Zayd is Crowe’s UAE Managing Partner and has been a member of Crowe’s UAE Management Team for over 15 years. As Managing Partner his duties include executive responsibility for the firm’s strategy, overseeing its membership affairs at Crowe Global and managing expectations of stakeholders and regulators.
Zayd has been with the firm for nearly 20 years. As an Active Audit Partner, Zayd advises sovereign investors, and large corporate clients on audit related matters as well as, international transactions.
Zayd completed his A Levels in 1998 from the City of London Freemen’s School and graduated in 2001 with Honours in Economics from the University of Reading. He completed his training at Shipleys LLP in 2004 and is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
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
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
management professional employing creative and innovative techniques in solving
complex problems. With 14+ years of experience, Nadeem is currently applying
his expertise as a Partner for Fraud & Forensic Services & as the MLRO
(Money Laundering Reporting Officer) at Crowe Mak. Nadeem has 14+ years of
experience in the fields of AML/CFT, Fraud Risk Consulting & Advisory and
his proven ability in implementing & advising clients with unique solutions
for their various compliance issues and help these firms devise a perfect path
to protect the integrity & stability of their financial systems. Nadeem is currently working on several projects in AML/CFT, responsible
sourcing, know your employee, fraud risk consulting, forensics investigation
for some of the biggest names in the region. His deep insight in areas 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.
over 30+ years of professional experience. Within FMCG industries, has worked
on various assignments in different geographies. At Crowe UAE, he is
responsible for Risk Management, Financial Management related Service, Business
Valuation, M&A and Compliance. Nawaz, over the years, has cultivated an
in-depth understanding in developing Financial Models, a keen Strategist &
Implementer, Risk Management, M & A, Business Process driver, Working
Capital Management, Cross-functional collaboration & diverse experience in
domains like Finance, Operations Management, Supply-Chain Management and
Financial Management. Nawaz also specializes in the provision of internal audit
reviews including review of compliance and anti-money laundering provisions in
the context of the DFSA (Dubai Financial Services Authority), & FSRA
(Financial Service Regulatory Authority) regulated clients, financial due
diligence, performance analysis, strategy evaluation, assessment of risks and
controls and corporate board advisory support. Nawaz’s strengths include the
ability to provide independent advice to clients, assessing the assignments
from an alternative, objective and unbiased perspective.
audit professional, Imran commenced his audit journey with Crowe in Tanzania
and having moved to the UAE in 2018, he carries nearly 15 years of diverse
audit experience. Imran currently co-leads the external audit team at the DIFC
office that primarily executes audits for a diverse range of clients with key
focus on financial services. While his current expertise is focused on the
financial services sector, Imran has managed and continues to manage the
delivery of statutory audits for global clients across diverse sectors that
includes financial services mainly entailing insurance and reinsurance,
banking, asset management, funds, and other sectors including but not limited
to manufacturing, hospitality, service provision and real estate. He adopts a
holistic approach of managing audits by leading and motivating various audit
teams in the effective planning, delivery and finalisation of statutory audits
to meet time critical deadlines.
a client-centric approach which gives high importance to service delivery while
at the same time, giving due importance to technical competence. He also leads
the Audit Software technology team for the Firm and from time to time, engages
his expertise in the provision of consultancy services including forensic
engagements. From his experience in Tanzania, Imran is also well versed with
various taxes from both, compliance and audit perspectives and from his
experience in the DIFC, he also specializes in regulatory reporting in terms of
compliance with Prudential Reporting, Safe Custody, Client Money and Insurance
Money provisions of the DFSA and FSRA.
Senior audit professional over 15 years of diversified experience including working with Big4 audit firm. He has gained exposure while working with Deloitte & Touche (M.E) Dubai, Deloitte Pakistan, KPMG London and Crowe Mak Limited in the audit, assurances and financial advisory services. Mustafa offers a unique blend of varied experience such as Banks, Hedge funds, Insurance, Retail and FMCG companies where he was involved financial audit and review of internal controls, and corporate governance. Currently, he is working in a capacity of Partner - Audit & Assurance where he is managing a portfolio of companies working in different sectors including financial institutions, manufacturing, hospitality and others as well. Engaged in job planning and supervision, including close interaction with client's management including fee negotiation, discussion on issues, updating on different IFRS, and professional services on any technical matters and maintain a bridge with Engagements Partners. Review of work on Audit engagements/ on-job professional development of staffs and ensuring audit file were in accordance with firm's standard methodology.