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Consulting HAUS LLC successfully completed the feasibility for the new Cedar Sinai hospital in Qatar Consulting HAUS LLC appointed by one of Qatar’s largest real estate developers to help optimize the organization structure and human capital requirements Consulting HAUS LLC appointed to value a number of business in relation to a capital markets transaction Consulting HAUS LLC appointed to support Tawteen applicants prepare their business plans Consulting HAUS LLC appointed sell side advisor over one of Qatar’s largest Healthcare businesses

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ABOUT US

What You Will Get From Our Dedicated Team

Consulting HAUS LLC is a highly specialized firm of corporate finance & corporate governance consultants providing services across the MENA region.

Whether advising individuals, owner-managed businesses, listed companies, or international entities, our goal is to work closely with our clients and help them achieve their ambitions. Our clients include publicly traded and privately held companies, government entities and investment organizations such as private equity firms and hedge funds.
Our approach revolves around exceptional client service and the key to our success has been a result of the deep relationships we have built with our clients.

Our belief in the benefits of working closely with clients, as partners, is reflected in everything we do and our goal is to be considered as an extension to your team rather than an independent third party. Each of our clients has a single point of contact and a dedicated partner who will know and understand your business which in turn, will ensure that our input can help you to meet your long term objectives. Consulting HAUS LLC prides itself on providing the highest quality services to businesses and their owners to support them in increasing and creating value.

The team has a wealth of experience working alongside companies and entrepreneurs alike to create and execute various strategic initiatives to help ensure that future targets are met. We view ourselves as your partners, rather than service providers, and are here to support you throughout the business life-cycle.

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Our Team

Team Snapshot

Corporate Finance

Laith Dajani, ACA

Managing Partner
Laith is a fully qualified chartered accountant with over 12 years’ experience working in financial consultancy. He started his career with Zolfo Cooper in the UK where he worked for 7 years in a corporate restructuring role. Following his time at Zolfo Cooper, Laith relocated to Qatar as a Director in Ernst & Young’s (“EY”) transactions team. 

Seif Hourani

Partner
Seif joins Consulting HAUS LLC with almost 20 years of experience with his most recent position being a Director at Ernst & Young (EY) where he was responsible for leading the Strategy and Transactions service line for the Qatar, Kuwait and Oman markets. Prior to his time at EY, Seif was a Senior Director with Alpen Capital Investment Bank (Qatar and UAE) where he was responsible…

Ashish Mishra

Director
Ashish has over 13 years of rich experience in management consulting, research, and advisory across the global markets including the US, Europe and the MENA region. Prior to becoming a Director at Consulting HAUS LLC, Ashish spent 10 years at Sutherland Global Services and played an instrumental role in building and developing their business research and consulting practice…

Basma Kanaan

Manager
Basma has over 6 years of transaction advisory experience working with Ernst and Young (EY) in Amman, Jordan. During Basma’s time in EY, she took leading roles in a variety of transaction engagements including valuations, feasibility studies, market studies, impairment tests, business plans and carve outs for clients across the MENA region. Basma’s vast experience has exposed her to a variety…

Melvin Mathew

Assistant Manager
Melvin has over 7 years diversified experience in multiple industries in Qatar including financial consultancy, information technology, construction and consulting. Melvin holds a Bachelor Degree in Engineering and a Masters degree in International Business and Management with a specialization in Entrepreneurship from Bradford University. Prior joining to Consulting HAUS, he worked with Morison…

Nabih Jaroudy

Assistant Manager

Nabih is a MSc graduate from the University of Newcastle in the U.K. in International Economics and Finance. Prior to pursuing the graduate degree, Nabih has a BBA in Accounting and Finance and started his career working as a receivables officer in Intercontinental Group Phoenicia hotel, one of the leading hotels in Beirut, Lebanon. Following that endeavor, Nabih relocated to Qatar and spent two year…

Mohammad Chamali

Assistant Manager – Debt advisory
Mohammad Chamali has over 4 years of corporate banking experience in Qatar. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Global Financial Management from Regents University London and a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (GDBA) from John Molson Business School, Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Prior to joining Consulting HAUS, he was working in Corporate Finance in Doha Bank, Qatar where he took active roles in a variety…

Uhood Ismail

 Financial Analyst

Uhood holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accountancy from the University of Wollongong in Australia. She is currently pursuing her ACCA professional qualification, with 4 papers remaining. Prior to joining Consulting HAUS LLC, Uhood spent 15 months in Ernst & Young Qatar’s audit and assurance team. She has assisted in auditing entities across various sectors including financial services, automotive, real estate and hospitality.

