Deloitte Middle East to grow their Financial Crime and Data Analytics team

Appointment of Muzammil Ebrahim as lead Partner

  

Deloitte Middle East’s Financial Advisory practice is pleased to welcome Muzammil Ebrahim, who has joined as Partner to lead the Financial Crime and Data Analytics team.

Muzammil transferred to the Middle East from Deloitte Africa, where he was a Partner leading Financial Crime, Regulatory Analytics and Forensic Transformation. He brings with him experience across a broad range of clients and markets including regulatory, government, technology and corporate sector for clients in Africa, the Middle East and South East Asia.

Across the Middle East, there is growing activity by regulators as well as a continued global emphasis on combatting financial crime and illicit financial flows. Muzammil will drive an integrated approach across his financial crime and analytics portfolio, which will enable Deloitte to extend on its already strong Forensic services by bringing leading edge advisory and “NextGen” solutions into the Financial Crime, Forensic and broader Financial Advisory offerings.

“I’m delighted to welcome Muzammil who brings with him a wealth of experience in helping clients combat money laundering and other illicit financial flows. This is a very complex area and requires deep subject matter expertise and, increasingly, a focus on technology,” said Neil Hargreaves, Partner and Middle East Forensic Leader.

Muzammil commented, “To effectively combat and prevent financial crime, there is an increasing need to focus on analytics and technology powered solutions, to pivot the strategy from one that is reactive, and compliance based, to more proactive and risk management based. We have access to cutting edge technology and a workforce with unique qualifications and experience which will allow us to play a significant role in addressing this key challenge.”

“Augmenting the Data Analytics capabilities in Financial Advisory is an example to Deloitte’s multi-disciplinary approach to analytics. The addition of Muzammil to the team will help Deloitte cement its leading position in Data Analytics in the region, and provide further depth to our wider capabilities” said Rajeev Lalwani, Partner, Regional Consulting Leader for Strategy, Analytics and M&A.

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About Deloitte & Touche (M.E.) LLP:

Deloitte & Touche (M.E.) LLP (DME) is the affiliate for the territories of the Middle East and Cyprus of Deloitte NSE LLP (“NSE”), a UK limited liability partnership and member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, a UK private company limited by guarantee (“DTTL”).

DME is a leader in professional services with uninterrupted presence in the Middle East since 1926 with 26 offices in 14 countries and around 5,000 partners, directors and staff. DME’s presence in the Middle East and Cyprus is established through its affiliated independent legal entities, which are licensed to operate and to provide services under the applicable laws and regulations of the relevant country. DME’s affiliates and related entities cannot oblige each other and/or DME, and when providing services, each affiliate and related entity engages directly and independently with its own clients and shall only be liable for its own acts or omissions and not those of any other affiliate.

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