EY forensics specialist Muthmainur Rahman joins FTI Consulting in Dubai

02 August 2018 Consultancy-me.com 2 min. read

Former EY forensic data expert Muthmainur Rahman has joined FTI Consulting’s operations in Dubai. The new Senior Managing Director will oversee FTI’s expansion in the United Arab Emirates’ most populous city.

FTI Consulting first entered the Middle Eastern consulting market in 2005, when the firm established a construction solutions practice in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Three years later, FTI further expanded in the country by launching its strategic communications practice in 2008. In the same year, the firm acquired construction and engineering company Brewer Consulting, in a move to broaden its global portfolio and increase its presence in the UAE.

Since then the practice in Dubai has continued to grow, to include construction solutions, strategic communications and a forensic accounting expert witness offering – which due to growing demand in the region, has particularly been the focus of expansion over the past few years. In the latest development of the growing wing, FTI has appointed a new Senior Managing Director in the shape of incoming Partner Muthmainur Rahman.EY forensics specialist Muthmainur Rahman joins FTI Consulting in DubaiRahman has spent the last 11 years of his career at Big Four firm EY, having joined the organisation straight out of university after achieving a BSc Computer Science with First Class Honours from King's College London in 2007. He quickly made the most of an opportunity to work with an innovative Partner at the firm, who inspired him to pursue his career at EY for more than a decade, alongside being selected to pursue an Executive MBA with a leading business school via the Big Four firm.

Initially, Rahman worked in the EY Advisory practice where he specialised in Analytics and worked on a number of engagements including identifying $100 million in savings for an acquisition for a private equity firm, before moving into EY’s forensics practice, leading work with a global financial derivatives broker to investigate the reasons for a Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Following that, Rahman eventually reached the rank of Associate Director in Forensics at EY, leading multiple teams in forensic data analytics across financial services sector with a latter focus on identifying and analysing transactions violating economic sanctions, before leaving the firm this year.

Commenting via his LinkedIn profile, Rahman said of his new challenge; “After an amazing 11 years at EY I will be officially starting my new role as Technology lead for FTI Consulting based out of Dubai. [There are] so many people to thank for an amazing career at EY. Just to list a few Paul Walker, Carl Judge, Christabel Cowling, Andrew Walton, Ben Taylor, Jim McCurry, John Smart and most importantly the fabulous Analytics and Forensic Technology team.”

Related: FTI Consulting adds forensic expert Daniel Turner to Dubai team.