PwC expands Bahrain operation
Manama, October 11, 2010
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has expanded its Bahrain operation with the appointment of a country senior partner and two additional partners.
The new partners will work closely with the existing PwC network, both locally and globally, to support the firm's growth across the kingdom and the region.
Regional head of financial services Graham Hayward has been relocated to Bahrain to drive PwC's business in the country.
Ebrahim Karolia will lead PwC's Bahrain international tax practice and play a key role in developing PwC's profile in the Islamic finance sector.
Zaid Ghoul joins PwC's deals team and will work closely with other partners to develop the practice, both locally and across the region.
'We deliver value to our clients through the expertise of our people and PwC's global network,' said Middle East managing partner Warwick Hunt.
'I'm delighted that our Middle East firm continues to attract top talent.
'The sector expertise and contacts our new partners bring to the regional firm will ensure that we continue to be able to offer services tailored to the specific needs of each of our clients.
'Having been in the region for more than 30 years, PwC has a deep understanding of the complex issues related to regulation, corporate structure and local culture.
'Our people come from diverse backgrounds and their global experience helps them add tremendous value to clients.'
'Bahrain has long been a strategic financial hub for the region and a key focus for Islamic finance,' said Hayward.
'The new appointments will allow the firm to have senior advisers on the ground to support clients and enable us to better leverage our extensive global Islamic network, situated in key pockets around the world.'-TradeArabia News Service