Corporate Governance

Jessica Pandya

DIRECTOR

Jessica joins Consulting HAUS LLC with 11+ years of experience and will lead the development of our Internal Audit, Risk Management & Corporate Governance advisory practice. Jessica was part of the risk advisory team at Ernst & Young (India) and moved to Qatar to support in developing the internal audit & risk advisory services practice at Protiviti Qatar. Throughout her career…

Tanya George

Assistant Manager

Tanya is a qualified lawyer with over 6+ years of professional experience in legal and regulatory compliance. Her areas of specialization include corporate law, financial markets regulations, investment law, mergers and acquisitions. She has also successfully completed the CS50 course for lawyers designed by EdX and Harvard. She has received her training in international finance from Allen & Overy LLP, under the guidance of Philip Wood Q.C. at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore, India.

Pavan Kumar Vemula

Consultant

Pavan is a qualified chartered accountant and management graduate with specialization in Finance and HR and has 3+ years of experience within internal audits and financial reporting. Prior to joining Consulting HAUS LLC, Pavan was a part of Genpact’s India team working on financial reporting projects for a US based pharma client, which involved periodic closure of inventory accounts and performing detailed income statement analysis.

Laith Dajani, ACA

Managing Partner
Laith is a fully qualified chartered accountant with over 12 years’ experience working in financial consultancy. He started his career with Zolfo Cooper in the UK where he worked for 7 years in a corporate restructuring role. Following his time at Zolfo Cooper, Laith relocated to Qatar as a Director in Ernst & Young’s (“EY”) transactions team. Having successfully led EY’s transactions team for over 5 years, Laith established Qatar’s first boutique corporate finance consultancy company – Consulting HAUS LLC Over his career, Laith has led a large number of detailed business reviews, investment appraisals (through the development of financial feasibility studies), synergistic analysis assessments and formal business valuations in a variety of sectors including banking, construction, retail and manufacturing.

Key skills: M&A, valuations, business plans, feasibility studies, investment appraisal, market assessments & restructuring

Seif Hourani

Partner
Seif joins Consulting HAUS LLC with almost 20 years of experience with his most recent position being a Director at Ernst & Young (EY) where he was responsible for leading the Strategy and Transactions service line for the Qatar, Kuwait and Oman markets. Prior to his time at EY, Seif was a Senior Director with Alpen Capital Investment Bank (Qatar and UAE) where he was responsible for co-leading the M&A and advisory practice. Throughout his career, Seif delivered a number of large strategy projects including assisting a regional regulator in enhancing competitiveness of locally manufactured products, reviewing SME development strategies for a European SME development bank and benchmarking SME products and services for a regional SME development bank. Seif has also worked on a number of valuation and market and financial feasibility studies in the region across various sectors such as construction, manufacturing, healthcare, agriculture and hospitality. Furthermore, he was involved in various regional M&A transactions, including sell-side advisory of a packaging company, electronics retailer, financial and non-banking financial institutions. Seif holds a BA in Finance and a Masters (Hons) in International Economics and Finance from University of Toulouse, France.

Skills: M&A, strategy development, valuations, business plans, feasibility studies, portfolio optimization, market assessments & restructuring

Ashish Mishra

Director
Ashish has over 13 years of rich experience in management consulting, research, and advisory across the global markets including the US, Europe and the MENA region. Prior to becoming a Director at Consulting HAUS LLC, Ashish spent 10 years at Sutherland Global Services and played an instrumental role in building and developing their business research and consulting practice.

