Raed Hafez Managing Director Growth Advisor, Innovation Coach, Commercial Leader Raed Hafez Managing Director Raed brings over 20 years’ of diverse experience in international business and a wealthy network of business partners. He has gained extensive hands-on practice in the commercial world, in particular during times of economic uncertainty and financial downturn. The skills he has developed during his career to date, have armed him with the insight and know-how to thrive in many challenging industries and domains Professional and industry experience Raed is currently the Managing Partner for Nuummite Ventures LTD, an alternative investment and consulting firm that provides both capital and expertise to targeted clients. Raed was formerly the Managing Director for Motorola Mobility for the Middle East & Africa region managing a $US250m business. During his time with Motorola, he was responsible for global projects in the mobile communication, telecom, defense, consumer electronics and enterprise productivity software sectors. His customer list included the largest multi-national telecom operators, US and foreign government agencies, PC and electronics manufacturers, and the largest electronics retailers and distributors. Raed was a key member of a team launching a new business unit, created and launched within a startup environment, focusing on PC modules and wireless communications. Raed has expertise in franchising, F&B, and retail management. He took over the franchise of a world-renowned coffee shop brand and transformed the business from a run-down loss-making venture to a highly profitable one. He’s exposed to several industries and government customers throughout his years of experience. His customers include the US Government, UK Customs, Large International Telecom Operators, and several Middle East & Africa based industrials. Haytham Bata Partner VAT Strategy & Implementation, Business Transformation Haytham Bata Partner Haytham’s leadership skills enabled him to be the member of executive management team for the past 10+ years. He managed different functions in his career, Finance, Sales, Business Consulting, ERP implementations and Audit. This has given him the exposure to different industries and also different functions within the same organization. Professional and industry experience Haytham is currently a founding partner of a fast growing food and beverage company Haytham was the Motorola Mobility Country Manager in Saudi Arabia. He led the go to market team in Saudi Arabia and rebuilt its distribution channels to adapt to the fast changing landscape of mobile devices in the kingdom. He led the Direct and Indirect sales in Zain Jordan in addition to Corporate sales. During his tenor as Sales Director he lead the team to the successful launch of retail franchise, electronic top up, logistics restructuring and distribution turnaround with growth of Postpaid and Corporate base in addition to recapturing the prepaid market share. He headed the accounting department in Zain Jordan and transformed the department to a world class finance function and sponsored an internal implementation of Oracle. He managed the accounting department in Jordan Telecom in addition to audit teams in Arthur Andersen where he started his accounting career. Prior to Zain, he excelled the Epicor-Scala Business Solutions teams in the region in his capacity as Business Solutions Manager and developed the partners teams in Egypt, Morocco and Saudi Arabia to land among the best service providers in the world for Scala. Previously Haytham assumed several management roles in the telecommunications, finance and ERP implementation industries including senior auditor in Arthur Andersen, accounts manager in Jordan telecom and Business Solutions Manager in Scala (Epicor). Bashar Hafez Partner Marketing Optimization, Customer Engagement, BI Bashar Hafez Partner Bashar has amassed over 14 years’ experience across a variety of sectors including IT, retail, real estate and transportation and brings an exceptionally strong operational perspective focusing on corporate turnaround and growth. Professional and industry experience Bashar was formerly the Senior Portfolio Manager for Motorola Mobility for the Middle East & Africa, where he was responsible for managing the life cycle of products. Throughout his career with Motorola, he was responsible for global businesses in the mobile communication and telecom sectors. He played a pivotal role in extensive projects from the initial product definition and requirement phases to completion. Bashar has been responsible for working with global teams in the delivery of multi-national projects in China, India, Europe, the US and Latin America. Essential to success in his time with Motorola was the delivery of clear, concise and timely communication regarding the development and capabilities of new products and the associated trade-offs involved. Working closely with partners has been an essential