Deloitte appoints Rashid Bashir CEO of Consulting in the Middle East
Rashid Bashir has been appointed the new CEO of the Consulting practice at Deloitte Middle East. He will start his new role on 1 January 2023, succeeding Tim Parr, who is set for retirement.
Mutasem Dajani, CEO of Deloitte Middle East commented, “In the last five years, and under the leadership of Tim Parr, the consulting business has witnessed substantial growth in all areas including talent, client base and offerings. We are now market leaders in digital banking, investing in client centric facilities including a digital studio in Dubai and a digital center in Riyadh.”
“Tim is succeeded by Rashid Bashir who will be leading our consulting practice as it enters a new and ambitious stage of growth. Rashid has played a critical role in delivering our strategy and serving the governments of the region, and I am confident he will bring his vision for the business, understanding of the market and his passion for our people and clients to his new leadership role,” added Dajani.
Rashid will transition from his current role as Chief Strategy Officer and as lead partner for the Government and Public Services practice at Deloitte Middle East.
Commenting on his appointment, Rashid Bashir said, “The creativity and innovation we offer will enable and drive forward the socio-economic transformation happening across the region. We aim to be the advisors of choice in the GCC market, and I am committed to bringing the best of Deloitte to the region.”
“Against a backdrop of constant change – be it climate, technological or economic – governments and the private sector will continue to transform. Our ambition is to become the largest Consulting practice in the region, nurturing the national talent and serving our clients with distinction. My leadership team will include three women partners and 12 different nationalities, championing diversity and inclusion,” added Bashir.
Rashid has been advising national governments in the GCC on socioeconomic transformations and will continue to advise on large-scale government projects across the region. He has substantial experience working on some of the most complex policy issues facing governments, including economic growth, job creation, education, innovation and entrepreneurship.
Rashid holds an MBA in Strategy from Strathclyde Business School in Scotland and a Master of Philosophy in Economics from The University of Glasgow. Before moving to the Middle East 12 years ago, Rashid was a strategy consultant with Deloitte UK.
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