Grant Thornton Middle East Advisory Services launches operations

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Grant Thornton, a leading business and financial advisory firm, announced today the launch of the Grant Thornton Middle East Advisory Services practice. Based in the Dubai International Financial Centre, this joint venture, supported by Grant Thornton member firms in the Middle East and the United Kingdom, will coordinate and develop the firm’s advisory services throughout the region.

Although newly formed, Grant Thornton Middle East Advisory Services is already opening up new opportunities for the firm and its clients in the regional marketplace. It is anticipated that this new venture will act as a model for similar Grant Thornton activities in other areas around the world.

“We believe that Dubai provides an ideal gateway for the Middle East Advisory Services practice, enabling us to meet our client’s requirements of a seamless service across the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA),” said David Fisher, Chief Executive Officer, Grant Thornton Middle East Advisory Services.

“The new advisory services practice is a key part of Grant Thornton’s global strategy recognizing the need to enhance our advisory service offering in key emerging regions around the world,” said Nigel Ruddock, Global Leader, Advisory Services, Grant Thornton International. “Today’s announcement underscores our commitment to meeting those diverse needs through truly integrated solutions.”

“Being part of the joint venture will enable us to offer a greater breadth and depth of services to the UAE business community in its dealings across the MENA region,” said Farouk Mohamed, Managing Partner, Grant Thornton UAE and Chairman of the new joint venture.

Grant Thornton provides assurance, tax and specialist business advice. The firm’s clients can access the knowledge and experience of more than 2,400 partners in over 100 countries worldwide.

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