Deloitte appoints new leaders to broaden its financial advisory capability services in the Middle East

March 9, 2014 1:18 pm

Deloitte Corporate Finance Limited (“DCFL”) has further strengthened its commitment to providing exceptional client service with the appointment of Wayne Thomas as Managing Director to lead its Transaction and Reorganisation Services team in the Middle East and North Africa, and Ollie Saunders as Head of Real Estate valuation on secondment from the UK.

Wayne Thomas started his career with Deloitte Australia and has spent the last 16 years working in Europe and MENA as a transaction services specialist and so brings significant international experience and know-how to the Middle East firm and its clients on the region. Thomas has led transactions in a wide range of industries including upstream and downstream oil & gas, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, construction, consumer business, retail and food and beverage, often working on cross-border and international transactions.

Ollie Saunders, appointed as MENA Head of Real Estate Valuation, brings nearly 20 years of experience across a wide range of commercial property types, with a particular strength in the valuation of infrastructure and public sector assets. He has a track record across the UK, continental Europe and the Middle East, and has recently completed the valuation of Dubai International Airport and Al Maktoum International Airport.

Humphry Hatton, DCFL CEO, said: “We are proud to welcome both Wayne Thomas and Ollie Saunders to our senior leadership team, helping to cement our commitment to providing the very best advice to our clients in the region, which will support our ambition of continuing to be one of the fastest growing financial advisory businesses in the global Deloitte member firm network. We have accomplished this through recruiting the best talent in their fields of expertise; dedicated people who provide specialised solutions, whilst delivering exceptional client service.”