Our Directors

Director – Communications & Branding

Adel Maniar

Adel is an expert on matters relating to communications, branding & media. He is the Director - Branding & Communication, and is involved in coordinating with the global branding strategies & standards of Crowe network.
He is member of the association of certified chartered accountants and serves as a committee member of the Global Marketing Strategy Committee of Crowe.
Being a member firm, we show a strong support and commitment to building a single global brand; and part of his role involves overseeing that the firm is compliant. Furthermore, he’s involved in the managing of internal & external communications of the firm.


Director – Advisory

Manya Pamnani

Started her career in financial consultancy and by standing firm by her visions achieved the stature of a successful woman entrepreneur. A CPA from USA, a Chartered Accountant from India, an MBA in Finance and a qualified Information Systems Auditor. A dynamic professional with over 17 year’s rich experience in Financial Management, Audits/ Inspections, Compliances including Sarbanes Oxley, valuations, Due Diligence and so on and so forth. She has expertise in enhancing Processes and Systems, facilitating the implementation of Automation, reviewing complex data to facilitate strategic growth of organizations and exercising optimum controls. She has provided numerous services for clients including due diligence investigations, business valuations, financial projections, transaction structure consultations, transaction document reviews, and preparation of confidential memorandums used to sell a business or obtain financing, M&A transactions Advisory, divestiture, organizational restructure and potential business sales.

Director – Audit & Assurance

David Nyengera

David is a Director of Audit and Assurance at Crowe Head Office in Dubai. David is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountant in England and Wales and the Institute of Chartered Accountant of Zimbabwe. Prior to joining Crowe, David was working with a Big 4 and has more than 13 years of experience in financial accounting and reporting, audit and assurance, compliance, and advisory.

Director – Risk Consulting

Nadeem Maniar

Nadeem Maniar has accomplished his Post-Graduation in Management (Finance) & is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) & is currently applying his expertise as a Director for Risk Consulting Services at Crowe. His 8+ years of experience in the fields of Anti-Money Laundering (AML) & Combating the Financing of Terrorism (CFT), Fraud Risk Consulting & Advisory and his proven ability in implementing & advising clients has helped them to successfully immunize their financial systems.
Nadeem’s deep insight in arenas of know your employee, forensic investigations, third party risk consulting and due diligence is an added advantage & has empowered numerous organizations in identifying and unearthing frauds which may have led to huge financial and reputational loss. His proficiency in information security systems led him to spearhead & achieve ISO 27001 Certification in one of his earlier stints with an organization. Having a penchant for innovation & technology, Nadeem has assisted the Crowe team by incubating various tools to automate & enhance the service delivery to clients especially in risk consulting practice.

Associate Director

Nusrate Ibrahim

Nusrate Ibrahim is a professional with over 18 years of experience in various roles and assignments, including financial management, internal audit, financial due diligence, performance analysis, strategy evaluation and assessment of risks and controls for both private and public sector organisations in the UAE, other Gulf countries and the UK.
Specialises in the provision of Internal Audit, Financial Due Diligence and Corporate Advisory services. Prior to joining the firm, she worked for NTI Consulting (UAE), Deloitte & Touche (UAE), British Airways (UK), National Grid Plc (Electricity Networks, UK) and Monitor (Healthcare, UK).
Nusrate is a Fellow Member, ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK); a graduate in Economics from the University of Leicester in the UK and has attended a
Strategic Financial Leadership Program with CASS Business School, London.

Director – Risk Consulting

David Cafferty

David Cafferty is a business professional with over 30 years of experience in a variety of roles, including management and consulting in forensic accounting, financial crime, corporate governance, regulatory compliance and anti-money laundering for both private and public sector organisations locally, in the MENA Region and internationally.
His career has included working for a Big-4 Firm, an international law firm, and the third largest police economic crime unit in the UK while his industry experience includes financial services, logistics, local and central government, hospitality, healthcare, construction and oil & gas.”

Associate Director

Vivek Chaturvedi

Vivek is a business professional with over 12 years' experience in Banking, Financial Services and consulting industry primarily focusing on Financial Crime Compliance and Regulatory Compliance, Market surveillance and monitoring, Fraud and Forensic investigations, Internal Audit, Risk Management  and Project Management for both private and public sector entities across Gulf countries and India.
Vivek is an MBA from NMIMS and he is certified and fellow member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (ACAMS), Certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
Before joining Crowe, Vivek has held offices with significant responsibilities such as Director - Morgan Stanley, India and Senior Manager - Protiviti, UAE handling multiple assignments and leading large teams. Vivek has also worked with global firms like JP Morgan Chase and CRISIL (subsidiary of Standard and Poor's).

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Director – Business Development

Juliee Ling Zhu

She is a business professional, with over twenty years in UAE, worked in travel, real estate and trading sectors at commercial and managerial positions.She has accumulated rich experience and knowledge, established strong relationship with business community including Chinese business community in UAE. She will lead team at China desk of Crowe to provide professional services to our valued customers.

Director – Abu Dhabi

Umesh Narayanappa

Umesh Narayanappa carries over 15 years of professional experience in Auditing and Assurances Services. He is a Commerce Graduate and Chartered Accountant from India. He has led various kinds of assurance engagements on large public and private companies. Before joining Crowe, Umesh was working in one of the Big Four Audit firm for close to 10 years in India and held several managerial role during the tenure.
He has rich experience in providing assurance services to diverse portfolio of multinational, listed companies in accordance with various GAAP including IFRS and USGAAP. He specializes in International Auditing standards (ISA) and passionate about bringing Quality in the engagements. At Crowe UAE, Umesh manages the assurances services of Abu Dhabi region, where he is responsible for client delivery and managing the client relationships.