The Team

Farouk Mohamed
Managing Partner

Farouk is the Managing Partner of Grant Thornton Azerbaijan. He has been instrumental in building strategic business relationships across the region. Experience: Farouk's client portfolio covers some of the biggest names in the country including prominent multinational companies, some of the largest local public shareholding companies and many privately owned businesses.   He has over 35 years of business experience, and has a particular interest in audit of financial institutions. He has vast experience and exposure in assurance, tax and management consultancy services, including preparation of documentation and company structure for IPO and listing within the local and international financial markets. Qualifications: Certified Public Accountant Certified Accounting Technician in Canada Certified Business Administrator in the USA   Memberships: Egyptian Society of Public Finance and Taxes Federation of Arab Accountants Fellow of Association of Certified Public Accountants (CPA, UK) Fellow of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants (CPA) in Ireland Fellow of the Montana Society of Certified Public Accountants (US) Fellow of Institute of Financial Consultants (USA) Languages spoken: English, French and Arabic ...

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Hisham Farouk
International Practice Partner

Hisham Farouk is the International Practice Partner for Grant Thornton Azerbaijan. Hisham began his career in assurance services and has been instrumental in developing the strategic direction of the UAE member firm as well as managing the overall business. He is the International Practice Partner in Azerbaijan and supports the strategic direction of the firm. Experience: He has advised multinational, regional and local family businesses on a wide range of issues including compliance and regulatory matters, as well as conducting numerous valuation exercises, due diligence reports and feasibility studies. Expertly acquainted and versed with efficient procedures and legalities of setting up businesses, Hisham is a highly recommended advisor to establishments in the UAE and its Free Zones and has supported client engagements in Azerbaijan. Hisham is an active public speaker on a wide range of financial and business issues both locally and internationally and often finds time to present at schools and youth organizations. Qualifications: Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the American University in London Harvard Business School Leadership programme.  Registered Auditor with the UAE Ministry of Economy Licensed insolvency practitioner with the DIFC Memberships: Corporate Finance Faculty Young Arab Leaders - UAE Chapter   ...

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Martin Rix
Audit Partner

Martin Rix is the Audit Partner at Grant Thornton Azerbaijan. With more than 15 years of experience in the CIS region, Martin Rix, joins Grant Thornton Azerbaijan in order to further develop the service offering across the region. Experience:  Martin has seen at first-hand a significant number of positive and impressive changes that have taken place across Azerbaijan in recent years and he hopes to support the continued development of the country and the region.   Specialising in assurance, advisory, business valuations and due diligence investigation and working across a number of industries including; aviation, oil and gas, mining and shipping; Martin's extensive experience continues to add real value where it matters most. He has spent the last 15 years' working in the CIS region and has particular experience working in Russia, Ukraine, Tajikistan and Azerbaijan. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Northumbria University Master’s degree is Development Economics from Sussex University Post graduate diploma in Computer Science from Cambridge University Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (FCA) Memberships: Member of the Institute of Directors (MIoD) ...

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Khurram Bhatti
Quality Control Partner

Khurram is a Quality Control Partner at Grant Thornton. Prior to joining, Khurram spent seven years at Grant Thornton in Pakistan. He is primarily based in the UAE office, but works closely with key clients in Azerbaijan.   Experience: Khurram specialises in auditing clients from a wide range of sectors.  He is an expert in Islamic Finance Consultancy and has thorough knowledge of the Islamic commercial ethics, Islamic corporate governance, Islamic financial techniques and assets and fund management. Khurram is also an expert in specialist services which include special agreed upon procedures, outsourced accounting, business advisory, feasibility studies, internal audit function, project valuations and forensic audits.   Qualifications: Islamic Finance Masters in Business Administration with a major in Marketing.   Memberships: Associate member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan Associate member of Pakistan Institute of Public Finance Accountants Member of Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment UK Click here to view our Audit and Assurance Services ...

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Anar Dadashov
Practice Development Manager

Anar is the Practice Development Manager for Grant Thornton Azerbaijan. Experience : Prior to joining Grant Thornton Anar worked with a host of high profile organisations in the public sector, IGOs and privately owned businesses in Azerbaijan. Anar has held positions with the  Azerbaijan Institute of Tourism, has worked as a Chairman of the Audit Committee of one of the leading corporate Banks in Azerbaijan and as a leading economics specialist of Financial Control and Economy Department at one of the largest  corporate groups in Azerbaijan. Throughout his career Anar has been involved with a variety of industries such as trading, manufacturing, transportation and construction, educational institutes and governmental. Qualifications : Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Bachelor in Management Master in Strategic Management PhD programme at the Management Department (Diversification of the Azerbaijan Economy) ...

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Anurag Chaturvedi
IT Advisory Senior Manager

Anurag is the IT Advisory Senior Manager at Grant Thornton Azerbaijan.   Experience: Anurag has over 10 years of experience in the field of Information & Technology covering IT Governance, Project Risk, Business Process Analysis, ERP (SAP and Oracle) controls review as well as helping organisations comply with requirements such as Sarbanes Oxley, etc.  Anurag’s experience spans across various industries and clients in the Azerbaijan, Middle East and India.   Anurag specializes in Business Processes, Project Risk Assessment, system architectural design and conducting product workshop trainings. Anurag has performed and managed engagements in ERP Implementation, Business Process Management and Project Risk Assessment.   Qualification: Chartered Accountant Associate certified public Accountant Bsc in Microbiology and Chemistry   Membership: Institute of Chartered Accountants of India CPA Australia ISACA ...

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