Judging Panel
  • Ahmad Darwish
    Ahmad is a board member and secretary general of the UAE’s Accountants and Auditor’s Association (AAA), an organization tasked with the promotion and development of the accounting profession in the country.
  • David Thomasson
    David is the founder and MD of Phoenix Financial Training. He is a fellow of CIMA and works in the accountancy industry for many years before into training in the 1990s.
  • Fintan Somers
    Fintan specializes in businesses that require CFO leadership to deliver challenging business change and performance improvement programmes. He has led a variety of projects including strategy development, finance function transformation, business repositioning, and debt and equity financing.
  • Geetu Ahuja
    Geetu is the head of GCC for the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). Responsible for developing the growth of operations and positioning the global brand of CIMA across the GCC region, Ahuja establishes strategic partnerships with global and regional entities.
  • Lindsay Degouve de Nunccques
    Lindsay is the UAE head of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Her role entails spearheading discussions with regulators, business leaders and important stakeholders to strengthen the ACCA’s network and profile in the region.
  • Tamer Bazzari
    Tamer is a board member of CFA Emirates, which currently has 550 members. He is currently the member of the board of directors of ENBD Capital (Saudi Arabia) and a member of the investment committee of Middle East Venture Partners. He is also a member of the NASDAQ Dubai advisory board.

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