Market Research Malaysia

Consultants with strong presence and understanding in Malaysia market

Market Research Malaysia is an Asia-focused B2B strategic marketing consulting firm that advises large companies and government agencies.

Our expertise is in automotive, construction, manufacturing healthcare, food & beverages as well as agricultural sectors in Asia. Multinational clients appreciate our knowledge of the Malaysian market and the results of our hands-on approach.

Our objective is to pass on market understanding to clients that will help them achieve sustained and profitable growth. Our recommendations are founded on a thorough analysis of the Malaysian marketplace.

The Malaysia market research team consists of seasoned local and international consultants of Solidiance with deep experience in Malaysia and the region. Our consultants are meticulous in their work, culturally savvy, and well-versed in analyzing facts gathered directly from customers, suppliers, distributors, partners, industry associations, competitors, and government officials.

We value transparency because it keeps our analysis unbiased and our clients happy. As a result, our client repeat rate is over 90%, well above the industry average.

How We Work

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Our Team

  • DAMIEN DUHAMEL | CEO & MANAGING PARTNER

    Damien is our CEO & Managing Partner at Solidiance and has worked on hundreds of growth strategy engagements supporting Fortune 500 firms and Middle Eastern conglomerates. He help clients traverse the revived "Silk Road", with a foothold and ears-to-the-ground in the Middle East. He has advised many Saudi Arabian clients from government bodies, large family business and business conglomerates - including Saudi Authority for Accredited Valuers (TAQEEM), Al Jazirah, Al Sulaiman Group, and many more. His thought leadership has been featured on various media: AFP, Business Insider, BBC, Bloomberg, CNN, CNBC, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and other regional publications. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from the Victoria University, an MBA from the Chicago Booth School of Business and a Master’s degree in Sustainability and Environmental Management from Harvard University.

  • ERIKA WELCH | partner

    Erika manages Solidiance’s client relationships in the EMEA Region. She brings over 13 years of strategy consulting experience in the Middle East, working with the leading corporations, government bodies and foundations in the region. She has also led several projects herself in the UAE, KSA, Indonesia, Iran, Oman, Jordan, Algeria, and Japan for Fortune 500 clients in the agricultural, construction, lubricants, machinery, automotive, utilities, and greentech sectors. Prior to joining Solidiance, Erika was a Senior Advisor and Collaborative Innovations Manager addressing sustainability challenges across 10+ sectors in the Arab World. Erika speaks English, Japanese, conversational French and survival Arabic. She holds degrees from McGill University and the University of Cambridge, and graduated with honors from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business in the heart of Silicon Valley where she developed digital solutions for Fortune 500 companies in the B2B space.

  • OMAR AZIZ | Partner

    Omar is a Partner with over 10 years of business consulting experience in the Middle Eastern market. He has been involved in various strategic and operational cases, primarily focusing on large-scale transformations of large companies. In his work with clients, Omar has helped develop growth strategies, performance improvement plans, global manufacturing and sourcing strategies, as well as market feasibility studies for M&A engagements. Omar frequently speaks at large forums and holds an MBA from Nanyang Business School.

  • NABIL RAMADAN | Director

    Nabil is a Manager who has played key roles in driving projects on the ground in the Middle East market namely Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Algeria, and more. Nabil excels in market landscape analysis for market growth strategies, and has conducted various projects across the logistics space in the Middle East. Nabil also specializes in financial modelling and due diligence, corporate valuations and M&A support for our top tier clients. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a focus on Corporate Finance at the American University of Beirut, and is fluently trilingual in English, Arabic, and French.

  • DIANA DZAKA | Director

    Diana is the Digital Transformation Director at Solidiance. With 7 years of experience in marketing communications & digital strategy, she is successfully leading Solidiance's digital initiatives across the Middle East. She has helped advised Middle Eastern corporations and conglomerates on digitalisation strategy, namely Zamil Steel and Al Jazirah. Diana has extensive experience in digital strategy, omnichannel marketing, and digital communications gained while working in marketing agencies where she had managed numerous diverse projects for global clients. She holds a master’s degree in Financial Management and bachelor’s degree in Macrofinancial Management from University of Sarajevo.

  • RIDA EL CHAB | Senior Associate

    Rida is a Senior Consultant working across the Middle East. Rida specializes in Market Growth Studies, Market entry, and Quantitative Studies and has led projects across the GCC, North Africa, as well as in the far East. Rida obtained a MSc in Quantitative Economics and Finance from the University of Lyon in France. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Management from the University of Lyon. Rida speaks fluent English, French, and Arabic.

