Bahjat El-Darwiche is a Partner with Strategy& and the leader of the firm’s Communications, Media, and Technology practice in the Middle East. He has over 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, acquired through various engagements in the Middle East, Europe, North America, and Asia.

He advises governments, regulatory authorities, industry bodies, and telecom operators and has led engagements in the areas of telecom sector liberalization and growth strategy development, policymaking and regulatory management, privatization, business development and strategic investments, digitization, corporate and business planning, competitive readiness, and governance, as well as operating models, and restructuring. He has authored a number of reference industry publications, including "The Future of Telecom Operators: Capabilities for Rapid Change", "Enabling Sustainable Digital Highways: Strategies for Next-Generation Broadband", "Maximizing the Impact of Digitization", and "Connecting the world: Ten mechanisms for global inclusion".

Bahjat holds a state engineering diploma from the École Polytechnique in France and a master’s degree in telecommunications from the École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications in Paris.