pre-requisite to Bashar’s career to date and this he has achieved with resounding success. His customer list has included the largest multinational telecom operators, US and foreign government agencies, PC and electronics manufacturers and the largest electronics retailers and distributors. Bashar is no stranger to entrepreneurship having purchased a transportation company in the early 1990’s to pay his college tuition fees. Within three years, he sold the company at 60% cash on cash profit. Bashar also started a successful real estate investment portfolio between 2006 and 2010 and a successful ecommerce retail store between 2009 and 2012. Abdul Mohsen Saif Al Farraj Partner Tax Advisory, Audit and Finance, Accounting Abdul Mohsen Saif Al Farraj Partner Mr. Abdul Mohsen is also the Managing Partner of Al Rikaz Tax Advisory, our own partners for Tax Advisory in the GCC. Abdul Mohsen has over 21 years of experience in the field of audit and tax advisory services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; he has spent 11 years with Arthur Anderson, 2 years with Ernst and Young and 8 years as managing partner at AL RIKAZ. His combined experience working in a variety of industries and on a wide spectrum of projects enable him to manage and lead any project with top quality and efficiency. Professional and industry experience Abdul Mohsen’s experience gained him an extensive knowledge in the field of audit services for banks, retail, real estate, industrial and services companies. He has a deep knowledge in Zakat and TAX services. He led teams and represented his clients in front of different tax juristic bodies, including tax and Zakat review and objection committees in KSA. Represented clients in front of Ministry of Finance tax appeal committees and Diwan AlMathalem. Tarik Marzokah Project Manager Brand and Trade Marketing, Operations & Project Management Tarik Marzokah Project Manager Tarik has over 10 years of experience in project & event management, brand, trade and digital marketing. From managing a startup, to mid-size and established global organizations, Tarik has led marketing teams to plan, develop, and execute strategies of all sizes in the consumer goods and IT industries. Professional and industry experience Tarik was the former UAE Marketing Manager at Wiko Mobiles, responsible for planning and executing all marketing activities across the UAE. He was also part of the founding team for juuduu.com, an E-commerce platform, associated with Non-profit organizations in the region. Tarik was responsible for setting up all aspects of the business from locking down an office space all the way through to after sales customer service. With previous experience at Motorola Mobility, he oversaw the implementation of the marketing activities in the Middle East & Africa region and headed the execution of the short and long term growth plans succeeding the global strategy of the brand. Prior to telecom, Tarik was involved in the events management industry as a Project Manager for corporate events at various scales. From grand opening ceremonies, product launches, active regional road shows, to entertaining gala dinners, and simple conferences for multinational corporations and government sectors. Jumana Abu-Hassan Analyst Operations Strategy, Process Improvement, Business Strategy Jumana Abu-Hassan Analyst Jumana is a Nuummite Consulting Analyst.. Throughout her years at University and after graduating, Jumana has worked in a variety of industries including telecommunications, health care, postal services and manufacturing. Her strong research, analytical skills and her exposure to various industries working in different environments give her the ability to handle any challenges and new ventures that come her way. Professional and industry experience As part of Nuummite Consulting, Jumana works on a variety of projects covering different areas of businesses and in different industries. She worked on developing feasibility studies, market entry studies and business plans for clients across the region. Jumana has also worked on growth strategy projects, developing strategic objectives with actionable tasks. She also works on developing standard policies and procedures for clients in industries including manufacturing, food and beverage, insurance and others. Prior to joining Nuummite, Jumana worked for Canada Post as an Industrial Engineer throughout their transition from a manual mail processing plant to a fully automated one and was a staple at implementing the transformation and overseeing the transition. During her Education at Dalhousie University; she completed the co-operative program by working at Composites Atlantic, Ultra Electronics and Zain Jo. Working in different industries has provided her with various skills that will be helpful in approaching and working with other industries. Ammar Shammout Consultant Supply chain management, Marketing and business strategies Ammar Shammout Consultant Ammar has over 