Local Chapters

Maher Nasreddine

Maher Nasreddine

President, Abu Dhabi Chapter
Chapter's Website : http://abudhabi.imanet.org

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Maher Nasreddine is a Business Development Director in the IT and Education sectors. In 2009, Maher volunteered as a VP of Communication in the inception of IMA Abu Dhabi Chapter, since then he is serving the Managerial Accounting community and after 4 years of hard work the IMA Abu Dhabi Chapter was awarded the 13th Global position in the Stevenson Division. In 2014, the chapter advanced to 10th position Globally and as a VP of Membership Development, Maher was successfully implementing the mission and vision of the IMA. Now as President, the development will continue and the target is to achieve further advancements.

In his work experience, Maher is managing functions that are critical to business performance,  he is supporting organizational management and strategic development rather than providing accurate and insightful information for better decisions making. The long term sustainability of the organization he worked for is by operating with integrity and proper governance to safeguard the interests and its key stakeholders.

 Maher is a Masters graduate of Telecom from Saint Joseph University - Beirut in 2004.

Gaby Lahhoud

Gaby Lahhoud
CMA, CFA
President, Lebanon Chapter

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Gaby enjoys more than 10 years of experience working in the field of accounting, finance, education, and public speaking across multiple industries catering for international and regional markets.

Gaby holds a bachelor degree in Business Accounting (BS), a masters in Banking & Finance (MBA), is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA), a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), along with other certifications.

Gaby currently holds the position of a Group Finance Manager/Director at IFP Group, a professional & academic instructor in multiple institutions and universities teaching CMA, CFA, FP&A, Investment, etc., the owner of G. Lahoud Real Estate, and provide in-house training as well as public speaking.

Gaby founded the Lebanon Chapter along with his founding board to add Lebanon to the IMA professional map, to create awareness of the essential role that certified professionals play in shaping the country’s economy and knowledge standards, and to preserve the interests of CMA members.

Shahinaz Fares

Shahinaz Fares
CMA
President, Cairo Chapter

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Shahinaz Fares is a CMA holder and an External Auditor who has a strong experience in auditing. Shahinaz has worked with various companies and financial institutions. She dedicates her time and effort to serve the CMA holders and candidates as she has been the secretary for The IMA Cairo Chapter for more than two years. Her goal as a president, is to increase awareness of the CMA and its credential and encourage more members to finish obtain their certification.

Ramji Mahadevan

Ramji Mahadevan
CMA, ACMA (India)
President, Chennai Chapter

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Ramji Mahadevan is a Finance and Reporting professional and currently a founder partner of an Indian Chartered Accountant firm.

Ramji Mahadevan is a commerce graduate from St Xaviers College Palayamkottai, India, qualified Indian Chartered Accountant and Indian Cost Accountant and CMA.

He has 20+ years work experience in Finance, Costing, Economics, Audit, and Reporting in India, Qatar, and Oman & UAE.

He has worked with Hermes, Giorgio Armani, Agent Provocateur, Balenciaga, Toyota, Ford, Hertz, BHS, Zara, KIA, ThermoKing, Komatsu   associate firms.

 

Bassam M. Asiri

Bassam M. Asiri

President, Saudi Arabi - Eastern Province Chapter
Chapter's Website : http://ksa-ep.imanet.org

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Bassam earned a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering from KFUPM and a Master of Business Administration from University of Southern Queensland. Bassam worked for 15 years in multiple Gas and Oil facilities in different professional and leadership  capacities within Maintenance, Engineering and Operations organizations in Saudi Aramco. He worked for three years in Saudi Aramco Finance organization as the head of Planning and Performance Management Department preparing the Company’s medium range Business Plan, accountability and performance reports and evaluation of capital investments. Bassam is married with two daughters and two sons.

