Ahmad Chit joins HKA’s forensic practice as a director

13 January 2022 Consultancy-me.com 2 min. read
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HKA has strengthened its team in the Middle East with Ahmad Chit, who has joined the global consultancy in Dubai.

Appointed a Director in its Forensic Accounting and Commercial Damages (FACD) practice, Ahmad Chit has been tasked with expanding the wing’s footprint in the Middle East “across a wide variety of industries, jurisdictions and forums” said HKA’s Head of the Middle East, Haroon Niazi.

“With many of our clients requesting assistance in dealing with forensic accounting, fraud and investigation matters, we are now in a stronger position to advise them.”

Ahamd Chit, Director, HKA

A qualified Chartered Accountant, Chit brings close to fifteen years of experience in the forensic, assurance and compliance domain to the firm. He joins from Deloitte, where he spent the past three years as a Director in its UAE team. Prior to that, Chit worked five years in the UAE at Kroll and Deloitte (in a previous spell at the Big Four), having relocated to the region from Canada in 2014.

He specialises in forensic accounting, fraud analysis, quantification of damages and accountants’ negligence assessments.

“From North America to Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East, Ahmad has extensive and diverse investigation and dispute experience. As a forensic expert, he has worked on a variety of engagements for regulatory bodies, law enforcement agencies, courts and tribunals, legal counsel, and large financial institutions,” said Niazi. “We are delighted to welcome him.”

Commenting on his move, Chit said: “I’m excited to join HKA at a key time for the forensic field in the region. Sentiments about fraudulent activity are rapidly shifting from being viewed as just the cost of doing business to a much more urgent and nuanced understanding of the need to manage and combat such risks. HKA has the track record and established experts across the region and beyond to assist clients with this critical risk mitigation.”

With its roots tracing back to the 1970s, HKA today is one of the world’s larger consulting firms (1,000 consultants in 17 countries) dedicated to risk mitigation and dispute resolution within the capital projects and infrastructure sector. HKA adopted its current brand in 2016 after it completed its buyout from the Hill Construction Consulting Group.