Partner, Transformation Advisory | Grant Thornton UAE
George is a Partner for Operational Advisory at Grant Thornton UAE. He has over 18 years of professional experience within advisory gained across projects in the United States, Europe and the Middle East. He has worked previously for Ernst & Young, PwC, Arthur Andersen and Kraft. He has extensive experience in Corporate Governance, Risk Management and Internal Audit. He has serviced the financial services industry, including banks, regulators, private equity and insurance companies, in addition to clients in the real estate, telecom and oil & gas sectors.
George led the risk transformation governance of a major Islamic bank with over 40 projects and managed several Internal Controls Review engagements for major financial institutions including insurance companies. He has also managed the implementation set-up and training for corporate governance at major banking clients and investment company association, in addition to internal audit management systems implementation and trainings across various industries and clients. Moreover, he has performed the review and update of insurance company organizational structure. Given his extensive experience in the financial services industry, he can bring value to the company by improving performance, enhancing efficiency, helping in growth and expansion, and maximizing profits.
Throughout his career, George has helped clients develop their policies, procedures, delegation-of-authority matrices and organizational structures, including operating models and governance frameworks. In addition, he has performed finance benchmarking and improvement solutions, feasibility studies, stakeholder management, corporate governance, and risk management across industries and clients.