Bassam: "Management take their business decisions based on data and information provided to them by professionals within their organizations.  Management accountants are ones of the most important members in the team providing accurate, well-structured and relevant data.  Enhancing the management accountant profession in the region is of at most important to the business in the area, and the IMA is a great professional society that can provide the tools, knowledge and expertise to achieve this goal.  Being president of the Eastern Province chapter gives me the responsibility to influence the local professionals achieve their ambitious in becoming well versed in their management accounting profession and provide the business with required expertise to help them conduct relevant research in this field."

Moamen Omar

Moamen Omar
CMA
President, Qatar Chapter
Chapter's Website : http://qatar.imanet.org

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Moamen is working as an Internal Audit Professional at Qatar Gas Transport Company Ltd. (Nakilat). Moamen has over ten years of professional experience in Internal and External Audit. Before moving to the Internal Audit world, he worked as an External Auditor for KPMG in Egypt and Qatar for six years.

Moamen joined the IMA Qatar Chapter Board in June 2012, since has been elected as a Vice President for Communication and Community Relations. He established the chapter’s social media pages and participated in establishing the first chapter’s newsletter.  Moamen has been elected in 2014 as a President Elect of Qatar Chapter, and used to help the President in managing all chapter’s activities.

Moamen is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) since September 2011, a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) from the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) since October 2016. He also has a bachelor degree in Accounting from the Faculty of Commerce, English Section, Zagazig University, Egypt. Furthermore he has a UK certificate in IT fundamentals known as (ITIL) from AXELOS in September 2015.

Abdur Rahim Ghulam Nabi

Abdur Rahim Ghulam Nabi
CMA, CFM, APM
President, Dubai Chapter
Chapter's Website : http://dubai.imanet.org

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Abdur-Rahim is the Senior Advisor to the Assistant Director General of Finance and Commercial Division at Dubai Airport Free Zone Authority (DAFZA). With over 22 years’ multifarious experience in the fields of finance, accounting, banking, sales, marketing and innovation, he has a proven track record of driving business growth through astute financial management and delivering on multiple challenging strategic engagements across different functional verticals. He has been a key member of the scoping and deployment team for numerous successful companywide initiatives launched by DAFZA. He has also managed the Finance and Accounting teams in his tenure where they have won both, IMA’s “Middle East Finance Team of the Year Award” and “Finance Team of the Year Excellence Award” from Middle East CFO Alliance in YR 2015.

He holds the CMA, CFM, APM certifications and an MBA Degree in Finance from University of Leicester, UK. He also served as a voluntary director, then a director for IMA’s Dubai Chapter Board and will be serving as the President for the upcoming term, as his humble contribution to society

 

Vijay Soni

Vijay Soni
CMA, CFM, CPA
President, Saudi Arabia-Western Province Chapter
Chapter's Website : http://www.ksa-wp.imanet.org

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Vijay is a Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA-ICAI), a Certified Management Accountant (CMA-IMA), Certified Financial Manager (CFM-IMA), Certified Public Accountant (CPAA), Certified Valuer (ICAI). Vijay earned a Masters in Accounting from Jai Narayan Vyas University, Jodhpur, India securing second merit position.

 Vijay has more than 20 years of experience working in the field of Accounting, Finance, and IT with cross section of industries ranging from manufacturing, Audit, Assurance, Services. Vijay has played a major role in increasing business and investment awareness among Indo-Saudi investor community in association with Saudi Indian Business Network. He is well connected with social and business forums in Jeddah and India.

Contact: vsoni@imasaudiarabia.org

Jamal Abdul Jalil

Jamal Abdul Jalil
President, Jordan Chapter

Chapter's Website : http://jordan.imanet.org

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Jamal Abdul Jalil is the Founder and Managing Partner of Aroma City GroupCo. In 2010 he was one of the founders of JAMA. He was a board member since then and became JAMA's president since 2014. He is a Career adviser and specialized recruitment consultant in the field of Finance and Accounting in Middle East since 2005. Jamal holds both the CPA and JCPA certificates.

