

Ramez Tomeh

Managing Partner

  • MA, Political Studies, American University of Beirut
  • 32 years in corporate banking and investment management
  • Arab Bank plc
  • Banque National de Paris Group
  • Gulf Bank, Kuwait
  • Commercial Bank of Kuwait
  • Involved in credit analysis, investment analysis, corporate and syndicated loans, Club deals, project finance, corporate finance, corporate and debt restructuring, private banking and investment management
  • Has provided training through Cyber Consultants in Kuwait and Core Consulting in Bahrain. Training in investment analysis and investment products, accounting and finance,  negotiations, project management, and human resources administration
  • Major shareholder in Sherezade Management Co. for film financing,  financial analysis and projections and production
John Potter

John Potter


  • PhD, University of Paris, Sorbonne, France
  • 36 years of commercial and investment banking experience
  • Wells Fargo Bank
  • American Express Bank
  • Algosaibi Investment Holdings
  • Involved in syndicated loans, trade finance, debt restructuring, mergers and project finance
Abdelhaq El-Kafsi

Abdelhaq El-Kafsi

Consultant, Islamic Finance and Shari’a Compliance

Abdelhaq El-Kafsi, Associate Islamic Finance Consultant

  • MA in Anglo Saxon Civilization, Tunis University
  • Has 31 years’ experience in Banking with last 20 years devoted to Islamic Finance
  •  Structuring as well as raising financings for a variety of projects across the MENA region, South East Asia, Europe and the USA.
  • Worked for 10 years with Bank of America in Tunis, Cairo and Australia
  • In 1992, he took over at ABC the Islamic Finance Unit and successfully set up an Islamic wholesale bank specializing in Liquidity Management through trade finance and asset securitization
  • Structured the first syndicated Istisna'a facility (Islamic project finance) which has been viewed as the first viable Shari’a compliant alternative to conventional project financing
  • Regular speaker at international banking conferences
  • Member of the Islamic Banking Consultative Committee of Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance
  • Independent Board Member of Al-Baraka Tunis and CIMB Principal Islamic Asset Management (Malaysia)    
Akram Najjar

Akram Najjar

IT and Business Organization Consultant

  • BA in Mathematics and Physics, American University of Beirut
  • B.Sc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Hertfordshire, UK
  • 25 years running own companies in Beirut and the UAE for the development of public and private sector software applications.
  • 17 years in ICT consulting for Lebanon and the Gulf; This included business process reengineering, strategic ICT studies for international organizations (World Bank, EU, UNDP) and consulting in Project Management.
  • Management training: project management, data analysis, BPR, process modeling, technical writing and design of software applications
Majed G. Tomeh

Majed G. Tomeh

Consultant, Healthcare Quality Improvement and Technology-Based Enterprises

  • BSE Engineering, Princeton University,
  • MS Electronic Product Design and Engineering, Stanford University,
  • MBA, Harvard Business School
  • Experienced technology entrepreneur in start-up, funding, growth and exit
  • Consultant to Internet and technology companies
  • As CEO, raised $100 million in equity financing for an Internet infrastructure company
  • Founded and built an information technology, software, and advanced data analytics company that has enabled surgical quality improvement throughout the United States