Partner | Risk Advisory | Accounting and Internal Controls Leader | Government & Public Services Leader
Al Waha Building, Prince Turki Bin Abdullah
Al-Saud Street, Sulaimania Area
Elias is a Risk Advisory Partner, the Government & Public Services Leader and the Accounting and Internal Controls leader for the Middle East region. With over 15 years of experience, he has been leading the Accounting & Internal Controls (AIC) practice in Saudi Arabia and focused on incorporating digital transformation and data analytics as part of the offerings provided by the firm.
Elias has extensive knowledge in Risk Management, Compliance, Corporate Governance, Internal and External Audit, among other subject matters. Furthermore, Elias has managed the ERM Consultancy, Post Implementation projects, Internal Audit engagements and maturity assessments on risk management and compliance departments for large public sector entities and insurance companies in KSA which include the development of ERM infrastructure documents, risk assessments, key risk indicators, risk profile, treatment plans and risk appetite monitoring report/dashboard. He was also involved in Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) implementation reviews and testing.
Elias has worked with clients in several countries across the Middle East, including Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Jordan, Oman, Bahrain, Palestine, Egypt, as well as Europe and Asia. He led several engagements pertaining to compliance maturity assessments to improve and enhance the compliance department of diverse companies. and delivered complex projects to the largest ministries in KSA. Elias holds a CIA and CRMA designations.