Ashish has worked on a number of significant implementation projects and advised various clients on setting up businesses, optimizing their operations and assessing diversification strategies across industry segments including BFSI, infrastructure, healthcare, retail, consumer products, chemical, education, telecom, F&B, steel, construction, mining, and industrials. His specialties include business advisory, corporate strategy, market research & analytics, digital future-casting, opportunity assessment, commercial due diligence and feasibility studies.

Ashish has an MBA in International Business from the Institute of Management Studies, Ghaziabad, India, and a science degree with a specialization in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics from Awadh University of Faizabad, India.

Basma Kanaan

Manager
Basma has over 6 years of transaction advisory experience working with Ernst and Young (EY) in Amman, Jordan.

During Basma’s time in EY, she took leading roles in a variety of transaction engagements including valuations, feasibility studies, market studies, impairment tests, business plans and carve outs for clients across the MENA region. Basma’s vast experience has exposed her to a variety of industries including education, government, healthcare and financial services. More recently, Basma has delivered a number of real estate & hospitality transactions and has worked on projects relating to hotels (valuations and new developments), residential & commercial building developments, as well as HBU studies for various lands across the GCC.

Basma holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the American University of Beirut and was awarded with several EY certificates for her outstanding contributions in the fields of analytics, design thinking and real estate and hospitality.

Key skills: Valuations, business plans, feasibility studies, market studies, modeling, data visualization.

Melvin Mathew

Assistant Manager
Melvin has over 7 years diversified experience in multiple industries in Qatar including financial consultancy, information technology, construction and consulting.

Melvin holds a Bachelor Degree in Engineering and a Masters degree in International Business and Management with a specialization in Entrepreneurship from Bradford University.

Prior joining to Consulting HAUS, he worked with Morison Menon Chartered Accountants and Partners L.L.C where he was responsible for growing the business and managing and executing various services such as feasibility studies, business plans, investment appraisals, financial modeling, due diligence, business valuations, strategy development and strategy audit. Over his career he has conducted multiple feasibility studies in various sectors for both entrepreneurs and banks, completed business valuations in multiple sectors including IT, finance, construction, trading etc. and supported clients in preparing detailed market assessments. He has also provided strategic audits for a range of clients and supports in enhancing their business capabilities to be competitive in the market.

Key skills: Business valuations, Business modelling, Investment Appraisals, Due diligence, Business Transformations, Strategy development and Compliance Audit

Nabih Jaroudy

Assistant Manager

Nabih is a MSc graduate from the University of Newcastle in the U.K. in International Economics and Finance. Prior to pursuing the graduate degree, Nabih has a BBA in Accounting and Finance and started his career working as a receivables officer in Intercontinental Group Phoenicia hotel, one of the leading hotels in Beirut, Lebanon. Following that endeavor, Nabih relocated to Qatar and spent two year with The Commercial Bank of Qatar (“CBQ”), where he undertook the role of relationship officer helping individual and corporate clients with their banking need as well as enlarging CBQ’s portfolio of clients and companies.

During his MSc, Nabih gained knowledge about the international economics and the financial markets’ dynamics. In fact, his thesis entitled: “Brexit’s Take on Market Efficiency” awarded him a Merit and it tackled the effects that the announcement of Brexit, and subsequently the results, had on the efficiency of the FTSE100. Doing so required Nabih to analyze and model the bid-ask spread from the 100 most valuable companies in the U.K. and using the results in a regression with market liquidity and volatility to determine and compare the effects of each in 3 different time frames: before the announcement of Brexit (efficient conditions), after the announcement until the referendum results, and after the referendum results.

Key skills: Economic and financial modeling and analysis, portfolio management, equity market research, econometrics, relationship and communication, fluency in 3 languages: French, English, and Arabic.

Mohammad Chamali

Assistant Manager – Debt advisory
Mohammad Chamali has over 4 years of corporate banking experience in Qatar. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Global Financial Management from Regents University London and a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (GDBA) from John Molson Business School, Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Prior to joining Consulting HAUS, he was working in Corporate Finance in Doha Bank, Qatar where he took active roles in a variety of credit transactions, including syndicate finance, project finance, acquisition finance and leverage-buyouts. He took a leadership role in the execution and management of a variety of transactions within healthcare, real estate, financial services, hospitality and manufacturing across the MENA region.

