T. B. (Mac) McClelland, Jr. has over 30 years of experience in and with Middle East commercial, political, social and military affairs. For the past 12 years, Mac has led a Dubai-based consulting and advisory services firm, assisting a wide range of clients to identify and implement successful international market entry strategies. He has a developed expertise and a strong track record in management consulting, business development, and business advisory services. He is also the President and CEO of The Luxury Marketing Council (Middle East), and was a founding shareholder of a health insurance company headquartered in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
He has also led the Middle East units of a major energy/communications and engineering/construction firms. He currently teaches leadership and management at Hult International Business School (Dubai campus).
Prior to his private sector experience, Mac served around the world in senior leadership positions in the United States Marine Corps, including the U. S. Naval Attaché and Naval Attaché for Air to the Sultanate of Oman, and as the Political Advisor to the Commander, U.S. Fifth Fleet in Manama, Bahrain. He was also the political-military advisor to the Commandant of the Marine Corps on issues related to the Middle East, North Africa, and Southwest Asia. He retired from the Marine Corps in 1996 after 20 years of service.
Mac shortly will obtain a Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership from University of Phoenix. He holds the degrees of Bachelor in Mathematics from The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina; Master in Human Resources Management from Pepperdine University; and Master of International Policies Studies from The Monterey Institute of International Studies. He is a past President of the American Business Council of Dubai and the Northern Emirates, served on the Advisory Council to the School of Business at the American University of Dubai, and serves on various other boards and committees. He is the President’s Personal Representative of the Navy League of the United States to the United Arab Emirates. He has testified as an expert witness before the US Congress and is a frequent public speaker on subjects ranging from business to security and policy issues in the region. He has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and on CNBC discussing issues affecting American companies overseas. A member of Mensa, Mac is also a private pilot and a Founder of the National Museum of the Marine Corps at Quantico, Virginia.
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