He has over twenty years experience in the areas of commercial Business Strategy. He is experienced in the transition environments of nationalized to private sector state utilities and the senior practice of commercial management, advisorial consultancy, and implementation. He has carried out policy advisory work for government ministries and been an adviser to institutional bodies proposing changes to government. He holds an MSc Economics from the University of Surrey’s leading Economics department and an MBA from the University of Kent. Also attending the leading University in the Middle East, studying International Relations and Language, for which he won a competitive international scholarship, and has a BA (Hons) in Economic History and Political Economy from the University of Portsmouth. He is currently based in London.
Headed by Damian Merciar, our services range from the smallest Private Client work across International borders, right up to multi-million pound infrastructure consulting projects utilising extensive cross sectoral skill sets.
This is achieved through a close network of support between MERCIAR BUSINESS CONSULTING and the country’s leading sector consultancies. In Telecoms this includes our relationship with both Analysys and Coleago, and also Cicero Strategy for regulatory and competition advice. We are Consulting Associates of Hitachi Consulting and also the respected multinationals, Mouchel and Indepen.
For larger corporate consulting opportunities, we are able to call on the support and valuable input of these internationally respected affiliates, and also the statistical expertise afforded by Volterra Consulting. In addition, we hold Consulting Associate status with the largest of the key “Big 4” Consulting Houses.
Corporate work is enhanced by extensive experience in both the process and formulation of Public Policy. Damian Merciar is a long standing member of both the Adam Smith Institute and the Institute of Economic Affairs. Both have International reputations in the field of broadening market access and advocacy of limiting governmental intervention. An Adam Smith author, proposed the model for the privatisation of the UK Rail Industry – an industry Damian later worked on as a consulting economist.
Damian was also a founding Trustee and Chair of Trustees for the Globalisation Institute, an innovative and influential Brussels based think-tank focusing on free trade and international development, with particular reference to enterprise based solutions to poverty.