PwC adds 92 new partners to its offices in the Middle East

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Global accounting and consulting firm PwC has kicked off its new financial year with 92 new partners.

The firm has added partners across its lines of service – Assurance, Consulting, Deals, Tax and Legal Services – and across most of its 30 offices in the Middle East. 

Hani Ashkar, Senior Partner at PwC Middle East, said the large new partner crop (up significantly from the 35 in the pre-pandemic era) is testament to the firm’s growth over the past twelve months and comes in anticipation of continued high client demand for its services.

PwC adds 92 new partners to its offices in the Middle East

“The admission of our 92 new partners reflects the company’s commitment to the region. As we continue to grow, our partners will play an important role in delivering exceptional service and value to our clients throughout the Middle East.”

Ashkar added that he is proud of the diversity of the new partner class, both in terms of expertise as well as industry background. The partners work across different industries, including public sector, financial services, telecom and entertainment, and focus on domains such as assurance, mergers & acquisitions, finance, technology, tax, and strategy.

That latter area of expertise is led by Strategy&, PwC’s subsidiary dedicated to strategic consulting services. Formerly known as Booz & Company, Strategy& houses around one tenth of PwC’s 11,000 headcount in the Middle East.

Established in the Middle East for 40 years, PwC is the largest of the so-called Big Four firms in the region. Rival EY has around 9,000 employees, Deloitte employs over 7,000 staff, while KPMG is estimated to have 8,000 people.