Faizan Ahmed joins UAE partner team of Grant Thornton

19 December 2023 Consultancy-me.com 1 min. read

Grant Thornton’s business in the UAE has strengthened its leadership team with Faizan Ahmed.

Appointed a partner in the Audit and Assurance practice, Faizan Ahmed bringing over 18 years of industry experience to the firm, which has a workforce of over 500 professionals in the UAE.

Ahmed joins Grant Thornton from Deloitte, where he spent over fifteen years in Ireland (brief spell) and the UAE, latterly as a director in its Audit division focused on servicing clients within the real estate, hospitality & leisure sectors.

Faizan Ahmed, Partner, Grant Thornton

During his career, Ahmed has worked for large family conglomerates, public interest entities, and government-related entities, encompass audit and assurance services. He also has extensive experience in guiding clients through IPOs and debt-raising processes. 

“It is a privilege to join a legacy company like Grant Thornton. I’m excited to apply my extensive experience in audit and assurance to further enhance our services in the dynamic sectors of real estate, hospitality, and government-related entities. My focus will be on driving innovation and excellence, ensuring our clients navigate through the complexities of today’s evolving business environment.”

Commenting on the appointment, Hisham Farouk, CEO of Grant Thornton in the UAE, said: "We are delighted to have Faizan join our leadership team. With his impressive track record as well as auditing and financial proficiency, he is an invaluable addition to the Grant Thornton family. His appointment reinforces our commitment to excellence in service and our promise to provide our clients with unparalleled expertise and insights in the industry.”

Launched 55 years ago in the UAE, Grant Thornton serves the regional market with four offices including its Dubai headquarters and its recently launched new office in Abu Dhabi. Globally, Grant Thornton has over 68,000 professionals in close to 150 markets.