Founder and Group Managing Partner of Crowe MAK, Dr. Maniar is a Doctoral Scholar from the Washington International University, USA, member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants of the United Kingdom, highly respected speaker on professional and human-interest subjects at local and international seminars, and member of the "International Who's Who of Professionals in the U.S.A". Armed with an unusual commitment to diligence and service, he is a visionary leader with the ability to develop and implement business solutions including turn around strategies. He is an expert in structuring group companies with an end view of successful succession, gaining maximum control, minimizing taxation and improving over-all efficiency.
Being Crowe UAE's International Liaison Partner, am responsible for transnational clients. My particular areas of interest include Audit and Assurance Services for mergers and acquisition transactions. We continue to be a lead professional service provider for growing family owned businesses and large multinational corporations. Partners at Crowe UAE dedicate significant resources supporting clients in all stages of their business life cycle. This helps partners like me maintain an excellent working relationship with clients, their stakeholders and Crowe Global members.
Saad is an expert on matters relating to IFRS, particularly interpretation, disclosures and practical applications. Besides this, he guides the governance, risk and compliance practice for Crowe in the Middle East and also serves as the Quality Assurance Director for our firms in the UAE and Oman.
Saad has served as a Member of the International Assembly of ACCA in 2010/11. Currently serving as Chairman of ACCA Members Advisory Committee in the UAE, he believes his diverse experience and expertise will allow him to make valuable contributions in providing exceptional services to our clients and allow the clients to focus on their core business to further strengthen their stronghold.
With over 16 years work experience in industry and profession, Mr. Khalid Mehmood is a Qualified Chartered Accountant from Ernst & Young. He is an MBA from ZSABIST, a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) from USA, a Certified Islamic Professional Accountant (CIPA) from AAOIFI and a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) from Australia. His areas of interest include audit assurance, financial institutions, International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), business advisory and fraud investigations.
Robert adds value from his vast and established career in Financial Services, Banking and Investments that covers over 20 years experience in the Middle East. He has an in-depth knowledge of start-up operations; having personally been involved in four start-up operations in Europe, Middle East and the UK. His expertise in the field of Executive Search covers; Mid to C level hires in Finance, Retail, FMCG, Pharmaceutical, Medical and Hospitality sector. In 1998 he received the prestigious “Freedom of the City of London” in recognition for his work as a facilitator to new business opportunities for the investment industry.
Binit Shah has 28+ years of experience in the IT management, provide services as a functional consultant and assuring smooth running of system. He is providing solution to retail, Trading, Manufacturing, Hospitality , Health care, contracting and construction industries. His skill of gap analysis in the software help client to identify and improve efficiency for their organization. After joining the Crowe, Mr. Binit has establish Outsourcing division which help client to mange there back office by their staff on site or off site. His team assist their client to manage records in the system and prepare monthly management report by his qualified team.
Bint’s team are maintaining and managing client VAT record in the software and assuring client by providing TAX Agent services. Software is design under his supervision to manage VAT compliances. They are also review and advise client to manage VAT record in their software system to generate appropriate VAT report.
His key area to assist client Outsourcing, Information Technology, VAT , Asset Audit
“Mr. Vivek Batra, a Chartered Accountant from Delhi, India, is a Partner with Crowe Consulting (Corporate Finance Division) in Dubai since 2013. He is also a Qualified Lead Auditor for ISO 9000 QMS, and also with extensive knowledge in Mission Leadership program which is an Integrated Performance Management System for C-level executives. Moving over to UAE he worked for over 12 years with Smit Lamnalco, a global leader in marine services as its global head for accounting and finance based in UAE and Netherlands, prior to joining Crowe in 2013
He has over 23 years of diverse professional experience working with large multinational(s) in senior management and consultancy roles covering broad based industry sectors like engineering, marine and shipping, retail and general trading. His expertise includes Syndicated Finance, M&A, Tax, Legal, Finance house transformation and re-structuring, CFO ai outsourcing services, IPO advisory, Business valuations, Feasibility studies and Financial Due Diligence.”
A member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK and a BBA from University of Central Oklahoma, USA. He has managed and executed numerous engagements on performance appraisal for Board of Directors for publicly listed entities ranging from construction, cement, FMCG to finance industries. Has conducted training on the Code of Corporate Governance and legislation regulating Public Joint Stock Companies.
Currently represents the Middle East region on Crowe’s Global Marketing Strategy Committee. Previously held committee member position in Crowe Global Digital Governance Council and EMEA Brand Committee.
Dawn Thomas is a highly
experienced strategic consultant with over 20 years of experience. He is a
Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and a Certified Governance Risk and
Compliance Specialist. He has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science
Engineering. He has a strong background in Governance Risk Consulting and
Regulatory Advisory and has helped clients successfully meet regulatory
Before joining Crowe,
he held positions at a prestigious technology company in India and a consulting
firm in the United Arab Emirates. He has a wealth of experience working with
clients in the BFSI and DNFBP sectors and is currently offering his expertise
in the areas of AML/CFT compliance, risk management, and governance. He is
dedicated to helping clients navigate the complex regulatory environment and
achieve their compliance and risk management goals. His in-depth knowledge of
the latest regulations and industry best practices and his ability to implement
and advise customers to have contributed to the client's success in meeting
regulatory compliance requirements. He is committed to providing expert
guidance and personalized solutions to help clients stay compliant and minimize