Ahmed Hassouna, Finance Expert in Doha, Qatar
Ahmed Hassouna

Finance Expert in Doha, Qatar

Member since March 19, 2019
An MBA graduate pursuing his Doctorate of Business Administration at Arab Academy for Maritime & Science, Ahmed has executed numerous M&A transactions and investments for multinationals and numerous holdings in the Middle East while working at Siemens Qatar and holding groups in the GCC region. He enjoys freelancing to help advise clients on complex capital raising, M&A, corporate finance, and venture capital project and transactions.
Ahmed is now available for hire

Career Highlights

Education

Select Certifications

Case studies

Industry Expertise

  • Accounting Services
  • Finance
  • Venture Capital & Private Equity
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Real Estate
  • Financial Modeling

Other Expertise

Employment

  • CFO

    2013 - 2017
    Al Faisal Group
    • Operated various divisions under the group's umbrella, including their major business sectors, such as medical equipment, pharmaceutical, international investments (private and public equity), real estate, property, hospitality, trading, and manufacturing.
    • Accomplished a successful corporate turnaround, raised equity in capital markets, and negotiated debt raises/restructuring with domestic and international financial institutions.
    • Managed the group finance function with direct responsibility for the tax, treasury, audit, financial planning, and control functions at the group level. Assumed indirect responsibility for the standards activities of the Finance team in the operating companies. Responsible for budgeting, accounting, reporting, compliance, and all the necessary finance-related activities.
    • Built and led professional teams in multi-country and multi-cultural environments, delivering top-quartile performance in finance and management accounting, enhancing internal controls, managing business audits, international taxation, and business processes in shared services centers.
    • Enhanced, and leveraged across the company, SAP technology platforms to deliver relevant, accurate, and timely financial information, accounting, financial analysis, and decision support systems. Consolidated the financials across the company and created management dashboards and periodic reports.
    Focus areas: Treasury & Liquidity Management, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Audits, Accounting, M&A (Buy-side)
  • CFO Middle East

    2010 - 2013
    Siemens
    • Made sure the operational function is consistently delivering high quality according to a set of KPIs.
    • Implemented all relevant business administration and controlling policies, guidelines, tools, reports in line with sector, division, cluster and country requirements.
    • Performed commercial contract negotiation (supported by Contract Management/Legal Services) and review of negotiation results and adjustment of commercial proposals.
    • Oversaw the annual budget and planning process as well as the quarterly review processes to ensure thorough and efficient analysis, understanding, and follow-up.
    • Developed a strong working relationship with regional business/finance managers and senior executives in each of the regional countries.
    • Encouraged and endorsed the development of new initiatives which will enhance income and reduce risk, thus maintaining or growing market position and competitiveness of the company.
    Focus areas: Business Strategy, Audits, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), M&A (Buy-side)
  • Head of Joint Ventures & Consolidation

    2007 - 2010
    RasGas
    • Led a team of risk managers in the front office covering top tiered and complex clients.
    • Liaised directly with top-tier hedge fund managers to understand their strategy and risk profile as well as offer bespoke financing solutions to clients.
    • Pitched and negotiated terms with hedge fund clients on the legal, pricing, and margin terms.
    • Assessed stress loss and margin levels of complex prime brokerage, over-the-counter, and exchange-traded derivatives portfolios.
    • Assessed capital and balance sheet usage of client portfolios and estimate return on scarce resources.
    • Provided accounting and internal controls support to major capital projects.
    • Prepared, analyzed, and interpreted short-term and long-term cash flow forecasts.
    Focus areas: Venture Capital, Trusted Advisor, Joint Ventures, Financial Reporting, Risk Management
  • Commercial Director

    2000 - 2007
    Siemens
    • Developed and supervised budgets, extended forecasts, and marginal analysis throughout the year.
    • Negotiated fundraising, debt re-profiling, and foreign currency hedging.
    • Developed detailed market analysis. Fostered strategic marketing development activities.
    • Organized necessary commercial expertise, particularly regarding taxes and legal activities.
    • Established procedures for monitoring and controlling financial aspects of the projects.
    Focus areas: M&A Modeling, Budgeting, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A)

Education

  • Doctorate degree in Business Administration
    2019 - 2024
    Arab Academy For Maritime & Science - Egypt
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) in General Management
    2005 - 2008
    Arab Academy for Maritime & Science - Egypt
  • Bachelor's degree in Commerce
    1993 - 1997
    Suez Canal University - Egypt

Certifications

  • CPA
    AUGUST 2010 - PRESENT
    AICPA

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