Saudi Arabian officials arrested a partner at consulting giant McKinsey in the fall of 2017; he has been in detention since then. In recent months, he has been repeatedly beaten, according to two people familiar with the matter. A McKinsey spokesman said that as of early this year the consultant, Hani Khoja, is no longer an employee of the company.
- Mr. Khoja co-founded a consulting firm, Elixir Creative Solutions, that McKinsey bought in 2017. The deal made him a McKinsey partner.
Yesterday, the Saudi king moved to bolster his son and heir apparent, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and contain political fallout after the killing of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, elevating the prince’s allies and surrounding him with experienced advisers.