Deloitte Appoints Andrew Pimlott as Partner and Promotes Two New Partners in Its Expanding Financial Advisory Business in the Middle East
Deloitte has appointed Andrew Pimlott as Partner to lead its Forensic Technology practice, and promoted two new partners in a further expansion of its Financial Advisory business in the Middle East. Joining the partnership are Scott Whalan and Azhar Hussain. Scott is a Valuations and Modelling Services specialist, based in Dubai and Azhar, a Transactions Services specialist based in Riyadh.
Andrew joins Deloitte as partner, specializing in eDiscovery, cyber-crime and data analytics. He has led many data driven investigations including fraud investigations, sanctions, anti-money laundering and dispute work, in over ten jurisdictions including the US, Africa, the Middle East and Europe.
Based in the Dubai office, Andrew will be responsible for leading the Forensic Technology practice in Financial Advisory across the Middle East. The team of highly qualified and experienced specialists, includes EnCase Certified Examiners, Brainspace Certified Users and Relativity Certified Administrators including a Relativity Master. Relativity is an industry standard eDiscovery global data discovery platform used by organizations in litigation, regulatory inquiries, internal investigations and information governance.
Commenting on the appointment, Neil Hargreaves, Middle East Forensic leader said: “I am delighted to welcome Andrew to Deloitte as head of the regional Forensic Technology practice. Andrew brings a wealth of experience that will not only benefit the rest of the team but also our clients across the Middle East.”
Andrew Pimlott, commented on his appointment “I am honored to be leading the regional Forensic technology team in Financial Advisory, which has a market leading reputation in the region and help to contribute to future success.”
Wayne Thomas, Managing Partner for Financial Advisory said ‘We are continuing to invest in our Financial Advisory business in the Middle East, and it is excellent to have someone of Andrew’s calibre join the firm. In addition to welcoming Andrew, we are delighted to have promoted Scott Whalan and Azhar Hussain into the partnership as well. The appointments reflect our commitment to recognising excellence and developing leaders, but also to attract the very best talent from the market place, to provide the very best service to our clients, as well as demonstrate our commitment to the region.’
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (also branded as "Deloitte") is the largest private professional services organization in the world. According to the organization's website as of 2010, Deloitte has approximately 170,000 staff at work in more than 150 countries, delivering audit, tax, consulting, enterprise risk, and financial advisory services through its member firms.
With 85 years of uninterrupted presence in the Middle East, Deloitte has played a vital role in the growth of the region to date. Deloitte has identified the Middle East as a priority market that represents superior growth opportunities. As such, its firms, operating in 15 countries and employing more than 2,400 professionals, have been targeted for major investment.
Deloitte's operations in the Middle East are accompanied by a focused strategy of expansion in key business areas and a continued emphasis on recruiting and retaining the most talented professionals from the region and other countries to serve Middle East companies. The figures already speak for themselves with impressive revenue growth of over 25% for the past three consecutive years, and a headcount that has increased by 50 percent.
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