15th December 2020
Presented during the recent 2020 Virtual Global meeting by Audrey Danasamy - Regional Director for MGI Middle East & North Africa - the MENA Region report gives members a overview of news and developments across the region. If you missed the live event, be sure to log in to the member’s area to watch the recording.
Audrey begins by introducing MENA’s International Committee members Faiyaaz Rajkotwala and Piyush Bhandari, who ably lead the MENA region which comprises a total of 32 offices across 13 countries.
The region formed its joint MGI/CPAAI leadership in July this year, with Kais Ben Hamadi, from Tunisia, representing CPPAI and Mohamed Boumesmar, from Morocco, representing MGI Worldwide. They will be joining Faiyaaz and Piyush to complete the MENA governance team.
Member support and collaboration
At the start of the year, individual Zoom calls were held with CPAAI firms to help them better understand the region, its structure and culture, and to explain to them how to best make use of their membership.
The 2020 MENA Region Meeting, planned for Oman, went ahead virtually in July. The agenda included a valuable IFRS 16 presentation by Dr Michael Grüne of member firm Menold Bezler, Germany, as well as a panel discussion regarding the future of the profession post Covid-19. It was also a great opportunity for MGI Worldwide and CPAAI members to meet for the first time – albeit virtually.
Marketing and promotion
Member collaboration and engagement is important, and the region has been active in this regard. Members have shared stories of successfully working together and have taken part in effective marketing and promotional activities such as producing White Papers and Country Insights for sharing around the network and within their local markets.
Two firms joined the MENA Region this year – DLS & Associates from Bahrain and BH Auditing from Yemen.
To watch the full recording of the MENA Region Update from Audrey Danasamy, log in to the Member Area of the website and visit the 2020 Virtual Global Meeting highlights page. Links to all recordings can be found at the bottom of the page.
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