Mohammed Yaghmour leads PwC’s Tax and Legal Services division

15 July 2021 2 min. read
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PwC has promoted twelve-year company member Mohammed Yaghmour to Tax and Legal Services Leader for the Middle East.

Mohammed Yaghmour has led PwC’s Saudi Arabia Tax and Legal practice since 2009, when he joined the firm from another Big Four player. In the role, he worked across income tax and Zakat affairs with the Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority (ZATCA) and has a wealth of experience in dealing with the tax authorities to support clients in reaching resolutions on complex matters.

Jeddah-based Yaghmour serves a variety of clients across sectors including oil & gas, financial services, private equity, trading and retail, consumer markets, transportation, manufacturing, transport & logistics, investment and real estate.

Mohammed Yaghmour, Middle East Tax and Legal Services Leader, PwC

Having successfully led and significantly grown the Saudi Tax practice, Yaghmour has now (per 1 July 2021) been appointed to the division’s top regional role. “I am delighted to take on this new challenge,” he said. 

Yaghmour leads a practice consisting of around 800 professionals covering 12 countries across the region. He will as part of his remit join PwC Middle East’s Leadership Team, which further comprises Hani Ashkar (Senior Partner), Mohamed Elborno (Assurance Leader), Waddah Salah (Consulting Leader) and Antoine AbouMansour (Deals Leader).

“We are delighted to welcome Mohammed to the role. His experience in leading our Saudi Tax and Legal practice and working with clients to solve their most complex strategic challenges will play a key factor in enabling us to deliver the support and guidance to our clients, as the region continues to transform,” said Ashkar.

The appointment comes at a time of major change for the region’s taxation landscape, including changes to transfer pricing regulation and the introduction of indirect taxation across markets – the latter billed as “perhaps one of the largest indirect tax transformations the world has ever seen” according to PwC’s Dubai-based Middle East Tax and Legal Services leader Mark Schofield.