Managing Director

Cross-border Asset Tracing & Recovery

United Arab Emirates

Ahmad is a Managing Director based in our Dubai office with over 17 years’ experience in the forensic accounting, investigations and compliance fields. 

Ahmad is a Canadian qualified chartered accountant and has been involved in a wide array of complex, high-profile and multi-million-dollar investigations and disputes across the Middle East, Africa, Europe and North America. 

Ahmad has been based in the Middle East for over 10 years, during which time he has worked with the private sector, local courts, public prosecutors, ministries, local regulators and law enforcement agencies in the region. His regional experience includes work submitted to local GCC courts, international courts (DIAC/LCIA), the United Nations, the US Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission in the US.

In both English and Arabic, he has drafted and supported numerous expert reports for both court and internal purposes, including analysis and expert opinion.

Prior to joining Quantuma, Ahmad led forensic accounting practices across MENA and held senior roles in the Middle East with major accounting and consulting firms.

Specialisms

  • Forensic investigation
  • Litigation support
  • Expert witness
  • Preparation of expert reports
  • Fraud analysis
  • Quantification of damages 

Recent assignment highlights

  • Led an FCPA audit into a US-Based technology company’s agency network in Iraq. The audit focused on the tendering process, port authorisation procedures, interaction with government officials and cash-based spending in country.
  • Presented findings both in the Middle East and United States. Carried out an investigation into the misappropriation of government funds and misconduct by state-selected vendors involved in the importation of agricultural product into Saudi Arabia.
  • Conducted a forensic investigation of the lending operations at a large Saudi-based bank. Investigated allegations of mismanagement, misconduct, fictitious accounts, and kick-back schemes across multiple Saudi provinces.
  • Investigation of the acquisition, operation, and procurement of a large Middle East based waste management company. Allegations investigated included hazardous waste dumping, violations of local / international regulations, bribery of government officials, embezzlement, and wrongful accounting.

Sectors

  • Resources
  • Manufacturing
  • Agriculture
  • Defense
  • Financial institutions
  • Pharma
  • Waste management
  • Education
  • Government
  • Automotive

Memberships

Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPAO)
Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA)

Qualifications

Chartered Professional Accountant