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About Us

MWK is led by media, technology and telecoms specialist Carolyn Ong, banking and operations veteran Robin Jones, and leading educator and change management guru Dr John Wilson. Together they boast over a century of industry experience spread across London, New York, Hong Kong, Singapore, Mainland China and the Middle East supporting a range of publicly listed organisations across sectors, specialist start ups, multinational conglomerates, academic institutions and both government and non-government organisations.


Of all the markets and corridors we support, we specialise in businesses from around the world explore Saudi Arabia for its growth, partnership, investment, and transformation possibilities. Our leadership team has on-the-ground experience in the Kingdom and is focused on “bringing Saudi to the world and the world to Saudi”.


Carolyn Ong

Carolyn Ong is 25-year media, internet, technology and telecommunications sector specialist with experience in Singapore, Hong Kong, London and Riyadh. As Managing Director of MWK, she leads a team of specialist partners and subject matter experts who use their international experience in business management, banking and finance, technology, communications, crisis management, and learning and development to serve clients in the financial services, technology and education sectors.

Ms Ong started her career as a journalist with the Business Times in Singapore, and then spent eight years in Hong Kong with Asia Computer Weekly and the South China Morning Post and moved on to work in communications with global bank HSBC.

She founded MWK in 2015 to fill a niche in the financial services and education sectors. In 2022, she had the vision to see the growth ahead of Saudi Arabia under its Vision 2030 mandate, and the international connectivity — in particular along East-to-Middle-East business corridors — with which clients would need bespoke and discreet support. She now leads a team of partners and subject matter experts around the world to support the mantra of “bringing the world to Saudi and Saudi to the world”.

Robin Jones

Robin Jones is a European Mentoring and Coaching Council accredited executive coach with 35 years of international leadership in the global banking and financial services industry spanning seven markets, four major banks and 10 years working in the Middle East. Key career appointments include COO at Saudi’s biggest bank Al Rajhi Bank, COO and Deputy CEO at Saudi British Bank, Regional COO and Deputy CEO at HSBC Middle East, UAE, Global Chief Risk and Administration Officer at HSBC Technology Services and Chief Operations Officer at HSBC Global Markets based in New York. Mr Jones is passionate about unlocking potential and empowering KSA’s most promising and aspiring executives by translating his extensive experience in the C-suite to help them navigate career challenges through actionable plans and achieve success in a high stakes corporate environment. 

Mr Jones specialises in coaching senior executives in international leadership and cross-cultural management in collaboration with Ms. Ong and Prof. Wilson. 


Dr John P Wilson
Dr John P Wilson is a specialist with 40 years practical and academic experience of knowledge management, learning and development, and change initiatives. He has worked as a consultant with organisations from all occupational sectors and spent two years working in Sweden, and four years in Saudi Arabia for an oil company.


Dr Wilson directed a Masters in Education in Training and Development which ran in the UK, Ireland and Singapore. Dr Wilson was previously Continuing Professional Development Manager at the University of Oxford, where he continues to teach knowledge management and change courses. He also directed an European funded project developing training materials on emotional intelligence for contact centres employees and wrote The Call Centre Training Handbook: A complete guide to learning and development in contact centres.


Dr Wilson has written and edited eight other books including: International Human Resource Development: Learning and Training for Individuals and Organisations; Experiential Learning: A Best Practice Handbook for Trainers and Educators; The Routledge Encyclopaedia of Education, Training and Employment; and Dream! Your Life, Your Future.


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