Uniqus installs Saad Al-Khathlan at helm of Saudi business

05 July 2024 Consultancy-me.com 2 min. read
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International consultancy firm Uniqus has appointed Saad Al-Khathlan as Managing Partner for its Saudi business, based in the firm’s recently opened Riyadh office.

Saad Al-Khathlan brings over 15 years of experience in auditing, accounting, and reporting to Uniqus, a private equity backed consulting firm with offices in the Middle East, the United States, and India.

Al-Khathlan specialises in accounting standards (such as IFRS and SOCPA), compliance, financial accuracy, risk assessment, economic analysis, and control assessment, having gained experience in various sectors including financial services, telecom, technology, and automotive.

Uniqus installs Saad Al-Khathlan at helm of Saudi business

Prior to joining Uniqus, Al-Khathlan spent fourteen years at Big Four firm EY in its Saudi practice, rising the ranks to partner. Leading a multi-locational team, he provided strategic direction to clients on compliance with accounting standards, financial decisions, and internal controls. 

Notable engagements under his belt include serving as the Lead Audit Partner for STC, Partner for Gulf Insurance Group and Saudi Information Technology Company, in addition to other listed and unlisted companies. He also served as EY’s Riyadh office quality leader, ensuring that risks and engagements were managed in line with quality standards.

“We are thrilled to welcome Saad to the Uniqus family,” said Jamil Khatri, Co-Founder and CEO of Uniqus. “His extensive experience and expertise in the region will be invaluable as we continue to expand our footprint in the Middle East. Saad's strategic vision and leadership will drive our business growth and regional expansion.”

“Saad’s presence at Uniqus will strengthen our capabilities and reinforce our dedication to delivering unparalleled services to our clients in Saudi Arabia, and we are excited to have him be a part of the Uniqus fold,” added Sandip Khetan, Co-Founder and Global Head of Accounting and Reporting Consulting at Uniqus.

Welcoming Al-Khathlan to Uniqus, Dinesh Jangid, Regional Managing Partner for the Middle East, stated: “Saad has demonstrated exceptional leadership and strategic vision throughout his career, making significant contributions to the organizations he has worked for.”

On his new challenge, Al-Khathlan said: “I am thrilled to join Uniqus. This is an exciting opportunity to lead our efforts in one of the most dynamic and rapidly evolving regions. I look forward to collaborating with a talented team to drive innovation, deliver exceptional value to our clients, and contribute to the economic transformation of Saudi Arabia.”