As Head of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in the Middle East Fazeela has responsibility for leading the operations in 11 countries. Representing more than 20,000 students, affiliates and members across the region, who work in all sectors and all levels of business across the Middle East.

Fazeela is responsible for growing the understanding of the value that professionally qualified ACCA accountants bring to businesses and economies in the region. Managing and building relationships with regulators, business leaders and strategic partners she works with the network of members to influence debate on key issues that impact the ongoing economic development of the region. Fazeela also works with educational institutions and government bodies to encourage new generations to undertake a career in accountancy and finance.

Fazeela is an FCCA member since 2004 and has over 15 years of experience in the field of accounting and finance.  Fazeela has been the Head of Education for ACCA in the Middle East for the past 4 years and she previously was a Senior Manager at PwC Academy in Dubai. Prior to moving to the Emirates Fazeela managed and owned an accounting practice in the UK providing professional financial services to a variety of clients who were private individuals, small businesses and large enterprises.

Fazeela studied her Bachelor’s degree from University of Birmingham and her MBA from University of Strathclyde. She lives in Dubai with her husband and two children.