PwC appoints lead Middle East tax and legal services

Mohammed joined PwC Jeddah in 2009 as a partner, having lived and worked in the Kingdom for more than 30 years

  

PwC has appointed Mohammed Yaghmour to be its Middle East Tax and Legal Services Leader from 1 July 2021. Mohammed has led PwC’s Saudi Arabia Tax and Legal practice for the last 12 years, as well as leading the Tax and Legal Clients & Markets strategy since 2019.

Mohammed joined PwC Jeddah in 2009 as a partner, having lived and worked in the Kingdom for more than 30 years. Mohammed has worked across income tax and Zakat affairs with the Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority (ZATCA) and has a wealth of experience in dealing with the tax authorities to support clients in reaching resolutions on complex and challenging matters. His client industry and sector experience includes oil and gas, financial services, real estate, banking, private equity, trading and retail, transportation, manufacturing, investment and services industries.

“I am delighted to welcome Mohammed to PwC Middle East’s Leadership Team, to head up our Tax and Legal Services practice. His experience in leading our Saudi Tax and Legal practice and working with clients to solve their most complex strategic challenges will play a key factor in enabling us to deliver the support and guidance to our clients, as the region continues to transform,” said Hani Ashkar, Middle East Senior Partner.

Commenting on his new role, Mohammed said: “I am thrilled to begin this new role as the Middle East Tax & Legal Services Leader, having successfully led and significantly grown our KSA Tax practice since 2009.”

He added: “Given the massive and fast transformations in the tax and regulatory landscape, I am incredibly excited to lead our highly talented team to be the most trusted Tax and Legal advisors in the region to deliver sustained outcomes and utilising the most innovative technologies -  with our clients at the heart of everything we do. I look forward to cementing our position at the centre of driving fiscal transformation and reform in the region.” 

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Mohammed Yaghmour bio:

Mohammed Yaghmour leads the PwC Middle East Tax and Legal Services (TLS) practice, consisting of around 800 professionals covering 12 countries across the region. As TLS leader, he’s responsible for supporting the region’s organisations as they navigate a fast-changing tax and legal landscape, and works closely with senior tax decision makers to understand their strategic priorities and tackle their biggest challenges as they create future-ready tax functions.

Mohammed has more than 30 years of professional experience in the Middle East and was the previous leader of PwC’s TLS practise in Saudi Arabia and Egypt. With that, he brings with him a wealth of experience, having worked with a high profile client portfolio, dealing with the tax authorities and supporting clients in reaching resolutions on complex and challenging matters.

His diverse and extensive industry experience includes consumer markets, education, energy, utilities & resources, financial services, government & public services, industrial manufacturing, transport & logistics, health industries and real estate.

Mohammed holds a B.A. in Accounting from King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He is also a Certified Public Accountant (USA), and a member of the Arab Society of Certified Accountants (“ASCA”) and the Jordanian Association of Certified Public Accountants (“JACPA”).

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