Our Team

Our Team

Our Values

Research Konnection is full of smart people who are passionate researchers and analysts at heart. We collaborate, synergise and team up to work on different and unique research projects. We have often endured challenges and difficulties while conducting researches but our collective knowledge, skills and abilities have always paved way for interesting and value-added insights and solutions. We work smart, defying the conventional norms and we enjoy what we do, which is RESEARCH.

Leadership Team

Waqas S. (Founder & Managing Director)

Based in UAE since 1992, Waqas is a Research Expert with 12+ years’ experience of UAE and Gulf market. Waqas primarily specialises in conducting Market Research to identify emerging business opportunities in the region, develop Market Entry strategies and provide both strategic and operational inputs to International Companies & Brand.

Jamshed A. (Senior Partner)

Jamshed is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years of experience in Finance and Investment Management across FMCG, Financial Services, Consulting and Pharma industries. At Research Konnection, Jamshed is responsible for shaping strategy and vision along with overseeing the execution of business plans and inspiring Research Konnection leadership in the process.

Core Team

Sandeep R. (Research Analyst)

Sandeep has over 7 years’ experience in market research and business consulting projects in UAE, GCC, India and Singapore. At Research Konnection, Sandeep is responsible for overseeing and handling commercial research projects which includes but not limited to designing questionnaires, conducting market research and analysis.

Anna D. (Partner)

Anna is a business intelligence professional with experience in the market research and financial consulting services in the UAE, Middle East and Eastern Europe. Anna is currently an overseas partner, in charge of business development in the USA, responsible for facilitating US based companies to successfully expand and set up businesses in the Gulf region.

Sharif M. (Financial Analyst)

Sharif specialises in financial analysis and has over two decades of experience in managing finance and accounting operations which includes budgeting, financial forecasting and preparing of financial statements. At Research Konnection, Sharif is responsible for carrying out financial analysis, financial modeling and projections, as well as providing key support in strategic business and financial recommendations.

Tayyeb S. (Field Partner)

Tayyab specialises in fieldwork (surveys & interviews) and has field experience in UAE and GCC region. Tayyab is responsible for providing support in data collection, surveys and interviews with the target audience.

Fathima A. (Financial Analyst)

Fathima specialises in financial and market analysis and plays a pivotal role in adding significant value to the overall research. At Research Konnection, Fathima is responsible for carrying out financial analysis & projection.

Natalya K. (Consultant - Russia)

Natalya specialises in Foreign Languages, International Relations, Project Management and B2B Marketing and has a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Affairs from Linguistics University of Nizhny Novgorod (LUNN), Russia. At Research Konnection, Natalya works as a consultant providing business and communication support for clients specifically based in Russia and Central Asia.

Rolline J. (F&B Consultant)

Rolline has extensive knowledge in UAE’s Food & Beverage (F&B) industry with over 17 years of experience in F&B operations and management. At Research Konnection, Rolline is responsible for providing consulting support in F&B and HORECA projects.

Sidra S. (Executive Assistant to MD)

Sidra has over 8 years of experience working as an office administrator and HR executive, providing administrative and operational support. At Research Konnection, Sidra works as Executive Assistant, providing support to the Managing Director, handling administrative and other operational tasks.

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