20 years’ experience across a variety of sectors including telecommunication, logistics and insurance. His extensive experiences gained him a thorough knowledge in the fields of marketing and business strategy. Professional and industry experience Ammar is the deputy chairman of Board of directors for Jordan Data Services Company, Future Universities Network Company, and a Member of Board of Directors for Pella Telecom Company. He plays a central role in providing Commercial advisory to CEO and colleagues of higher management, direct supervision of Business development, Business Excellence, Project Management, Fraud & Revenue Assurance. Ammar lead various managerial roles at Zain Jo including Director of Business Development & Wholesale, Director of Corporate Support & Procurement, Procurement & Logistics Manager where he had an integral role in developing these departments, setting objectives and achieving them. Ammar’s work at Aramex as a Country Manager and International Marketing and Sales Manager has given him experience in logistics, marketing and management where he managed the Establishment and development of new setups in Tripoli and Benghazi, set operational procedures and systems, recruiting and training, strategic planning and budgeting, managing, directing and monitoring daily activities, and managing marketing and sales. Ammar also worked in the oil and gas industry with Schlumberger as a Procurement & Logistics Manager. He managed all aspects of the Procurement & Logistics team, Including supervision of sourcing, supply chain and logistics, operations management and management of group personnel. Mohamad Abdallah Digital Marketing Executive Marketing Strategy, Social Marketing and Content Creation Mohamad Abdallah Digital Marketing Executive Mohamad is a Digital Marketing Executive at Nuummite Consulting. Throughout his years prior to joining Nuummite Consulting, he has worked on multiple projects in various industries ranging from retail to media. Personally, Mohamad is passionate about technological and digital innovations, which prompted him to start his own tech news blog. Professional and industry experience As part of Nuummite Consulting, Mohamad works on content creation and marketing. He also conducts marketing evaluations and marketing plans for Nuummite’s clients. Prior to joining Nuummite Consulting, Mohamad worked in the media industry, where his duties included identifying market trends and marketing content to the media industry in the MENA region. His experience also included preparing and executing marketing strategies for a FVOD (free video-on-demand) platform that launched in the MENA region. Mohamad also managed multiple social media accounts for various industries ranging from retail to media. Hesham M. Hallouda Principal Consultant Certified Information Systems Auditor, CA, CGEIT Hesham M. Hallouda Principal Consultant Hesham has over 34 years of experience in governance, risk management, and internal control with leading international organizations. He possesses proven strengths in organizational and team leadership; managing and motivating a diverse workforce and outstanding oral and written communication skills in English and Arabic. He is also a certified Accountant, Certified Information Systems Auditor and Certified Information Technology Governance Professional. For the last 2 years, Hesham has been working as an executive consulting to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and the Housing Bank for Trade and Finance (Jordan). Hesham spent more than 24 years with the World Bank (WBG) and for more than 12 years as a manager in the Internal Audit function with responsibilities that includes: Developing and implementing innovative approaches in building a best-in-class internal audit function. Strengthening strategic outreach and client relationship activities of Internal Audit, by proactively engaging with key stakeholders at the senior level, across World Bank Group; representing Internal Audit in internal and external forums. Providing strategic leadership in the implementation of Internal Audit’s risk-based work program by focusing on risk coverage, quality and operational impact, efficiency and productivity. Setting priorities and making resource allocation choices/trade-offs across Internal Audit in line with institutional priorities with a view to maximizing the impact of Internal Audit. Streamlining audit delivery by developing quarterly operational targets and related KPIs for effective performance monitoring and continuous improvement. Overseeing the quality of Internal Audit’s reports, with a view to significantly increasing the strategic relevance and impact of those reports, as well as driving consistency in the quality of reports across teams. Playing a lead role in formulating the key messages and broader risk and control themes in the preparation of Internal Audit’s annual report. Promoting the consistent application of Internal Audit’s quality