PwC Consulting appoints five new partners in the Middle East

27 January 2021 3 min. read
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PwC Consulting has appointed five partners in the United Arab Emirates, as part of a wider intake of seventeen new partners across the Middle East. 

Ghassan Ghazawi has over 20 years of experience working with key clients in the Middle East, on strategy implementation and managing national scale transformation programmes, specialised in strategy articulation and implementation management, institutional reforms and programs management. 

Prior to joining the Big Four firm, Ghazawi worked in the banking and IT sectors, specialising on managing and implementing transformation projects. 

Ghassan Ghazawi, Hiba Darwish, Rebhi Abdelqader, Shubham Agarwal and Stephen Tudhope

Hiba Darwish has been with PwC’s Government & Public Sector consulting team since 2014. She has since contributed significantly to the expansion of the practice, while delivering on a number of major strategy and transformation projects for government clients throughout the region.

In addition, Darwish has served as a strategy and public policy advisor for senior government officials in centers of government across the GCC, guiding and providing counsel on national priorities and agendas.

Rebhi Abdelqader is a partner in finance consulting with more than 15 years of experience mainly focused on large scale finance transformation programs for government and public sector clients across the Middle East region. 

Abdelqader specialises in public finance management and digitally enabled finance transformation, from strategy through to implementation. Prior joining PwC in 2014, he worked for Big Four rival EY in its consulting team.

Shubham Agarwal has over eleven years of financial services risk consulting experience across Middle East, APAC and US. He specialises in managing large scale risk transformation programs. Prior to joining PwC in 2017, Agarwal worked with EY and Accenture across the Middle East, APAC and US focused on risk consulting in financial services.

As a partner, he will drive PwC’s risk and regulation agenda across financial services clients in the region. 

Stephen Tudhope has 17 years experience, working with clients from across the power and water sector. He has worked in the Middle East for the last four years leading a range of market reform, sector transformation and energy transition projects across the UAE and Oman. His area of specialism is market restructuring and sector transformation.

Commenting on the new Consulting partners, effective 1 January 2021, Hani Ashkar, PwC Middle East Senior Partner said: “We are proud of our new partners who have demonstrated their resilience, dedication and commitment to our clients and people in what has been an unprecedented year.”

In the same promotion round, PwC’s strategy consulting subsidiary Strategy& promoted Diana Dib, Jad El Mir and Hani Zein to partner.