PwC Consulting promotes seven to partner in the Middle East

02 July 2020 4 min. read
More news on

Global accounting and consulting firm PwC has added seven new partners to its Consulting division in the Middle East. All seven partners have been promoted internally and are based in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Assaad Khater

Assaad is partner in PwC’s Digital Services practice and has 15 years of consulting experience across Europe, the USA and the Middle East. He has been based in Dubai for 7 years, having previously also served EI-Technologies and EY in the region. Earlier in his career he worked for Investance in the US, and TNP Consultants and DXC Technology in France.

His areas of expertise are digital transformation and customer experience strategy, as well as customer relationship management and technology  implementation, with a focus on clients in the financial services industry. 

Arun David

Arun David is also a newly promoted partner in PwC’s Digital Services practice. He has over 15 years of experience in information technology consulting, digital transformation, front office transformation and operational model implementation. Prior to joining PwC, Arun worked as a manager in different firms in India before moving to the Middle East.Saad AlMazroua, Arun David, Assaad Khater, Haitham Al-Jowhari, Derar Saifan, Housam Kanbriss and Marwan Khamis

Haitham Al-Jowhari

Haitham has been with PwC for 11 years working across the GCC with a main focus on the Saudi government. He specialises in the National cybersecurity agenda, cybersecurity transformation, digital identity, and cyber resilience. Prior to joining the consulting firm, Haitham worked for Ernst & Young in Jordan for 4 years, before moving to PwC in Amman.

Haitham is a certified Information Security Manager, a certified Information Systems Auditor, and an ISO22301 Lead Implementer.

Housam Kanbriss

Housam has more than 17 years of consulting experience in sectors including the government, telecommunications, media, banking and aviation. Prior to joining PwC in 2012, he worked over a decade for Accenture in the United Kingdom. 

A partner in PwC’s Transformation Management team, Housam specialises in program and project management, project governance and execution. 

Derar Saifan

Saudi Arabia based partner Derar has 20 years of experience in technology advisory, in particular specialized in digital government, public sector digitization and digital health. He also hasextensive experience in digital transformation, enterprise architecture, emerging technologies, data management, and enterprise IT.

Prior to joining the Big Four firm, Derar worked as an independent consultant (mainly for the Saudi Ministry of Health) and served Devoteam for seven years. 

Marwan Khamis

Also based in Saudi Arabia, Marwan has 17 years of experience in designing and managing large scale, national level, and multi-million programs and projects in the government and public sector. Most recently, Marwan worked on projects for Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Culture, Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs, among others.

He began his career as a software engineer back in 2003, and shifted to consulting back in 2011.

Saad AlMazroua

Saad is a partner with 23 years of experience in enterprise strategy, portfolio and project management, IT and digitisation, operations, risk & compliance and governance, with a focus on two sectors: financial services and the public domain. At PwC, he has successfully delivered multiple projects for government entities.

The intake of seven new Consulting partners is part of a broader promotion cycle at PwC Middle East, which also saw Strategy& – the firm’s strategy consulting outfit – welcome three leaders to its partnership.