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Christian Gemayel

Managing Partner

Christian Gemayel is one of the founding partners of The Fifth Element and the managing partner of its consulting arm. Christian has extensive consulting and industry experience, having been involved in a large number of projects across the Middle East, where he continues to serve both government and SME clients.
Christian works with clients on design and implementation programs covering different topics pertaining to strategy, operations and human capital areas across a variety of industries, namely the public sector, education, and technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) industries.
Some of his work includes the development of government-level strategies & policies, corporate and go-to-market strategies, organization and target operating model design, process optimization, due diligence and feasibility studies, as well as the delivery of large-scale human capital development & training programs.
In addition to his work in consulting, Christian has also worked on various thought leadership articles focused around innovation and technology trends.

Rohit Majhi


Rohit is an entrepreneur and strategy advisor who has provided critical strategic advice on digital topics to large public sector clients like the Gulf Cooperative Council and the UAE Government, as well as large private Fortune 500 companies like GE, Intel, Microsoft, and Coca-Cola. He is specialized in national strategies in technology, space & labor markets.

Mohammed Rashid Partner The Fifth Element

Mohammed Rashid


Mohammed Rashid is a distinguished technology executive with over nine years of comprehensive experience in the forefront of EdTech, HRTech, Smart Cities, Blockchain, and Data Analytics. As the Partner and Chief Technology Officer at The Fifth Element, Mohammed directs the organization’s technology strategy and implementation, evidencing his pivotal role in shaping innovative solutions that leverage cutting-edge advancements.

His journey in technology is marked by his entrepreneurial ventures, founding startups in the IoT and blockchain sectors, demonstrating a strong dedication to innovation. Mohammed’s expertise is further evidenced through his roles at Accenture, as a Smart City and Enterprise Architecture Consultant, and at Avanza Innovations, as a Blockchain Implementation Consultant. His work spans various industries including Health & Public Sector, Telecom, Oil & Gas, Customs, and Banking, showcasing his ability to deliver impactful technology solutions in diverse fields.

Mohammed has a distinguished track record in leading Smart City projects, focusing on areas such as Smart Education, Smart Parking, Smart Power, and Digital Wayfinding, underlining his proficiency in leveraging technology for urban efficiency and sustainability.