PwC makes 35 mid-year partnership promotions in Middle East

10 July 2019 4 min. read
More news on

PwC Middle East and Strategy& have together added 35 new members to their partnership teams across the Middle East.

The Middle East branch of global professional services firm PwC and strategy consulting wing Strategy& have admitted 35 new partners across various practices in the Middle East, with 22 internal promotions among them. PwC Middle East is comprised of 12 regional country bases; Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and Oman of the GCC together with Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Iraq, Libya, and the Palestinian territories.

“Our continuous focus on investing in the retention and development of our people proves our commitment to the region, said PwC Middle East’s Senior Partner Hani Ashkar, who leads a team of 5,200 across the region. “Our new partners have demonstrated their ability to be purpose-led and values-driven by consistently striving to meet our clients’ needs, and committing to the development of our people and the growth of our firm.”

The firm’s consulting division has received the bulk of the new partners, with 14 professionals admitted (not including those at Strategy&) across a variety of practices and functions.

PwC makes 35 mid-year partnership promotions in Middle East


Ali Imran – Middle East Financial Service Customer Advisory leader
Joined 2017. Previous: Saudi Hollandi Bank/HSBC/ABN AMRO

Ata Malik – Financial Service Digital and Tech
Joined 2017. Previous: Ernst & Young/Detica/Accenture

Stefan Kimmel – Financial Services Digital & Technology leader
Joined January 2019. Previous: IBM/Oliver Wyman/Boston Consulting Group

Dominik Baumeister – Middle East Aviation, Transport & Logistics practice leader
Crosses from Strategy& Australia. Previous: Booz & Company/EY/A.T. Kearney

Jan Gloncak – Data & Analytics. Founder of Teambase.
Joined as partner with PwC’s recent acquisition of Teambase consulting division

Fady Kassatly – Joins from Booz Allen Hamilton, where he was Senior Vice President.
Digital, tech & innovation specialist. Previously: Booz & Co/Deloitte.

Kareem Monem – PwC Digital Services/Front Office Transformation
Joins from MENA regional managing director role for Publicis Sapient.

Oussama Nicolas – Healthcare Advisory Services
Joined in 2007 – based in Qatar.

Rabih Nassar – Activities include governance, performance management and restructuring.
Crossed from Strategy& in 2018. Prior: Booz & Co. and Booz Allen.

Roland Hancock – Private and public education practice
Joined in the UK in 2008 before relocating to Dubai in 2013.

Majdi Dodokh – Strategy and Operations
Joined in 2013. Previous: Al Mabaar International Investments/Tameer/EY Jordan

Sara Barada – Health Industries Advisory
Joined 2011. Previous: Deloitte (US).

Talal Hamid – PwC Consulting in Saudi Arabia
Joined in 2006. Previous: Ernst & Young.

Zeeshan Khwaja – Financial Services Consulting and Fit for Growth leader
Joined 2017. Previous: EY/RBS/HSBC/Deutsche Bank/Oracle

Assurance, Tax and Deals

Meanwhile the Assurance and Tax practices of PwC Middle East have respectively welcomed six and five partners apiece, in alphabetical order: Assurance; Ahmed Al-Kiswani (Kuwait, joined in 2019), Cristina De Torres (2017, Business Process Improvement), Issa Habash (Qatar, joins from KPMG), Darrel McGraw (2002, ex-UK, Venezuela, US) , Philip Mennie (2008, Assurance data analytics leader), and Samar Sayegh (KSA, 2014).

Tax: Suhaib Al-Asa’d (Iraq & Jordan, joined in 2006), Carlos Garcia (Customs & International Trade, 2013) Majdi Mousa (Israel), Mathew Macauley, and Nesreen Maher (Egypt, 2019). Five new partners have also been added in PwC’s Deals division  Andrew Stead (2014), Kamal Fayed (2002), Mahmoud Al Salah (2019, Financial Crimes Leader) Peter Mayrs (2006, ex-UK), and Deals data analytics leader Timur Korshlow (Jordan, ex-UK, 2010).

Nick Rea has also been given partnership under Internal Firm Services, while the four new Strategy& partners are Camil Tahan, Roger Rabbat, Jorge Camarate, and Yahya Anouti.