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Hisham Farouk

CEO at Grant Thornton UAE
United Arab Emirates
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Hisham Farouk, a dynamic leader with a professional and academic footprint across the Middle East, the United States, and the United Kingdom, has over 18 years of experience in commercial and professional environments. He is known for being the driving force behind many private and public organizations' growth strategies, including leading family members in the UAE for a number of years on their growth and investment needs. Hisham supports many organizations in dispute resolution and has acted as an expert witness in several sizable arbitration cases across industries.

Hisham is recognized as a specialist in the business arena of family-owned businesses, with a related whitepaper publication titled "Leading the future in the Middle East: The evolving role of owner-managed businesses." He is a patron and mentor for dynamic SMEs and entrepreneurial businesses, regularly providing strategic advice to the GCC chapter of the 30% club. Hisham currently mentors a number of startups and works closely with REACH, TechStars, and Endeavour, a global, not-for-profit organization supporting multi-million dollar SMEs.

Hisham's academic qualifications include an MBA in Finance from the American University in London, the PLDA Program for Leadership Development from Harvard Business School, the Oxford Leadership program from the Said Business School, and studies at the American University in Cairo. He currently sits on various boards, including a renowned regional investment firm and is recognized as one of the top three leaders in the accounting profession within MENA.

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