assurance standards across the delivery portfolio. Interacting closely with the audit teams in supporting the integration of data analytics capabilities into relevant internal audits for maximizing client impact and results. Recruit, coach, and appraise team members and manage co-source relationships with third party audit firms. Prior to the World Bank, he spent 6 years with the audit firm Arthur Andersen. Hesham has served as a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, International Advanced Technology Committee. Identifying, researching, and assisting in the development of strategies and implementation of programs to provide information technology guidance to the internal auditing profession. Ahmad Jleilati VAT Expert Internal Audit, Tax Advisory, Technology and Communication Ahmad Jleilati VAT Expert Ahmad brings over 18 years of experience in the fields of Tax, Finance, Accounting, Budgeting, Audit and Compliance, ERP implementations, IT and Communications, Airports and Airlines and related Business Consulting. He played an active role in the advancement of Jordan’s Air Transportation, IT, and Communications sectors. He brings significant diversified international experience as he works with major companies and entrepreneurs in Jordan and worldwide. His leadership skills enabled him to be a member of executive management team for the past 10+ years with proper leadership performance in the start-up efforts which gave him the exposure to different businesses/industries and functions within the same organization. Professional and industry experience Ahmad is currently an Executive Director – Financial and VAT advisory. He has hands on experiences in managing the tax returns process from book keeping to reviews with tax authorities. He was exposed to different cases of Sales tax, VAT systems and different legislations. He has successfully led negotiations with leading local and intl. banks, governmental authorities, lenders, insurers, airlines, airports, Customs, Tax Dept. and suppliers and as such he has very strong personal relationships with many of the CEOs, COOs and other decision makers. In mid-2010, Ahmad served as the FC/Acting CFO of Airport International Group “AIG” in Jordan, where he mainly analyzed the project data, monitored budgets, set manuals/PandP/controls, enhanced staff productivity, quality internal and external to many local, regional and intl. parties. This happened at the time of significant VAT tax regulations impacted the project registration, filing and tax status. To proceed in 2017, he served the Compliance Director, where he developed Compliance programs to be compliant with all parties’ agreements, regulations or laws, implement tax, financial, regulatory activities and risk assessments, reported violations to BoD and Relevant CMTs with recommendations and needed actions. As such allowed him to gain this diverse experience and deep knowledge in Finance and Tax laws. In 2008, he served the Financial Analyst and Reporting Manager of “AIG” in Jordan, the main PPP “Public-Private Partnership” Project of a 25-year Concession Agreement. Such huge investment with a $1.3 Billion deal for a piece of the art Terminal; where he handled mainly restructuring, implemented systems and set PandP. Also, he occupied the position of Budgeting Process Project Manager for a project-based period. Moving forward, he served Accounting and Reporting Manager where he handled all GL Accounting functions, modules and ERP system modifications, developed divisional reports and improved reporting to all parties. Ahmad started his career path in 2000 when he joined TAGI-Auditing Dept. After which, he joined Orange Finance Dept. and witnessed Transformation Process under Orange (Member of France Telecom) including org. structure, PandP, financial analysis, reporting standards and ERP implementation Champion. Then to occupy the position of Head of Finance and lead Orange’s Subsidiary in Bahrain “Lightspeed Communication”. He has experience in improving the accounting cycle and financial reporting to be aligned with IFRS and tax laws. His previous experiences, coupled with the workshops he attended provided him with deep and thorough knowledge in the field of VAT, Tax industry and Finance which make him capable to serve and deal with any company and/or industry to improve their operations, outputs, and propose solutions from VAT perspective. Shadi Al-Nassar VAT Expert Senior Tax Auditor, Tax Advisory Finance and Accounting Shadi Al-Nassar VAT Expert Shadi is a Certified Public Accountant (JCPA), Jordan and has over 18 years of experience in the fields of Finance and Tax, where he worked in different Companies in Jordan. He is an expert in VAT and Indirect Tax. He has over 5 years of experience in Accounting and Finance, and has over 12 years of experience in Income Tax and VAT Department in Jordan managing VIP clients and Tax Payers from different sectors including Commercial, Industrial, Insurance and