Abdulaziz Al-Sowailim Chairman of Ernst & Young MENA
Abdulaziz Al-Sowailim has been announced as Chairman and CEO of Ernst & Young Middle East and North Africa with immediate effect.
Abdulaziz has been with Ernst & Young for over 22 uninterrupted years. He has contributed significantly to the organization and will consolidate its status as the largest professional services firm in the region. He leads ambitious growth plans for over 4,200 of Ernst & Young's people across 20 offices in 15 countries in the Middle East and North Africa.
Commenting on the road ahead, Abdulaziz says: "The global economy underwent many fundamental changes, with the markets going through some very painful correction phases. Now is the phase of untapped opportunities. Only those willing to think ahead and differently will be in a position to survive, grow and succeed."
"At Ernst & Young, our success depends upon the character of our men and women and their abilities to embrace this new reality. I am honored to have been chosen for this role and confident that with the active collaboration of our people, we are already on the path to growth," he concludes.