Photographic portrait of Abdulaziz Al-Sowailim
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Abdulaziz Al-Sowailim

EY MENA Chairman and CEO

Passionate about innovation, digital transformation and diversity and inclusiveness. Father.

Areas of focus Purpose Innovation Digital
Office Riyadh, SA

Abdulaziz Al-Sowailim is the EY MENA Chairman and CEO. He leads the EY MENA management team, where he has been a member for the past 12 years, and is actively involved in all aspects of the organization’s operations throughout the region.  

Al-Sowailim is a member of the Board of Management of EY’s Europe, Middle East, India and Africa area (EMEIA), which is EY’s largest geographic area worldwide.  

After graduating from King Saud University in 1987, Al-Sowailim joined EY’s Riyadh office. 

Prior to becoming chairman, Al-Sowailim was the KSA Office Managing Partner of the Saudi practice which includes Riyadh, Jeddah and Al Khobar.

How Abdulaziz is building a better working world 

“I’m passionate about community training activities directed towards the enhancement of business skills for young Saudi nationals joining the workplace. I’ve lectured on accounting and auditing subjects at several universities across the region because I believe it’s crucial to share my experience with future generations.”

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