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Deloitte Private

Our approach to the market

Within Deloitte Private we recognise, and specialise, in four distinct market segments. This enables us to focus our services, communications and programmes across a market that is both large and varied.

Deloitte Private Leader  

David Stark
Restructuring Services, Financial Advisory Partner

David joined Deloitte in 1993, and in 2011 transferred from the UK to Dubai to lead Deloitte’s Restructuring Services practice in the Middle East. He also leads the Deloitte Private practice in the Middle East and is a member of the NSE Deloitte Private Executive – established to drive collaboration across all regions in this key market.

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How we approach the market  

 

Family Businesses & HNWI and their Family Offices

We advise ambitious families and individuals, and the businesses they own and run, working with early‑stage entrepreneurs through to long‑established, multi‑generational family companies to manage the three elements that comprise a family business ecosystem – The Family, The Business and The Private Wealth. We help high‑net‑worth individuals (HNWI) and family offices manage their investments and regulatory and compliance affairs. 

 

Walid Chinia​ra
Global family solutions Partner

Walid heads Deloitte Private and the Global family solutions practice across the Middle East, covering over 15 countries. He is a leading expert in the area of family governance in the GCC and the MENA region.

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Private Companies

We work with private and small listed companies who face a range of challenges that affect not only the success of the business enterprise, but also the professional and personal goals of their owners. Characteristics: Private businesses (non-family run), professionally managed; CEO/COO are normally not the founder(s).

Private Equity

Through wide‑ranging, integrated propositions, we support Private Equity houses and their portfolio companies throughout the transaction lifecycle. Characteristics: either the parent (i.e., the ‘house’) or subsidiaries (i.e., the ‘portfolio companies’) of private equity firms. 

 

Sam Surrey
Transaction Services, Financial Advisory Partner

Sam has specialized in transaction services for 17 years and leads the private equity team. He has worked with a wide range of clients across the Middle East, including several leading private equity houses. He has supported many sovereign wealth funds and corporates investing in the Middle East.

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Small, high growth enterprises

These are the fastest growing, innovative private businesses in the region, established to address disruption within their sector. Characteristics: attractive startups, small companies with strong future potential, innovative private businesses, scale-ups and unicorns.

 

Basit Hussain
​Business Process Solutions,
Tax Partner 

Basit is the Middle East Leader for Business Process Solutions (BPS) Division of Deloitte & Touche (M.E) - under Tax and Legal. He leads nominated BPS pursuits in designated verticals (managing the entire deal process, creating compelling business solutions, presenting winning bids etc.)

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Business areas 

Deloitte Private also has specialists in the following business areas:

 

Sunder Nurani
Audit & Assurance Partner

Sunder Nurani is specialized in the Audit function of the Insurance industry and has more than 20 years of experience in Audit. He is a strong advocate of continuous learning and is a Partner in Audit & Assurance, including Audit Learning in the United Arab Emirates.

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Georges Najem
Audit & Assurance Partner

Over 19 years of professional experience across the region-serving clients in various industries with focus on the financial services industry.

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Richard Hurley
Clients & Industries Consulting Leader

Rich is a Consulting Partner and the Leader of the Clients & Industries & Salesforce Middle East. He has been with Deloitte for over 25 years and has spent time working in the UK, Europe and Africa. Rich's client work purely focuses on Financial Services and Digital Transformation space.

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Hani Khoury
Risk Advisory Leader

Hani leads the development of the Risk Advisory practices in Kuwait, Qatar and Jordan. He is also the Middle East Risk Advisory Internal Audit Leader and had over 18 years of experience providing consulting services and advice to some of the largest public/private corporations in Australia and the Middle East.

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Scott Whalan
Valuation & Modeling Services,
Financial Advisory Partner

Scott is a partner in Deloitte’s Middle East valuation practice. He specializes in the valuation of businesses and assets for a variety of contexts including M&A, disputes, restructurings, financial reporting, and for regulatory purposes.

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Basit Hussain
Business Process Solutions,
Tax Partner 

Basit is the Middle East Leader for Business Process Solutions (BPS) Division of Deloitte & Touche (M.E) - under Tax and Legal. He leads nominated BPS pursuits in designated verticals (managing the entire deal process, creating compelling business solutions, presenting winning bids etc.)

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Geographies 

Deloitte Private leaders across our locations:

 

Yiannis Sophianos
Deloitte Private Partner 

Yiannis has extensive experience in the audits of large local and international groups including public listed entities. 

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Nader Farid
Risk Advisory Partner

Nader is a Partner in Risk Advisory covering the Cyber and Technology Risk practice in KSA. 

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Tamer Charife
Risk Advisory Partner

Tamer is a Partner in Deloitte’s Risk Advisory (RA) Practice Middle East and is the Risk Advisory Leader in Kuwait and the Cyber & Technology Risk Leader in Qatar.

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Midhat Salha
Audit & Assurance Qatar Leader

Midhat has more than 25 years of professional experience in Audit and Assurance in the GCC and the United States. He has been a partner within Deloitte since 2008 and currently leads the Audit and Assurance practice of Deloitte in Qatar.

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Hisham Zeitouny
Strategic, Reputation & Operational
Risk Leader, Risk Advisory Partner 

Hisham is the partner in charge of the Business Risk Service line in the UAE and Qatar, with 18+ years’ experience in the ME, he has assisted various clients in the region with corporate governance assignments, assessing internal audit departments/ partnering, risk consultancy & reviewing internal control environments of entities like commercial/ investment banks.

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Subject matter 

Our subject matter experts:

 

Nader Farid
Risk Advisory Partner

Nader is a Partner in Risk Advisory covering the Cyber and Technology Risk practice in KSA. 

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Stephen Rees
Global Family Solutions Senior Advisor

Stephen has 20 years experience working with elite families from Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

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David Stark

David Stark

Deloitte Private Leader

David joined Deloitte in 1993, and in 2011 transferred from the UK to Dubai to lead Deloitte’s Restructuring Services practice in the Middle East. He also leads the Deloitte Private practice in the Mi... More