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Deloitte was recognized as the Best Advisory and Consultancy Firm of the Year in the 2016 CFO Middle East Awards. The award ceremony was held at the Ritz Carlton in Dubai on January 29, 2017. The selection was made through a voting process of the CFO ME magazine readers to recognize the region’s most accomplished financial leaders, as well the top banks and consulting firms. 10,000 votes were received for the awards.

CFO Middle East Awards (far right Omar Fahoum, CEO, Deloitte Middle East - far left James Babb, partner and CFO program leader, Deloitte Middle East)
CFO Middle East Awards (far right Omar Fahoum, CEO, Deloitte Middle East – far left James Babb, partner and CFO program leader, Deloitte Middle East)

“We are very pleased to be recognized by the region’s financial community and leaders as the Best Advisory and Consultancy Firm of the Year in the 2016 CFO Middle East Awards. We do not take this acknowledgement and trust lightly as we always strive to address their needs and support them in the changing landscape and challenging markets of today. For the past ninety years, Deloitte in the region continues to invest in specialized services and bringing world class solutions to our clients most complex problems,” said Omar Fahoum, Chief Executive of Deloitte Middle East. “Much is happening in the world markets and in the Middle East region. The introduction of the value-added tax in GCC countries, the Saudi National Transformation Plan, the robust regulatory environment, optimizing earnings and costs, as well as preparedness for Expo 2020 and FIFA 2022 World Cup are top of mind for companies and their leaders. We have the right solutions to support them in these challenges.”

“At Deloitte, we have created a specialized program for CFOs that is comprehensive and addresses the myriad challenges these senior officers of companies face in the current challenging global markets. We provide CFOs with a research based framework for formulating their CFO agendas, providing them with networking forums and timely and relevant thought leadership and points of view on hot topic issues,” added James Babb, partner and CFO program leader at Deloitte, Middle East. “It is a true honor that the market place of regional CFOs have recognized our efforts through this award in helping them become more personally successful as CFOs.”