We are a small consulting office based in Kuwait with a deep understanding of human resources, leadership and learning. We balance academic knowledge with a rich international experience as practitioners.
We are passionate about what we do, and work to the highest international standards. We are committed to providing our clients with the highest quality advice and programmes.
With a combined experience of over 40 years, we have a deep understanding of education, and in the delivery of learning material. We have worked in different parts of the world, and we appreciate the nuances of Kuwait's unique culture. We work with teams and organisations of different sizes, within different sectors, and in numerous industries.
We work with companies that offer something special. Quality is always our priority. We are very selective in only working with best-in-class providers . Our work in Kuwait is offered under the WestFive name, and is always under our direct supervision.
Advisory and Consulting
We offer business advisory and consulting to private companies, educational institutions and government entities. We also work with start-ups and SMEs.
Our specialisation is in human resources, change management, and organisational development.
Research and Studies
Qualitative and quantitative research, including survey design, in-depth interviews and focus group facilitation. We also work on literature reviews, specialised reports, TOR design and concept-note development, and evaluation reports.
Kuwait is a country of young aspiring leaders. We coach leaders with our in-depth knowledge of the latest research in the area of leadership and governance, as well as our experience in working in Kuwait. Our clients work in the public sector, the oil companies and in private companies.
We offer a one-to-one mentoring programme which provides us with the opportunity to grow with our mentees, and foster a relationship built around an understanding of their ever-changing challenges. We often find ourselves learning from them as much as they do from us.
Bespoke Programmes and Workshops
Working with leading training providers and consultants, primarily from the United Kingdom, we offer training programs and workshops that we design specifically for our clients in Kuwait, tailored to their needs and objectives.
We work with organisations in creating and monitoring their learning strategies, starting with conducting training needs analysis, as well as measuring impact and return on investment.
Our project management experience is in the areas of graduate and leadership development training, recruitment, strategy formulation and development, and organisational transformation and change management.
Learning and Development
We design and deliver training seminars in many disciplines including general management, strategy, marketing, enhancement of soft skills, and project management. These are usually standard courses; our strength is in the innovative ways use to deliver this training.
We also offer some unique programmes covering culture, personal development and teaching and learning skills.
NEWS & UPDATES
WestFive was established in 2018 after doing some consulting work for international companies entering the Kuwait market, providing advisory services to start-ups, and running training workshops for local companies. Establishing a legal entity became the natural next step for us to grow and to work formally with our partners from the UK.
The name WestFive comes from W5, the post code of Ealing, a leafy west London suburb. Ealing has been and remains an integral part of our lives since 1988.
Our vision is to make WestFive a name synonymous with quality advice, world-class material, and superior delivery, always remaining client-focused.
Our mission is to provide advisory that is relevant and applicable; to design bespoke training programmes for individuals, teams, and organisations; and to coach and mentor Kuwait's young leaders by enabling, inspiring, nurturing, and empowering them to achieve their personal and organisational goals.
Our pro bono work is with startups, on their strategy and operating models, focussing specifically on HR. We also offer free coaching and mentoring on management, recruitment, training and project management for SMEs.
Mohammad is the Principal Consultant at WestFive. He has over 20 years of international experience in oil & gas, aviation, manufacturing, automation, banking, communication, government administration and SMEs.
He has worked in Denmark, UK, France, USA and Kuwait covering numerous disciplines including human resources, public relations, sales, marketing, operations, business development and project management.
He has extensive experience in international sales and contract negotiations for multinationals, over large territories with international teams, and often within complex engineering projects. He has extensive management experience in leadership positions both in private and in public sector organisations.
Mohammad started his first 10 year of his career in Kuwait Petroleum International. His
following two roles were with world-leading multinationals; then onto Gulf Bank in Kuwait. He then joined the newly-formed National Fund for SME Development, establishing the organisation from the very beginning.
Mohammad is currently managing a project with the UNDP in Kuwait's Anti-Corruption Authority. He is also a part-time faculty member at Algonquin College Kuwait.
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MBA DIC BEng
Noreen is the Principal Academic at WestFive. She brings 20 years experience in programme design, development and delivery, spanning social, emotional, and academic development.
Having qualified from Queen Mary and Westfield College, London and Middlesex University, London, she has held senior lecturer positions at Middlesex University, Portsmouth University and Kingston University London.
As an accomplished academic, she has presented at numerous international conferences in areas of gender and society, social theory, social problems, family and kinship, interpersonal violence, crime, culture, and diversity. Her research papers and books have been published by Palgrave New York, and MacMillan, London.
Applying her pedagogic training to skill-based life-long learning
has enabled Noreen to create inspiring environments to facilitate critical thinking, communication, collaboration and cooperation throughout her career.
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Noreen Abdullah Khan
PhD LLM PGCertHE BA