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Consultants face scrutiny but are locked into their Saudi business

As Turkey drags out the aftermath of the Jamal Khashoggi affair and Saudi Arabia responds by seeking culprits higher up the hierarchy – with links to Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS), amid suspicions but not yet evidence that he ordered the operation – western companies continue to review the risks of doing business with the kingdom. Consultants and strategy advisors are particularly exposed to scrutiny because of their close involvement with MBS, and because the bread and butter of their business is government policy and planning.

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