Obada Al Kowatly

Partner | Audit & Assurance

Obada Al Kowatly

Al Sila Tower

Abu Dhabi Global Market Square

Abu Dhabi

United Arab Emirates


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Obada is an Engagement Partner working with assurance services teams of the Abu Dhabi practice. He has dealt with audits of large Financial Services Industry (FSI) clients and listed companies, banks, real estate, sovereign wealth fund and investment management funds.

Obada has completed a secondment in Deloitte’s London-based Global IFRS Offering Services Centre (GIOS), assisting in capital market offerings; focusing on (i) the application of SEC, PCAOB, AICPA and international standards, (ii) performing financial statement reviews under US GAAP, IFRS, UK GAAS and ISA and (iii) performing offering memorandums reviews.                          

Obada has over 15 years of experience working with Deloitte’s Audit function since 2003, providing audit and accounting services to numerous companies focused primarily within various industries. He is a member of the Deloitte ME IFRS technical team and Capital Markets function.

He is part of Deloitte’s Middle East training team and has delivered training sessions to Deloitte staff on general IFRS updates and IFRS 16 on Deloitte Middle East.


  • US Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
  • Certified Islamic Professional Accountant (CIPA) – Accounting and Auditing Organisation for Islamic Financial Institutions
  • Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • BA Accounting with Honours, Damascus University

Training he has attended in the last 3 years include IFRS Excellence, Audit Excellence, Risk Management Concepts, US 500 Technical GAAP and FSI Industrial Knowledge Session.

He has accumulated 268 CPE hours within the last 3 years.

Obada Al Kowatly