  • MICHAEL SIEBURG | Partner

    Michael Sieburg is a Partner in our Ho Chi Minh City office. With over 10 years of experience, Michael has led market-entry, market growth, and site selection projects across a wide range of sectors, including technology, manufacturing, and consumer goods. Previously based in New York City, Michael had worked for a leading global economic and market strategy research firm before. While in New York, he also carried out bespoke research assignments covering Vietnam a premiere political risk consulting firm. Michael has a Master’s degree in International Affairs from Columbia University. During his graduate studies, Michael was awarded a teaching assistantship for the course, Economic Development, as well as a grant to study the Vietnamese language from the Center for International Business Education and Research.

  • HA TRAN | Director

    Ha is a Senior Associate based in our Ho Chi Minh City office. Born and raised in Vietnam, she had previously worked at an Asian-based management consulting firm and a top foreign bank in Vietnam. She holds a Master of Finance from Stockholm University in Sweden, and a Bachelor’s degree in International Business Economics from the Foreign Trade University in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

  • GERVASIUS SAMOSIR | Partner

    Gervasius is a Partner based in our Jakarta office. He has over 10 years of experience in various industries such as TMT (telecommunication, media & technology), power & energy, banking and digital. Gerva had previously worked for strategy consulting and market research firms where he led a number of projects with leading companies across the ASEAN region. He had also supported large multinational organizations, mainly within the domain of market entry, growth strategy, business transformation, and implementation projects. Gervasius has an MBA from The Asian Institute of Management, Philippines.

  • SEPTIAN WALUYAN | Senior Associate

    Septian is a Senior Associate based in our Jakarta office. He built his expertise in the field of project management and product development in chemical and consumer goods company in Singapore. Before joining Solidiance, he was a product manager in a Dutch-design company in Amsterdam. In his last role, he was responsible for setting up the product strategy and managing the product launch to Japan and South Korea Market. He holds an MBA from Erasmus University, The Netherlands.

  • GERVASIUS SAMOSIR | Partner

    Gervasius is a Partner based in our Jakarta office. He has over 10 years of experience in various industries such as TMT (telecommunication, media & technology), power & energy, banking and digital. Gerva had previously worked for strategy consulting and market research firms where he led a number of projects with leading companies across the ASEAN region. He had also supported large multinational organizations, mainly within the domain of market entry, growth strategy, business transformation, and implementation projects. Gervasius has an MBA from The Asian Institute of Management, Philippines.

  • SEPTIAN WALUYAN | Senior Associate

    Septian is a Senior Associate based in our Jakarta office. He built his expertise in the field of project management and product development in chemical and consumer goods company in Singapore. Before joining Solidiance, he was a product manager in a Dutch-design company in Amsterdam. In his last role, he was responsible for setting up the product strategy and managing the product launch to Japan and South Korea Market. He holds an MBA from Erasmus University, The Netherlands.

  • U-YUN WONG | Partner

    U-Yun is a Partner responsible for our Southeast Asia operations. He had managed more than 100 strategic consulting engagements for Fortune 500 organizations and government institutions across different industries focusing on corporate strategy, M&A advisory, and organizational transformation. With over 15 years of management consulting experience, his core expertise lies in the areas of Investment Management, Private Equity, and Finance. U-Yun holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and has a Bachelor’s degree from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia.

  • ANNA MARIETA RELLAMA | Senior Associate

    Anna is a Senior Associate based in Manila, the Philippines with a strong background in management consulting. She has extensive experience advising the Philippine government on numerous programs across the Philippines, most specifically in healthcare. She has also consulted on growth strategy, market competition, and market entry for clients in the aviation, power generation, oil and gas, manufacturing, infrastructure, pharmaceuticals, retail, and media industries. Anna’s academic focus was in finance, operations, and marketing where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management Engineering from the Ateneo de Manila University.

  • DAMIEN DUHAMEL | CEO & Managing Partner

    As our CEO & Managing Director, Damien has over 20 years of corporate strategy consulting experience in Asia. He has extensive experience in many areas of management consulting, supporting clients' Asia growth in the manufacturing, industrial, technology, technology and healthcare sectors. In 2006, Damien co-founded the firm to build the only Asia-focused corporate strategy consultancy. He has since helped multiple Fortune 500 and Conglomerates to define strategic priorities, to rethink growth blueprint, to instill innovation at the core, and to transform across Asia. Recognized as an innovation, urban development, and competitive strategy expert, he is frequently interviewed on these topics.

  • MICHAEL SIEBURG | Partner

    Michael Sieburg is a Partner responsible for our Cambodia operations. Michael has advised Fortune 500 companies on market growth strategies - including market-entry, market penetration, distribution strategy and distributor prioritization, acquisition search, channel analysis and recommendations, competitor benchmarking, and investment feasibility studies across Asia. Previously Michael had worked for a New York-based company covering Southeast Asia as a macroeconomic and political risk analyst covering Cambodia, Cambodia, and Laos. Michael graduated with a Master’s degree in International Affairs from Columbia University.