Ahmed El Gawish

  • Dubai - UAE
  • a_gawish@hotmail.com

CFO & Investment Consultant


With More than 24 years of experience working in diverse environments, industries, and an international exposure, I have mastered, and excelled in several areas of business. I have worked in UAE, Egypt, Lebanon, and Lesotho – South Africa, in private and government sectors. Bilingual with fluency in Arabic and English, I have excellent communication and negotiation skills. I aspire to growing in a reputable company and deploying my expertise to reach positive synergies.

Work History

Work History
Sep 2012 - Present

CFO & Investment Consultant

CFO & Investment Consultant, Duties include, Overall banks supervision, negotiation and Islamic credit facility enhancement. Contracts revision and negotiation. All investments opportunities evaluation, studies and appraisal. New projects business planning. supervision and follow up. Weekly, monthly and annual reporting to HH. Budgeting, forecasting and strategic planning.
Sep 2011 - Sep 2012

Finance Director

Al Safa Group
UAE, KSA, Group Finance Director, Group consists of: Medicine distribution. Medical equipment. Chain Pharmacies Vet medicine and equipment. Beauty division. Monthly, quarterly and yearly budgeting & forecasting cash flow management and consolidating finance. Reorganize finance department according to skills and productivity. Companies and group budgeting analyzing, and deviation adjusting. Establish and implement short and long range department goals and objectives Banks overall negotiation, Islamic facilities and deals. Vendors negotiation and deals. Effective stock control, with monthly consumption average and reorder point. Investment opportunities, payment policies and collection condition and offers. Over all accounting management including P&L, balance sheet, cash flow statement and external auditors management. Zakat(Tax) control and planning. Osus Facilities Management, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Oct 2008 - Sep 2011


Osus Facilities Management
CFO(Chief Financial Officer), BOT project with Dubai Municipality(Shopping mall & Theme park). First phase: building Shopping mall and theme park, second phase: operating the project. Establish financial department & setup financial process and procedures. Create, coordinate, and evaluate financial programs and supporting information systems, financial control and implement Microsoft Navision ERP financial system. Monthly, quarterly and yearly budgeting & forecasting, audit, legal, accounting, purchasing, real estate, long range forecasting, HR and insurance activities for the organization. Vendors, suppliers & contractors payments terms and condition negotiation, 20% overall cost reduction. Development, implementation and management of keys HR processes, including recruitment, selection, rewards, benefits, training, development, talent management, employee relations and solid knowledge of the Middle East labor laws. Coordinate preparation of financial statements, financial reports, special analyses, ratios and information reports. Establish and implement short/long range departmental and company financial goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures. Lead, grow and develop a strong country Finance team to ensure sound accounting and controlling policies and effective financial support to the business. Establish and build effective KPIs across the business Have full P+L responsibility of the business working with senior management and driving the business forward.
May 2005 - Oct 2008

Finance Director

Al Falasi Diversified Group
Family Office), Dubai, United Arab Emirates Finance Director, Group VP
Mar 2002 - May 2005

Business Consultant

Finance & Admin
Business Consultant, Evaluating and analyzing business plans for new projects submitted by UAE national, including full financial analyses for their cash flow and financials projection. Budgeting, basic finance and banking training for UAE nationals. Identify and advise UAE nationals for successful business opportunities, scanning the market for those opportunities through different exhibition, countries trade counselors, networking… etc. Submitting clear reports for directors to obtain clear decision about applicants and their capabilities and to get clear idea about projects status. Offer Finance, Admin and Business consultancy. Follow up approved projects for fund, making sure that approved business plan is being implemented with minimum possible deviation, starting from choosing location, mobilization, recruitment, marketing, promotion ending with full business operation. Approve funding and supervise business implementation and success for many projects. Analyze deviations if any, understand reasons, giving feedback for fund department to be considered in future, and solution for clients.
Dec 1991 - Mar 2002

Regional Finance Manager

Arab Co. for Engineering Works
Cairomatic, Egypt-UAE-Lebanon-Lesotho/SouthAfrica, Regional Finance Manager, Contracting, Electromechanical, Manufacturing and Water Treatment. Contribute in business gross from 10 employee in 1991 to 1400 employee in 2002 and from 1 Million US$ as turnover coming from one country to 150 Million US$ from 5 international branches. Starting new business and branches outside Egypt, open new branches in new countries including UAE, Lebanon, Lesotho/SouthAfrica. Starting new deals and financial facilities with banks in new countries budgeting and cash flow management, operating branches with almost no finance from the mother company. Finance and legalities consultant management, international auditors and taxes management. Managing all regulatory and statutory reporting and compliance in all countries, compile them in consolidating report for the chairman. Financials review and approve including P&L, Balance Sheet and cash flow statement. Feasibility studies and cash flow forecasting. Government, municipalities and consultant approval in new countries. Additional Skills I have deep knowledge of major computer applications which are being used in management and financing field, including Oracle, ERP, outlook, MS Excel, MS Word, and Power Point.


1995 - 1996

Accounting Certificate

American University in Cairo


Suez Canal University