Deloitte appoints Qassabi as managing partner for Oman
Deloitte has just announced the appointment of Ahmad al Qassabi as managing partner of the firm’s Oman practice, effective June 1, replacing Anis Sadek who retires from the firm on that date.
The Deloitte Oman practice has a long history in the country, serving international and local clients and this appointment of an Omani to lead the Oman practice reflects
Deloitte’s commitment to Oman’s dynamic market and support of the country’s Vision 2040 economic plan set out by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said.
In his current partner role at Deloitte, Qassabi handles key clients in audit, financial advisory and consulting in Oman, and leads the firm’s corporate governance initiatives. He has been pivotal in Deloitte’s Omanisation programme, which focuses on developing the skills and careers of Omani youth to enable them to hold leadership positions in the firm.
“We continue to expand our offerings to the clients and market in Oman,” Omar Fahoum, chief executive officer of Deloitte Middle East said in a press release. “I am pleased that Qassabi brings his deep understanding of his country - Oman’s market and clients to lead Deloitte’s practice in the sultanate as part of the Deloitte ME network in the region.”
Qassabi said, “I am honoured and excited to lead the business in Oman. Deloitte is a great firm and I will be pleased to continue working with our talented professionals in Oman to serve our clients and make an impact that matters.”
Prior to joining Deloitte, Qassabi spent several years at Oman’s Capital Markets Authority (CMA), where he held the position of director general - issues and disclosures. He is a graduate in accounting from Sultan Qaboos University and is a fellow of the UK’s Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA).