Anis Sadek named ICAEW Chartered Accountant of the Year 2014

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Anis Sadek named ICAEW Chartered Accountant of the Year 2014

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ICAEW Middle East Accountancy & Finance Excellence Awards names 2014 winners

11 December, 2014 – Anis Sadek, Dubai managing partner at Deloitte Middle East, has been named the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) chartered accountant of the year at the fourth annual ICAEW Middle East Accountancy & Finance Excellence Awards 2014. The awards ceremony took place at Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, minister of culture, youth and community development for the United Arab Emirates.

Organized by the ICAEW, the gala event is the only dedicated awards program for accountancy and finance professionals in the region. Accolades were awarded in 11 categories and winners were selected by a judging panel comprising nine of the region’s most respected industry professionals.

About the award, Anis Sadek said: “I am truly delighted to have been nominated for this award and honoured to have been selected by the distinguished judging panel. I qualified as an ICAEW chartered accountant in 1980, and membership of the institute and the excellent support it provides to its members has played a significant role in shaping my professional career over the past 35 years. This recognition of my role in the profession and of my active membership of the ICAEW is a source of immense pride for me. I thank my family and my partners and colleagues at Deloitte for their endless support and encouragement.”

It is worth noting that the ICAEW Chartered Accountant of the Year Award is bestowed to individuals who have inspired business confidence through building trust and cultivating a culture of transparency in their professional work. This award is open to individuals who:

  • consistently met or exceeded challenging objectives to ensure the highest quality of provision of accountancy and/or related services;
  • demonstrated a quality approach through personal values and following the highest professional, technical and ethical working practices;
  • contributed to delivering financial growth during the past year;
  • shown examples of team leadership and superior management;
  • demonstrated commitment to self-improvement and development;
  • remained engaging and inspiring to both peers and colleagues.

Commenting on the awards, Michael Armstrong FCA, ICAEW regional director for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, said: “A solid accountancy profession is fundamental to the economic success of every nation. While talented finance professionals play a vital role in the success of businesses, their hard work can sometimes be overlooked. It gives us great pleasure to celebrate the region’s best talent in the accountancy and finance profession who demonstrate the highest professional and ethical standards.”

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About The Middle East Accountancy & Finance Excellence Awards

The Middle East Accountancy & Finance Excellence Awards are organised by ICAEW – a world leader in the accountancy and finance profession with over 142,000 members across the globe. The awards were launched in 2011 to celebrate the very best in the accountancy and finance profession in the Middle East and have become a key date in the annual calendar of regional business leaders.


ICAEW is a world leading professional membership organisation that promotes, develops and supports over 142,000 chartered accountants worldwide. We provide qualifications and professional development, share our knowledge, insight and technical expertise, and protect the quality and integrity of the accountancy and finance profession.

As leaders in accountancy, finance and business our members have the knowledge, skills and commitment to maintain the highest professional standards and integrity. Together we contribute to the success of individuals, organisations, communities and economies around the world.

Because of us, people can do business with confidence.

ICAEW is a founder member of Chartered Accountants Worldwide and the Global Accounting Alliance.

About Deloitte:

Deloitte provides audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services to public and private clients spanning multiple industries. With a globally connected network of member firms in more than 150 countries, Deloitte brings world-class capabilities and high-quality service to clients, delivering the insights they need to address their most complex business challenges. Deloitte has in the region of 200,000 professionals, all committed to becoming the standard of excellence.

Deloitte's professionals are unified by a collaborative culture that fosters integrity, outstanding value to markets and clients, commitment to each other, and strength from cultural diversity. They enjoy an environment of continuous learning, challenging experiences, and enriching career opportunities. Deloitte's professionals are dedicated to strengthening corporate responsibility, building public trust, and making a positive impact in their communities.

About Deloitte & Touche (M.E.):

Deloitte & Touche (M.E.) is a member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL) and is the first Arab professional services firm established in the Middle East region with uninterrupted presence since 1926.

Deloitte is among the region’s leading professional services firms, providing audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services through 26 offices in 15 countries with around 3,000 partners, directors and staff. It is a Tier 1 Tax advisor in the GCC region since 2010 (according to the International Tax Review World Tax Rankings). It has received numerous awards in the last few years which include Best Employer in the Middle East, best consulting firm, and the Middle East Training & Development Excellence Award by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

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