Hisham Farouk, CEO, Grant Thornton, UAE
Hisham is CEO of Grant Thornton and acts as strategic advisor to family-owned businesses, mentor to a number of leading regional entrepreneurs and board member of Grant Thornton International.
He has also supported many firms in dispute resolution and acted as an expert witness on a number of arbitration cases and sits on various boards including a renowned regional investment firm.
He works closely as an entrepreneur with REACH and Endeavour, a global not-for-profit organisation which supports multi-million dollar SMEs. He is also a committee member for Elevate Dubai and regularly provides strategic advice to the GCC chapter of the 30% club. He actively supports the young leaders of tomorrow through various initiatives including working with the government sector to support emiratization and develop UAE nationals.