Deloitte announces promotion of 4 new FA senior leaders to support its ambitious growth plans
26 June, 2014 - Big business has an important role to play in kick-starting investment across the corporate sector. Positive indications that optimism is returning are being felt across the region, such as across the GCC construction sector, as evidenced by Deloitte’s new report, “GCC Powers of Construction 2014: Are you ready for the recovery?”.
In line with these positive indications, Deloitte’s Financial Advisory practice in the Middle East is pleased to announce the promotion of three new managing directors and one principal director with effect from 1 June 2014. The new senior appointments are:
Hamid Khan – based in Dubai, Hamid has 13 years Corporate Finance Advisory experience and is a debt advisory specialist. He recently led and advised on the refinancing of GEMS Education and IMG World of Adventures, both landmark transactions in the region for Deloitte.
Ralph Stobwasser– joined Deloitte in 2012 to develop the Business Intelligence Service offering within our forensic practice to support our local and international clients in the Middle East.
Rick Barker – based in Dubai, Rick joined Deloitte in 2012, bringing with him over 10 years of computer crime expertise, and has since established a full suite of forensic technology services, including computer forensics, electronic discovery and data analytics.
Humphry Hatton, Deloitte’s Financial Advisory CEO, commented: “I am very pleased to welcome Hamid, Munish, Ralph and Rick to the senior leadership of our practice across the GCC. These appointments further support the ambitious growth plans of our business, which now numbers over 200 dedicated financial advisory practitioners, and underline our commitment to enhance the breadth and depth of expertise we offer our clients.
Deloitte is among the region’s leading professional services firms, providing audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services through 26 offices in 15 countries with over 3,000 partners, directors and staff.
“The investment in talent we are making today will help us support our clients to generate enhanced growth and capital returns in their own businesses,” concluded Hatton.
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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 the first Arab professional services firm established in the Middle East region with uninterrupted presence since 1926.
Deloitte is among the region’s leading professional services firms, providing audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services through 26 offices in 15 countries with more than 3,000 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 received numerous awards in the last few years which include Best Employer in the Middle East, best consulting firm, and the Middle East Training & Development Excellence Award by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).