EY appoints Khurram Mian to lead the MENA Assurance practice

Dubai, 23 July 2018

  • Share
  • Digital technologies in audit to improve financial transparency and enrich boardroom discussions
  • EY scales use of data analytics and robotics in the audit process
  • EY wins the Emirates Securities & Commodities Authority Financial Markets Innovation Award
  • EY Financial Accounting Advisory Services to support CFO agendas and the transformation of accounting trends across the region

Khurram Mian was appointed Assurance Leader across the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region, leading a team of over 2,400 assurance professionals across 13 countries and 17 offices in the three practices of: Audit, Financial Accounting Advisory Services (FAAS) and Forensic & Integrity Services.

Commenting on the appointment, Abdulaziz Al Sowailim, MENA Chairman and CEO, EY, says:
“As organizations evolve into data-driven digital enterprises, we too are embracing innovation and integrating technology into our audit practice to respond to the evolving needs of business, regulators and investors. Khurram’s experience across our key markets, client service acumen and passion for quality and innovation will be critical to realize our strategic growth objectives and maintain our leadership in the MENA region.”

Khurram has over 20 years of experience at EY, leading many of the largest banking and family business accounts of EY. Most recently, since 2015, he served as the COO of the MENA Assurance practice. Prior to that, he held the role of Assurance Leader in EY Jeddah and Dubai consecutively, from 2009-2015.

Khurram Mian, MENA Assurance Leader, EY, says:
“I am extremely excited and proud to be leading assurance services during a time when innovation and technologies are disrupting conventional professions and creating new challenges for both businesses and their auditors. Maintaining our leadership in MENA in Audit requires relentless focus on the quality of our services whilst closely monitoring the needs of regulators, investors and the financial markets. For non-audit services it is critical that we identify solutions and service offerings to support the business agenda of our clients in this transformative age.”

EY was recently awarded the Financial Markets Innovation Award by the Emirates Securities & Commodities Authority (SCA) for its proprietary audit technologies and innovation in audit.

“We are very proud of being recognized by the UAE market regulator, which emphasizes our commitment to make additional contributions to enhance trust in the financial markets and consolidate the quality of our services through innovation and digital transformation,” concludes Khurram.

- Ends -

About EY
EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

EY refers to the global organization, and may refer to one or more, of the member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young Global Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, does not provide services to clients. For more information about our organization, please visit ey.com.


The MENA practice of EY has been operating in the region since 1923. For more than 90 years, we have grown to more than 6,000 people united across 20 offices and 15 countries, sharing the same values and an unwavering commitment to quality. As an organization, we continue to develop outstanding leaders who deliver exceptional services to our clients and who contribute to our communities. We are proud of our accomplishments over the years, reaffirming our position as the largest and most established professional services organization in the region.

© 2018 EYGM Limited.
All Rights Reserved.

This material has been prepared for general informational purposes only and is not intended to be relied upon as accounting, tax, or other professional advice. Please refer to your advisors for specific advice.