The Middle East Forensic practice continues to grow from strength to strength
In line with the expansion of our Forensic practice in the Middle East, we are pleased to announce three recent senior promotions and hires.
Rana Shashaa was promoted to Partner on 1 June 2019. Rana has over 14 years of experience at Deloitte, working on high profile investigations and litigation matters across the Middle East region and Europe. She brings a wealth of experience to the Forensic Investigations and Disputes team, and acts as an expert witness before the Courts in the UAE.
Commenting on her recent appointment, Rana said, “I am honoured to be joining the leadership team as a Partner. Our priority is to continue building the team’s expertise, increase our impact in the region and continue to extend our strongest support to our clients.”
Rana’s appointment follows that of Nick Athanasi, who has transferred from Deloitte UK as Partner to lead the Forensic Technology team in response to the growing demand for the use of technology to investigate, detect and prevent fraud and abuse. Nick leads the largest technology team in the region, which provides computer forensic, electronic discovery and forensic analytics services to our clients.
We continue to work on some of the largest and most sensitive investigations in Saudi Arabia and we were delighted to welcome Majdi Al-Madani to the firm in January 2019 to lead our team in Kingdom. Majdi has a background in law and is a Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified Risk Analyst, in addition to many years of experience in fraud and regulatory investigations, anti-bribery and corruption, and disputes.
Neil Hargreaves, Middle East Forensic leader commented, “We continue to see high demand for forensic and dispute services in the region and I am delighted that Rana, Nick and Majdi have joined the leadership team to serve our clients in this highly sensitive and specialized field. Our investment in local talent over the last few years is resulting in the promotion and hire of exceptionally talented professionals.”
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About Deloitte & Touche (M.E.):
Deloitte & Touche (M.E.) (DME) is a licensed member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL) and is a leading professional services firm established in the Middle East region with uninterrupted presence since 1926. DME’s presence in the Middle East region is established through its affiliated independent legal entities which are licensed to operate and to provide services under the applicable laws and regulations of the relevant country. DME’s affiliates and related entities cannot oblige each other and/or DME, and when providing services, each affiliate and related entity engages directly and independently with its own clients and shall only be liable for its own acts or omissions and not those of any other affiliate.
DME provides audit and assurance, tax, consulting, financial advisory and risk advisory services through 25 offices in 14 countries with more than 3,300 partners, directors and staff. It has also received numerous awards in the last few years which include, Middle East Best Continuity and Resilience provider (2016), World Tax Awards (2017), Best Advisory and Consultancy Firm (2016), the Middle East Training & Development Excellence Award by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), as well as the best CSR integrated organization.