others. Professional and industry experience Shadi was handling Finance and Accounting for a Trading Company in Jordan where he managed Accounting Transactions, Reconciliations, Reporting, Coaching and filing tax returns which allowed him to gain such diverse experience. He has been a Senior Tax Auditor at the Jordanian Ministry of Finance (Tax Authority) and worked with Income and Sales Tax Department managing VIP clients and Tax Payers in Jordan and he was responsible for reviewing VAT returns and excise tax returns and was involved in studying the status of Taxpayers to be compliant with VAT regulations where he obtained deep knowledge in Tax Laws. Shadi held other positions in Accounting, Auditor and he is a Member of the Jordanian Association of Certified Public Accountants (JACPA). His previous experiences, coupled with the workshops he attended provided him with deep and thorough knowledge in the field of VAT, Tax industry and Finance which make him capable to serve and deal with any company and/or industry to improve their operations and outputs and propose solutions from VAT perspective. Amer Shatnawi VAT Expert Senior Tax Auditor, VAT Training Tax Advisory Amer Shatnawi VAT Expert Amer is a professional trainer and has over 15 years of experience in the fields of Finance and Tax, he worked in different Companies in Jordan. He is an expert in the VAT and Indirect Tax. He worked for over 4 years in Accounting and Finance, and has over 11 years of experience in Income Tax and VAT Department managing VIP clients and Tax Payers from different sectors including Commercial, Industrial, Contracting and others. Professional and industry experience Amer was the Chief Accountant of a leading Company in Jordan for Intellectual Property Rights, to move in his career path to another leading Trading and Contracting Company in Jordan in which he served as their Chief Accountant as well. He was mainly handling daily Accounting transactions, Reconciliations, Reporting, Financial Statements’ Analysis, Coaching and filing tax returns which allowed him to gain this diverse experience. He has been a Senior Tax Auditor and Technical Advisor at the Income and Sales Tax Department in Jordan within Directorate of Industrial Activities and then moved to Directorate Internal Audit. During which he was handling files of all types of clients and Tax Payers in terms of reviewing the compliance to related tax procedures and regulations, auditing financial statements from accounting and tax perspectives, studying Assets and movement and costing of Inventory, checking VAT returns and excise tax returns and rectifying tax errors where he obtained deep knowledge in Tax Laws. Amer participated as an instructor at the Income and Sales Tax Department in Jordan in the subjects of Income Tax, VAT and Tax Accounting. Amer participated as a certified instructor at the in Jordanian Accountants Association in the subjects of Income Tax, VAT, Cost Accounting, Financial Accounting and coach fresh graduated accountants to qualify them to work in the market. He held other positions related to Accounting and Finance fields. His previous experiences, coupled with the workshops he attended provided him with deep and thorough knowledge in the field of VAT, Tax industry and Finance which make him capable to serve and deal with any company and/or industry to improve their operations and outputs and propose solutions from VAT perspective. Hasan Al-Abbadi VAT Expert Finance and Accounting, Senior Tax Auditor, Tax Advisory Hasan Al-Abbadi VAT Expert Hasan has a double major in accounting and law in addition to over 14 years of experience in the fields of Finance and Tax, he worked in different Companies in Jordan. He is an expert in the VAT and Indirect Tax. He worked for over 4 years in Accounting and Finance, and has over 10 years of experience in Income Tax and VAT Department managing VIP clients and Tax Payers from different sectors including Commercial, Industrial, Banking, Insurance and others. Professional and industry experience Hasan started as an Accountant at a leading Auditing Company in Jordan, to move in his career path to a Currency Exchange Trading Company in Jordan in which he served as their Chief Accountant. He was mainly handling daily Accounting transactions, Reconciliations, Reporting, Financial Statements’ Analysis and filing tax returns which allowed him to gain diverse experience. Hasan has been a Senior Tax Auditor at the Income and Sales Tax Department in Jordan and was handling VIP clients and Tax Payers and he was responsible of reviewing the compliance to related tax procedures and regulations, auditing financial statements from accounting and tax perspectives, studying Assets and movement of Inventory, checking VAT returns and excise tax returns where he obtained deep knowledge in Tax Laws. Hasan held other positions related to Accounting and Finance fields. His previous experiences, coupled with the workshops he attended provided him