• Business Consultants & Commercial Partners

We support Paint, Coating, Building Material and Equipment manufacturers to grow in Middle East, Africa 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 e ITW. He has worked and lived in six countries within the EMEA region and he has served as Board Member in Europe, Middle East and Asia. 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.

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.

Mohamed Elmetwally

Associate Partner Saudi Arabia

Mohamed has 20 years of Experience in Sales, Marketing and General Management working across corporate in the Middle East and Africa. He worked in Jotun and AkzoNobel, and he has a Metallurgical Engineering background (Assuit University, Egypt).
His Key Expertise lies in Sales, Marketing and business development specialised in O&G projects. Based in Saudi, where he operates as Commercial head of one major contracting and trading company, he will be responsible for Gateways activity in Saudi Arabia



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, Cairo and Dammam serving their local clientele and partners.