Industry: Consulting and Professional Services

Founded: 1996


  •  Background - Innovative management services model for top end corporations and emerging businesses

Catalyst Managerial Services (CMS) is a global project development and management services company with a track record over 15 years. The Firm originated in Australia with an innovative business model of using only world-class industry experts and highly experienced senior managers for client service delivery, under the leadership of the founder, Mr. Zia Q Qureshi.

It was one of the first specialist Firms in the world to capture strategic work at chairman, board and CEO level of the largest multinational companies and leading government organisations, a market that was tightly controlled by the large international consulting firms.

  • Experienced in the MENA region

Catalyst expanded into the Middle East, undertook various strategic high value projects for China and has assisted Libya with strategic advice and its reconstruction program.

  • Key services and areas of business operations

Catalyst provides following key services:

  • Large scale project and venture development
  • Strategic advisory and consulting
  • Transformation management
  • Business & Management consulting services
  •  Unique operating model

The Catalyst unique operating model is based on employing only senior people with operational experience and industry expertise, working as ‘one-team’ with client management. Catalyst developed a highly effective business development approach and a relationship network comprising leading chairmen and senior executives.

Catalyst undertook some of the most strategic work for the largest corporations and government agencies in Australia and later, on a number of projects of national importance for China.

  • Well positioned for participating in rebuilding / development of Libya

Around 2007, Catalyst expanded operations into the Middle East and Libya. In Libya, Catalyst won a large 5-year management services contract valued at US$100 million for one of Libya’s investment organisations. The services provided included placement of an entire management team and corporate development. A comprehensive strategy was developed for industry development and investments of US$30 billion. In addition, project origination, business development and implementation services on these projects would have attracted significant additional revenues.

Following the Libyan crisis, Catalyst supported the National Transition Council through considerable advisory work. Pending payment of large outstanding invoices from Libya, Catalyst is looking to re-establish full scale operations in the region.

  •   Selected Client Examples

We have a strong track record of assisting leading companies increase their business and shareholder value through sustainable business improvements.

Selected examples of our clients across a range of industries include:

►   State Grid Corporation of China – the largest utility in the world and ranked as the 7th largest global corporation

►   China Power Investment Corporation – one of China’s five power generation groups

►   Origin Energy – one of Australia’s largest energy groups

►   Commonwealth Bank – one of Australia’s largest banking groups

►   Qantas – one of the world’s most successful international airlines

►   Woolworths – Australia’s largest retailer

►   BHP – one of the world’s largest resource groups

►   Al Ghurair Group / TransAsia Gasone of UAE's major privately owned group in Dubai

►   Libya-Africa Portfolio for Investment (LAP) – an $8 billion investment portfolio

►   Oil Libya – one of Libya's major downstream oil companies

►   APA – Australia’s biggest operator of oil & gas pipeline infrastructure

►   TransGrid – one of the world’s best power transmission companies

►   Westpac – One of the top four banks in Australia

►   Transfield Services – world leading infrastructure group

►   P&O – a leading multinational port, logistics and cruise company

►   First Energy Bank – a Bahrain based Islamic investment bank