Deloitte promotes 32 members to Middle East partnership

07 June 2024 2 min. read
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Global accounting and consulting giant Deloitte has promoted 32 company members to partner across its offices in the Middle East.

In one of its largest new partner intakes ever, the admission of the 32 new partners per June 1 comes in addition to 23 lateral partner hires the firm made in the past eleven months, taking the total number of partner appointments to 55.

Mutasem Dajani, the CEO of Deloitte in the Middle East, said the intake is a reflection of its strong growth in the region, and will help the firm meet growing demand from clients in high demand areas such as strategy, technology, cyber, artificial intelligence, human capital, hospitality, and retail.

Deloitte promotes 32 members to Middle East partnership

“As the Middle East undergoes rapid transformation across several sectors, our new partners will enable us to meet the increasing market demand. With their expertise, our new generation of leaders will support our clients in critical ways to address their needs,” Dajani said.

Rana Ghandour Salhab, People and Purpose Partner of Deloitte in the Middle East, highlighted the diversity of the promoted partner cohort. “With over 31% of our newly promoted partners being women, we continue to set concrete diversity targets and are proud that more and more women are assuming Deloitte leadership roles in the Middle East.”

Speaking about the firm’s range of initiatives to promote diversity & inclusion across all ranks, including leadership tiers, Salhab said: “We continuously enhance our flexible work programs and learning and development opportunities to allow our employees to have outstanding careers, with mentoring, allyship and sponsorship programs beneficial to all while tailoring some for women at different stages of their lives and careers.”

Established in the Middle East in 1926, Deloitte today has more than 7,000 partners and staff in the region, working from 23 offices in 15 countries. Its global headcount stands at above 450,000 staff, making Deloitte the largest of the Big Four firms.