Ejaz Khan

Ejaz Khan
CMA, ACMA, APFA
President, Pakistan chapter
Chapter's Website : http://pakistan.imanet.org/

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Ejaz Khan has been working as Director in Tabanis School Of Accountancy, a leading accountancy college in Pakistan. He has been teaching for last 10 years to students of ACCA, CIMA and CMA students. He has also worked as a Management Accountant in Paragon Construction (Govt. Contractors).

Along with CMA he is also Associate member of ICAI (Institute of Cost Accountants of India), And PIPFA (Pakistan Institute of Public Finance Accountants).

Ahmed El-Saady

Ahmed El-Saady
President, Kafr El Sheikh University Student Chapter


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Ahmad is a senior student at the Faculty of Commerce English section at Kafr El Sheikh University and will be graduation in 2015.

Ahmed was looking for an opportunity that allows him to join an international organization. After researching and studying the market's needs, he realized that a certification such as the CMA would give him the skills he needs to get to his goal. Ahmad  completed the first part of the CMA studies and is working towards completing his certification. Ahmed thinks that CMA certification will improve his career development and growth and will give him the qualifications and skills that multinationl organizations look for when hiring finance professionals.

Ahmed likes Accounting, Finance, and auditing. He has soft skills, and also have computer skills. Ahmed is pioneering in his field. He has good leadership skills and is a good decision maker.

Hassan Al Bahes

Hassan Al Bahes
Lecturer, Saudi CPA, Master in Accounting
President, Riyadh Chapter
Chapter's Website : http://riyadh.imanet.org

Mostafa Abo Kassem

Mostafa Abo Kassem
President, Tanta University Students' Chapter


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Mostafa is a fourth year Faculty of Commerce student, at Tanta University, English section. 

Mostafa passed his first two years with honors. During his third year, Mostafa was informed by Dr. Heba Srour, Tanta University campus advisor, about IMA and the CMA certification which lead him to start the CMA preparation course.

In his opinion, the CMA program helps you achieve self-development and is a big step towards a dream job.

Mostafa loves accounting, and is pioneering is his field. He has good leadership skills and is a great decision maker.

 

Abdulrhman Abdullah Alkahtani

Abdulrhman Abdullah Alkahtani
President, Prince Sultan University Student's Chapter


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I am a senior year Accounting student at Prince Sultan University. 

I participated in the 2012 Environmental Public Speaking Competition in U.A.E, Dubai as the team's researcher, and my team was ranked third in our category "Consumerism and Its Effect on The Environment" .

Getting elected as president of the IMA Student's Chapter of my university is a great honor for me.

Right now I am beginning my preparations for the CMA exam.

Subbarayudu, ACMA

Subbarayudu, ACMA
President, Bangalore Chapter


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Subbarayudu (Subba) - is an ACMA (India), MBA Finance from the University of Lucknow, and has passed his CPA from the state of California. He has 23+ years of experience in various areas of Mgmt Accounting & Finance, Process Automations/ ERP - including designing product / projects costing systems in traditional & ABC systems, Budgeting & Business Planning, accounting, taxation, audits, design of MIS systems, SOX and Internal controls - largely in India's IT services and product companies including Indian listed, NASDAQ listed companies. Enterprise Performance Management (CPM / EPM) is his special area of interest. Subba is currently working as the CFO of a Bangalore based Integrated logistics company.

Mohamed Haweel

Mohamed Haweel
CMA, certIFRS, certIPSAS, TOT
President, Kuwait Chapter

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Mohamed Haweel is a training and financial consultant and is currently a partner with Inspire Institute in Kuwait

 Mohammed has a diversified experience in finance, accounting and costing. He gained his experience through positions in financial management, banking, and executive financial consultant services both at government and private sectors  

Haweel enjoys more than 10 years of experience as CMA instructor in multiple institutions and universities. He has given short management accounting courses for employees in Kuwait government

Haweel was the director of Kuwait University training project on International Public Sector Standards (IPSAS) aimed at the Ministry of Finance employees

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