The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has appointed Peter Beynon as regional director for the Middle East region.
Beynon’s new role will see him supporting institute members in the region, as well as developing the accountancy profession in the UAE. He will work with the government of the UAE on projects such as improving professional education and partnering the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) for discussions on regulatory issues.
He said he was “looking forward to helping support the government’s Emiratisation initiative. Building a pool of qualified, talented young people is going to be fundamental to encouraging Emiratis into rewarding careers in the private sector.”
Beynon will join the Institute’s Dubai office from HBG holdings, where he was an operating director for MENA and South Asia, and before that he was managing director at Al Fahim Group; the first non-family member to hold the position. He originally qualified with PwC.