Deloitte appoints Andrew Pimlott as Partner and promotes two new partners in its expanding Financial Advisory business in the Middle East
1 October , 2017 – Deloitte has appointed Andrew Pimlott as Partner to lead its Forensic Technology practice, and promoted two new partners in a further expansion of its Financial Advisory business in the Middle East. Joining the partnership are Scott Whalan and Azhar Hussain. Scott is a Valuations and Modelling Services specialist, based in Dubai and Azhar, a Transactions Services specialist based in Riyadh.
Andrew joins Deloitte as partner, specializing in eDiscovery, cyber-crime and data analytics. He has led many data driven investigations including fraud investigations, sanctions, anti-money laundering and dispute work, in over ten jurisdictions including the US, Africa, the Middle East and Europe.
Based in the Dubai office, Andrew will be responsible for leading the Forensic Technology practice in Financial Advisory across the Middle East. The team of highly qualified and experienced specialists, includes EnCase Certified Examiners, Brainspace Certified Users and Relativity Certified Administrators including a Relativity Master. Relativity is an industry standard eDiscovery global data discovery platform used by organizations in litigation, regulatory inquiries, internal investigations and information governance.
Commenting on the appointment, Neil Hargreaves, Middle East Forensic leader said: “I am delighted to welcome Andrew to Deloitte as head of the regional Forensic Technology practice. Andrew brings a wealth of experience that will not only benefit the rest of the team but also our clients across the Middle East.”
Andrew Pimlott, commented on his appointment “I am honored to be leading the regional Forensic technology team in Financial Advisory, which has a market leading reputation in the region and help to contribute to future success.”
Wayne Thomas, Managing Partner for Financial Advisory said ‘We are continuing to invest in our Financial Advisory business in the Middle East, and it is excellent to have someone of Andrew’s calibre join the firm. In addition to welcoming Andrew, we are delighted to have promoted Scott Whalan and Azhar Hussain into the partnership as well. The appointments reflect our commitment to recognizing excellence and developing leaders, but also to attract the very best talent from the market place, to provide the very best service to our clients, as well as demonstrate our commitment to the region.’
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About Deloitte & Touche (M.E.):
Deloitte & Touche (M.E.) is a member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL) and is a leading professional services firm established in the Middle East region with uninterrupted presence since 1926.
Deloitte provides audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services through 26 offices in 15 countries with more than 3,300 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 also received numerous awards in the last few years which include best employer in the Middle East, best consulting firm, the Middle East Training & Development Excellence Award by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), as well as the best CSR integrated organization.