Hani Ashkar is the Territory Senior Partner for the Middle East region of PwC, which comprises the GCC, Levant and North Africa. He joined PwC in 1994 and was admitted as a partner in 2004. As part of his regional leadership role, Hani represents the Middle East on PwC’s global Strategy Council as well as the Central Cluster Leadership Team.
Prior to his appointment as Senior Partner for the ME, Hani led the growth of our Deals business into its market leading position, adding business recovery, forensic, deals strategy, corporate finance and capital projects and infrastructure services to our leading transaction services practice. During this period of time, Hani was also the country leader in Saudi Arabia, which witnessed the rapid
overall growth of our business there.
Hani started his career with PwC as an auditor, before completing a secondment to London, where he specialised in transaction services for private equity and corporate buyers and also participated in a number of flotations. Upon his return to the Middle East, he helped establish our regional deals business. Hani has advised numerous regional and multinational corporate and private equity investors on mergers and acquisitions across the Middle East region, with a particular emphasis on Saudi Arabia and the GCC. Over the years, he has been involved in over 300 transactions involving a cross section of industries. Hani also has considerable IPO and listings experience, where he has advised on numerous IPOs on the Saudi Stock Exchange. His areas of expertise include diligence, valuations, structuring and corporate finance.
Hani is a US Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder. He is a graduate of McGill University in Canada and a fluent Arabic and English speaker.