with deep and thorough knowledge in the field of VAT, Tax industry and Finance which make him capable to serve and deal with any company and/or industry to improve their operations and outputs and propose solutions from VAT perspective. Adel Al-Shaweesh VAT Expert Finance and Accounting, Internal Audit, Tax Advisory Adel Al-Shaweesh VAT Expert Adel has over 15 years of experience in the fields of finance and accounting, he worked as a finance manager in different Companies and industries in Jordan. He is an expert in the VAT and tax laws. He utilized his knowledge in Taxation, Accounting and Finance areas within different industries including Telecom, FMCG and Tax services. Professional and industry experience Adel started his career path in Banking sector where he was handling Deposit and Foreign Transfers and all related issues. Adel moved to a leading Regional Telecom Company in Jordan as Senior Accountant where he was mainly handling day-to-day daily transactions, Reconciliations, ERP System implementation and automation, review and control Inventory and Fixed Assets, and prepare tax statements. He continued his development within this large leading Regional Telecom Company in Jordan to be their Financial Accounting Professional and Chief Accountant where he was mainly handling the Reporting, Preparation and Analysis of Financial Statements, Monthly Closing, Budgets, new Billing System implementation, review and compute taxes owed and prepare tax returns, ensuring compliance with payment, reporting and other tax requirements, which allowed him to gain this diverse experience and deep knowledge in Finance and Tax laws. Adel went to a leading Consulting/FMCG Company and served as the Financial Manager where he was mainly responsible for setting accounting information and recommendations per strategic plans and reviews, lead audits, determining system improvements, monitoring revenue and expenses, consolidation and evaluation of financial data, preparing reports, maintaining controls, establishing chart of accounts, defining accounting policies and procedures and ensure the work to be in compliance with tax rules and regulations. Adel has an experience in improving the accounting cycle and the financial reporting that is aligned with IFRS and the tax laws. He has an experience in dealing with the governments and trading laws. Adel held other positions related to Accounting and Finance fields. His previous experiences, coupled with the workshops he attended provided him with deep and thorough knowledge in the field of VAT, Tax industry and Finance which make him capable to serve and deal with any company and/or industry to improve their operations and outputs and propose solutions from VAT perspective. Tariq Nazzal VAT Expert Tax Auditor, Tax Advisory, Banking Tariq Nazzal VAT Expert Tariq is a Certified Public Accountant (JCPA), Jordan and has over 11 years of experience in the fields of Finance and Tax, he worked in different Companies in Jordan and he is an expert in the VAT and tax industry. He has over 5 years of experience in banking field, and over 6 years of experience in Income Tax and VAT Department managing VIP clients and Tax Payers. Professional and industry experience Tariq has been a Banker at Jordan Kuwait Bank (JKB) where he started as Teller and moved to Customer Service, Cards’ marketing, Salesman, ECC Systems and Facilities which enabled him to gain such diverse experience. Tariq worked with Income and Sales Tax Department managing VIP clients and Tax Payers in Jordan where he obtained deep knowledge in Tax Laws. His previous experiences, coupled with the workshops he attended provided him with deep and thorough knowledge in the field of VAT, Tax industry and Finance which make him capable to serve and deal with any company and/or industry to improve their operations and outputs and propose solutions from VAT perspective. Mohammad Milhem VAT Expert Tax Advisory, External and Internal Audit, Financial Analysis Mohammad Milhem VAT Expert Mohammad Milhem is a CFA candidate and has over 7 years of experience in the financial field as he worked in different industries in Jordan. He is experienced in the finance field and worked in different industries including commercial, manufacturing, real estates, constructions, services, and NGO’s. Professional and industry experience Mohammad held positions such supervisor auditor, and VAT and Income tax consultant. Mohammad worked with PKF International where he gained deep knowledge in VAT and Income Tax laws. He also worked as an accountant in a prominent industrial company. He has attended a variety of workshops on areas related to International financial reporting standards, VAT and Income tax and financial analysis. His previous experiences, coupled with the workshops he attended provided him with deep and thorough knowledge in the fields of tax and accounting which enables him to work with any company and any industry to improve their operations and outputs.