PwC adds six new partners to partnership of Deals practice

17 June 2022 Consultancy-me.com 2 min. read
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PwC’s Middle East member firm has welcomed six new partners in its Deals practice.

“A congratulations on this incredible career milestone,” said Antoine Abou Mansour, a Riyadh-based partner and 25-year company veteran who leads PwC’s Deals practice in the region. 

“Our new partners bring deep deals capabilities from strategy through execution, across sectors covering government & public sector, healthcare, life sciences, education, real estate, infrastructure & capital projects and financial services.” 

PwC adds six new partners to partnership of Deals practice

Abbas Berdi

Located in: UAE
Has been with PwC since: 2019 (earlier in his career he served PwC for five years) 

Amar Patel

Located in: UAE
Has been with PwC since: 2012 (including a two-year spell at Amanat) 

Hafed Ajmi

Located in: UAE
Has been with PwC since: 2018 (ex-EY and KPMG)

Jad Barakat

Located in: UAE
Has been with PwC since: 2015 (ex-KPMG)

Sion Rhys

Located in: UAE
Has been with PwC since: 2008 (relocated from PwC’s UK team in 2017)

Yazan Al Shouly

Located in: UAE
Has been with PwC since: 2020 (ex-Deloitte)

While all six partners are male, Abou Mansour took to LinkedIn to highlight that PwC is actively supporting initiatives that support the advancement of female talent within the Deals practice. “This includes our Deals Female Director sponsorship programme. which is designed to support our female Directors in growing as leaders by having sponsoring partners provide guidance on personal and professional development and upcoming growth opportunities.” 

PwC’s Deals practice provides guidance in such areas as corporate finance, acquisitions, divestitures, private equity investments, initial public offerings, and restructuring & business recovery.

According to ConsultancyME’s recently released Top consulting firms in the Middle East 2022 ranking, PwC is the region’s leading Mergers & Acquisitions consultancy

Globally, the Deals practice has over 13,000 professionals working from offices in 100+ offices.