Life at Deloitte
Malcolm, Manager CPA, Deloitte Dubai
Enjoys the diversity that the day holds
Joined Deloitte Middle East in 2010, and have since served a wide portfolio of clients, including the region’s largest real estate developer, prominent UAE based construction companies, one of the largest international oil companies, as well as the world’s largest national oil company.
What does your role involve?
I am a manager within the Capital Projects Advisory team, responsible for looking after a portfolio of clients associated with the built environment, and consequently also look after some of the largest construction companies and developers in the UAE. Due to the challenging market conditions experienced by our clients, I am required to keep up to date with industry trends and the latest developments, in order to provide an outstanding level of service.
Describe your experience to date?
After graduating from university in South Africa, I worked within the construction industry as a quantity surveyor. Here I gained experience working on projects in the education, hospitality, retail and commercial sectors, in a number of locations including South Africa, Botswana, the UK, the UAE, Qatar and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. I joined Deloitte Middle East in 2010, and have since served a wide portfolio of clients, including the region’s largest real estate developer, prominent UAE based construction companies, one of the largest international oil companies, as well as the world’s largest national oil company.
Why did you join Deloitte in the Middle East?
I decided to join Deloitte Middle East to broaden my experience by working for the strongest and most recognized brand in professional services.
What type of activities within Deloitte ME have you been involved in?
I have been involved in the writing of the annual Construction Industry Publication produced by the Middle East firm.
What makes you get up in the morning?
I enjoy the diversity that my day holds. Due to the fast-paced and dynamic nature of the services we offer our clients, each day is different. I also enjoy working alongside my colleagues from Deloitte around the globe, and learning from their experiences.
What has been your most inspirational moment and why?
My most inspirational moment was managing a challenging engagement for one of the world’s largest international oil companies, and receiving both an email and phone call from a senior stakeholder within the client’s organization thanking me for my efforts and congratulating me on the outstanding level of service provided.