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Deloitte Private

Our approach to the market

Within Deloitte Private we recognise, and specialise, in three 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 Enterprise

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. 

 

Scott Whalan
Deloitte Private Family Enterprise Leader

Scott is a Partner, leading Deloitte's Valuation & Modeling practice in the Middle East. He provides strategic advice in a variety of contexts including M&A, Disputes, Restructurings, Financial Reporting and regulatory purposes. 

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Family Enterprise

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. 

 

Scott Whalan
Valuation & Modeling, Financial Advisory Partner

Scott is a Partner, leading Deloitte's Valuation & Modeling practice in the Middle East. He provides strategic advice in a variety of contexts including M&A, Disputes, Restructurings, Financial Reporting and regulatory purposes.

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Private Equity / Private Capital

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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Emerging growth companies

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.

 

Kyriacos Charalambides
​Financial Advisory Services,
Director 

Kyriacos is a Director at Deloitte in Cyprus with over 12 years of experience. He uses his knowledge and experience in delivering Corporate Finance, Valuation & Modeling services and Mergers & Acquisitions engagements in a number of industries including Shipping, Construction Real Estate Development, Private Equity, Renewable Energy, Banking and Capital Markets and Hotel & Leisure.

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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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Basel El Malki
Audit & Assurance Partner

Basel is an Audit & Assurance Partner based in Saudi Arabia with over 21 years of experience in the profession. Basel is the lead client service Partner for several accounts in both private and public sectors providing a range of Audit and Assurance services to Public Interest Entities, Manufacturing, Insurance, Hospitality, Retail, Construction, Family Groups, Trading and Petrochemicals.

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Richard Hurley
Consulting Partner

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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Hisham Zeitouny
Business Risk leader

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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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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Fernand Rutten
Customs and Global Trade Partner

Fernand has more than 27 years of experience in indirect tax, with a strong focus on customs, excises taxes and global trade matters. Before becoming a consultant, he worked as a customs official with the Dutch customs authorities dealt with several global trade matters.

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Geographies 

Deloitte Private leaders across our locations:

 

Yiannis Sophianos
Audit & Assurance Partner

Yiannis is a Partner at Deloitte in Cyprus with 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 Partner

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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David Stark
Deloitte Private Leader

David joined Deloitte in 1993 and currently leads Deloitte's Turnaround & Restructuring team and the Deloitte Private practice in the Middle East. He is Deloitte North South Europe's Family Enterprise Leader and is part of the Global Family Enterprise Executive.

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David Stark

David Stark

Partner | Turnaround & Restructuring | Deloitte Private Leader

David joined Deloitte in 1993 and currently leads Deloitte's Turnaround & Restructuring team and the Deloitte Private practice in the Middle East. He is Deloitte North South Europe's Family Enterprise... More