• Business Consultants & Commercial Partners

We support Paint, Coating, Building Material and Equipment manufacturers to grow in Middle East, Africa, India and Europe



Gateways is a Dubai based company that supports Paint, Coating, Equipment and Building material manufacturers to expand in the EMEAI region by providing a scalable range of services in the field of Management Consultancy and Commercial Partnership. Gateways operates in three main business areas: Oil & Gas, Construction and Marine.

Gateways Team is leveraged on an extensive knowledge of the regions' cultural and business dynamics, and on a wide network of business partners and clients allowing a fast access to target markets whilst mitigating the risks of entering new geographies.


Andrea Meconcelli

Managing Partner

Andrea has 25 years of General, Regional and Global B2B Management experience with leading chemical coatings, equipment and construction multinational companies such as AkzoNobel, Jotun, ITW, Tikkurila and Rodio Geotechnik. He has worked and lived in six countries within the EMEA region and he has served as Board Member in Italy, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Egypt, UAE, Malaysia, Czech Republic, Turkey and Russia. Andrea holds a Master degree in Business and Economics from the University of Bergamo, an MBA from the University of Wales and he is a graduate in Finance and M&A from Columbia Business School in New York. Andrea is passionate about helping companies shaping their business strategies and making organizations more effective by reducing complexity and boosting sales performance. Andrea is based in Dubai and Milan.

Ashish Vasudev

Associate Partner India and Sub-Saharan Africa

Ashish has over 30 years experience in Sales, Marketing and General Management roles working across Corporate within the Middle East, African and Indian regions across the Consumer industry. He has worked in Jotun Paints, Kraft Foods, Dabur, VIP and Lintas. Ashish holds an MBA from XLRI Jamshedpur, and has done an advanced course in Marketing/Branding from Orkla. His key expertise lies in Sales & Marketing, Strategy, revamping greenfield projects and Business Development. Based out of Delhi, he is the co-founder of Leap Curve Career Technology, an innovative Indian HR consulting company.

Ali Emam

Associate Partner Middle East and North Africa

Ali has over 19 years of experience in Sales, Marketing and General Management roles working across Corporate within the Middle East and Africa. He has worked in AkzoNobel, Jotun Paints, Egyptian Rubber Co, and Magdeem Contracting. Ali holds an MBA from American University in Cairo - Egypt, and comes from an Engineering Background (Ain Shams University – Egypt). His key expertise lies in Sales & Marketing, Business Development, Specialized Infrastructure projects, and Key Account Management. Based in Cairo, he is the co-founder of Magdeem Contracting, a specialized works Egyptian contracting company.



Gateways DWC-LLC is headquartered in Dubai South, a fully integrated global trade, business and logistical hub connecting Jebel Ali Port to Al Maktoum International Airport - the largest airport in the world when complete.
Dubai South is the official home of Expo 2020.

Branch Offices

Gateways have branch offices in Milan, New Delhi and Cairo serving their local clientele and partners.