Protiviti Member Firm (Middle East) Joins the DIFC

Protiviti Inc, a global provider of independent risk consulting and internal audit services, today announced that Protiviti Member Firm (Middle East) Ltd. will be establishing operations in the Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC).

Protiviti Member Firm (Middle East) Ltd. is a member firm of Protiviti Inc. and the exclusive representative for the UAE. Acting as a regional risk consulting provider in association with its international parent company, Protiviti Member Firm (Middle East) Ltd. offers a combination of global and local expertise covering a range of services and solutions for identifying, measuring and managing the risks that challenge their business objectives.

Protiviti Inc. is a leading provider of business and technology risk consulting and internal audit services.  The company provides consulting and advisory services to help clients manage financial, operational and technology-related risks encountered in their industries, and assists in the implementation of the processes and controls to enable their continued monitoring.  Protiviti also offers a full spectrum of internal audit services to assist management and directors with their internal audit functions, including full outsourcing, co-sourcing, technology and tool implementation, quality assessment and readiness reviews.

Protiviti Inc, formed in 2002, has offices in more than 60 locations in the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Robert Half International Inc.  Founded in 1948, Robert Half International is a member of the S&P 500 index and is a US$4 billion revenue company.

Commenting on the announcement, Nasser Al Shaali, Chief Executive Officer of the DIFC, said: “With the increasing number of international organizations coming to the region, in addition to existing companies already established here, there has surfaced a clear need for professional consultancies to assist in their operation and enhance their performance. As such, the DIFC is keen to welcome the Middle East Member Firm of Protiviti.  Protiviti has a solid track record across the globe for providing a full range of value-creating services, and we look forward to the contribution and competitive advantage this will bring to the region, and particularly to the DIFC.” 

Adnan Zaidi, Managing Director of Protiviti Member Firm (Middle East) Ltd, said: "The UAE and other GCC countries are experiencing phenomenal growth and development. Our UAE office, comprising of specially selected leadership and experienced professionals, is well-positioned to assist and add value to companies based in this region, as well as the growing influx of global clients now moving to this region. We are truly independent as we do not provide external audit services. This is a strategic advantage because our organization is the only company that brings the resources, consistent quality, and capabilities of large accounting firms without the regulatory concerns or independence issues.”

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