Senior Advisor Tarek Kassem joins FRA to support on expansion of global presence and its advisory offering
We are delighted to announce that Tarek Kassem has joined FRA as Senior Advisor to support the expansion of our global presence, particularly in the Middle East.
With his wealth of experience in investment banking, capital markets, and private equity, Tarek is a leading and prominent advisor to global corporations and governments facing complex challenges such as BP, ADNOC, Qatar Petroleum, Government of Jordan, BAE Systems and State of Qatar.
Tarek will support FRA as it continues to develop its advisory practice to meet the needs of organisations facing the growing challenge of an increasingly complex regulatory, disputes and compliance landscape. FRA’s Middle East office, opened earlier this year in Dubai’s International Financial Centre (DIFC), and has invested in a market-leading team to further its position as a global leader in the forensics and advisory market in the world’s top hubs for financial regulation and compliance.
Stuart Ells, CEO of Forensic Risk Alliance says: “Tarek will be instrumental in helping to take our business to the next stage of international growth. His unique knowledge of the Middle East and successful track record of working on cross-border projects will help differentiate us as the ‘go-to-choice’ for forensics and advisory services across the region.”
Tarek Kassem adds: “I am looking forward to helping FRA on the next stage of its growth journey. With the market ripe for high-value litigation, complex cross-border disputes, financial crime prevention and compliance advisory work, there is no better time than now to build a strong, local footprint.”
Tarek’s career has included positions as CEO of Arab Morgan Grenfell, Arab Bank Investment Company, RiverRock Strategic Capital. In addition, Tarek has held Senior Advisory Roles with Morgan Grenfell, Deutsche Bank, ABN, RBS and Nomura Securities including a role as Associate Partner with Stanhope Capital.