Abu Dhabi based law firm Support Legal has appointed a Chief Technology Officer, as part of its plans to become a digital law company.
Arthur Guest has taken on the CTO role, to play a key role in shaping the technology agenda across the Support Legal Group as it continues to transform the way advisory services are delivered across the Middle East and Africa.
Support Legal has been established to offer legal services to entrepreneurs and emerging companies in the Middle East and Africa region using a disruptive model that is more suited to their business approach.
Relocating from San Francisco, Guest will oversee Support Legal's digitalisation strategy and implementation, including the development of a first-of-its-kind digital platform to meet the advisory needs of start-ups.
Commenting on Guest's appointment, Lee McMahon, Co-Founder and Principal at Support Legal said: "We are excited and fortunate to welcome Arthur to our team as we continue to digitalise top-tier legal services. Arthur is an exceptional technologist, with a 12-year track record of developing some cutting-edge solutions. Having someone of his calibre help us in pioneering the digital transformation of legal services will prove paramount in steering Support Legal in the direction we want to go."
Guest holds a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of British Columbia, a Master's Degree in Space Studies from the International Space University, and a further Master's Degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In addition to his impressive educational credentials, Arthur co-founded San Francisco-based start-up, Beauty Army, a subscription based e-commerce platform. He also worked as a systems architect for NASA while at MIT and taught at the International Space University's Space Studies Program where he chaired its Systems Engineering Department.
Guest commented: "I look forward to assuming the role of CTO at Support Legal, a business that is as disruptive as it is forward-thinking. I am honoured to be working alongside such a dynamic and experienced team as the business enters its next phase of technology leadership, and I look forward to developing critical legal infrastructure to benefit the wider start-up and SME ecosystem."