Deloitte promotes 60 new members to its Middle East leadership team

06 January 2020 2 min. read
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Deloitte Middle East has added 60 new partners, directors and principals in its end of year promotions, twice the intake of last year.

The Middle East branch of global professional services giant Deloitte has announced the promotion of 60 new partners, directors and principals across the region – double the number added in the same round last year. The promotions come after Deloitte Middle East’s annual regional partner’s meeting in early November and on the back of another year of outstanding growth for the firm in the region.

“In this past fiscal year, Deloitte increased its workforce by 9 percent, to approximately 312,000 professionals. Growth occurred across all regions, with more than 90,000 professionals hired, of whom 1,200 in the Middle East. In order to continue to serve our clients and to provide the best professional services, we have promoted over 60 new partners, directors and principals,” said Deloitte Middle East CEO Omar Fahoum.

“They bring with them a diverse range of skills and industry-wide expertise to support our clients to seamlessly navigate the disruptions and transformations shaping business and society today,” Fahoum continued, with Deloitte global chair Sharon Thorne – who took over in June last year as the first woman to be elected to the role – further highlighting the personal diversity among the new crop of local leaders.

Deloitte promotes 60 new members to its Middle East leadership team

“I’m delighted to see that the Middle East firm is working toward advancing diversity and inclusion across all functions of the organisation,” Thorne stated. “Through and our continuing focus on inclusivity and corporate responsibility and sustainability, we are able to showcase that the benefits of these crucial characteristics of our culture can extend beyond the four walls of any single corporation.”

In attendance for the Middle East regional partner’s meeting – this year held in Dubai under the theme ‘Disrupt the norm’ – Thorne was joined by other senior partners from the firm’s global network, including Global Deputy CEO David Sproul and North and South Europe CEO Richard Houston. Altogether 230 partners were present, among them; Mutasem Dajani, quietly named as Middle East CEO-elect.

“Deloitte’s strategy and multidisciplinary business model continued to drive success in the region in 2019. All five business areas grew during this time,” said Dajani, who currently serves as UAE Regional Managing Partner and has been with Deloitte since 2002. He added; “The opening of the Deloitte Digital Center, launched in Riyadh, is an exciting milestone and confirms our commitment to the region.”