Bassam is a long tenured business leader who has worked with Ernst and Young for over four decades until his retirement in 2019, most recently serving as Managing Partner for MENA Markets. Bassam brings forth strong expertise across finance and governance, with a solid transformation background. During his tenure at EY, he handled roles across various capacities and sectors, including financial services, healthcare, energy, real estate, hospitality, general trading and transport. As the Managing Partner at EY, Basam led transformation of the operating, delivery and teaming model at EY to bring a sector focus approach along with driving digital, innovation and technology solutions. He was also crucial to leading large due diligence assignments involving major acquisitions, investment transactions and capital market transactions involving bond issues that are listed on the London Stock Exchange and other European markets.
Bassam has been appointed as a member of the Audit Committee of International Monetary Fund (IMF) Washington, effective from November 2019.