Deloitte enjoys record number of new partners in Middle East

02 June 2023 3 min. read
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Professional services firm Deloitte has made a record number of partnership admissions this year in the Middle East, including 36 mid-year promotions.

The Middle East branch of professional services firm Deloitte has made three dozen mid-year partnership promotions across its regional offices, taking its total number of admissions for the year to 60.

The accounting and consulting firm says the record figure reflects the growing demand for its world-class services throughout the region, particularly in relation to the Middle East’s giga projects and its broader ongoing socioeconomic transformation.

Deloitte enjoys record number of new partners in Middle East

“The recognition of our next generation leaders not only reflects our commitment to the region, but also to our clients and people as we respond to the transformation we are witnessing today,” said Deloitte Middle East CEO Mutasem Dajani. “The pace of technological development, particularly within the AI and analytics space, demands agility as well as capability allowing us to best support our clients to seize opportunities and face new challenges.”

The promotions were made across the firm’s various practices – including eleven within its consulting wing – with special attention given to Hadeel Biyari, Deloitte’s first ever Saudi indirect tax partner. Biyari joined Deloitte in Riyadh in 2020 after three years with Ernst & Young in the UAE, and now leads the local indirect tax controversy & litigation.

She was one of nine newly-promoted female partners in the region, at a ratio of 25 percent.

“Deloitte strives to make gender balance the norm across our organisation and increase female representation in leadership roles,” said People & Purpose partner Rana Ghandour Salhab. “This year, one quarter of our promoted partners were women, and we will continue to set aspirational goals spanning the entire career life-cycle – from recruitment, promotion and succession, to development, mentoring, sponsorship and flexible working.”

A full list of the new partners:


Maria Kouatly – Riyadh
Neil Batson – Dubai
Tanay Deshmukh – Dubai
Amur Ali – Middle East
Samantha Demoss – Dubai
Ala Tuffaha – Qatar
Gautam Motwani – Abu Dhabi
Paul Hirst – UAE
Aditi Nitin – Dubai
Nick Mcginty – Dubai
Serkan Teker – Dubai 

Audit & Assurance

Alexia Michael – Cyprus
Mostafa Zayed – Abu Dhabi
Hasnat Chaudhry – Dubai
Haseeb Akram – UAE
Joe John – Kuwait
Savvas Savva – Cyprus


Hadeel Biyari – Riyadh
Bhakti Thakker – Dubai
Osama Abbasi – Qatar
Bassem Abulkhair – Kuwait
Imran Ahmad – Riyadh
Mahmoud Azouz – KSA
Rabia Gandapur – Dubai
Kate Bacon – Dubai
Ahmed Waleed Khan – KSA 

Financial Advisory

Jaime Liversidge – Dubai
Kyriacos Charalambides – Cyprus
Hassan Elrayes – Middle East
Faiq Khalid – Dubai
Fouad Aoun – UAE
Mike Fillis – Doha
Tom Bullock – Dubai
Vivien Catto – Dubai
Andy Kirby – Dubai
Elaine Campbell – Dubai