Key skills: Credit and Financial analysis, Loan Structuring, Debt Restructuring, M&A, Investment appraisals, Financial Modelling, Business Valuation”

Uhood Ismail

 Financial Analyst

Uhood holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accountancy from the University of Wollongong in Australia. She is currently pursuing her ACCA professional qualification, with 4 papers remaining. Prior to joining Consulting HAUS LLC, Uhood spent 15 months in Ernst & Young Qatar’s audit and assurance team. She has assisted in auditing entities across various sectors including financial services, automotive, real estate and hospitality.

During her audit experience, Uhood furthered her knowledge of accounting fundamentals including testing of internal controls to determine whether they are sufficient to avoid material misstatements. Since joining Consulting HAUS LLC, Uhood has worked on multiple feasibility studies and business plans that required rigorous market research, in depth benchmarking and detailed financial analysis for various industries.

Key skills: Accounting, Business valuations, Business modelling and Investment Appraisals

Jessica Pandya

Senior Manager
Jessica joins Consulting HAUS LLC with 11+ years of experience and will lead the development of our Internal Audit, Risk Management & Corporate Governance advisory practice.

Jessica was part of the risk advisory team at Ernst & Young (India) and moved to Qatar to support in developing the internal audit & risk advisory services practice at Protiviti Qatar. Throughout her career, Jessica successfully led a variety of engagements including internal audits & diagnostic reviews, enterprise risk management, risk assessments & internal audit plan development, corporate governance, quality assurance reviews, compliance & process reviews, ICOFR, policies & procedures development & development of job descriptions for internal audit and risk management departments. More recently, she has focused on supporting clients to enhance their overall internal control framework in line with leading practices and regulatory requirements, providing training sessions & workshops for client awareness, and being instrumental in adding maximum value for improving overall process efficiency.

Jessica’s clients portfolio covers both listed & non listed firms, including but not limited to Al Meera, Sidra Medicine, Qatar Foundation and Qatar Rail.

Jessica is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Management Graduate with specialization in Finance & Human Resources.

Skills: Internal audit, corporate governance and enterprise risk management

Tanya George

Assistant Manager, GRC

Tanya is a qualified lawyer with over 6+ years of professional experience in legal and regulatory compliance. Her areas of specialization include corporate law, financial markets regulations, investment law, mergers and acquisitions. She has also successfully completed the CS50 course for lawyers designed by EdX and Harvard. She has received her training in international finance from Allen & Overy LLP, under the guidance of Philip Wood Q.C. at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore, India.

Tanya has supported the development, implementation of the compliance framework and management of regulatory compliance for some of the leading organizations enabling efficient compliance management in complex business environments. She has also supported clients in conducting the regulatory code impact diagnostic and assisted with monitoring the extent of their corporate regulatory reporting from a legal, ethical and compliance perspective. She also possesses experience in legal education and research. More recently, Tanya has worked extensively on review and development of policies and procedures, for governance and internal controls along with highlighting improvement opportunities for ensuring a robust compliance framework in line with the applicable local laws and regulations, for listed entities. She has also been involved in the setting up of investment vehicles while ensuring effective compliance from a governance and regulatory perspective.

Key skills: Corporate governance, compliance management, review and development of policies and procedures, risk management and legal due diligence

Pavan Kumar Vemula

Consultant, GRC

Pavan is a qualified chartered accountant and management graduate with specialization in Finance and HR and has 3+ years of experience within internal audits and financial reporting.

Prior to joining Consulting HAUS LLC, Pavan was a part of Genpact’s India team working on financial reporting projects for a US based pharma client, which involved periodic closure of inventory accounts and performing detailed income statement analysis. During his stint with Genpact, Pavan’s efforts were duly acknowledged and appreciated by the senior management and clients for his outstanding contribution in the assigned tasks with in-depth sector expertise. He has also worked on other significant projects encompassing internal audits, compliance and process reviews, review and development of policies, financial analysis, and financial reporting. His sector expertise includes retail, aviation, healthcare, hospitality, automobiles, and IT.

Key skills: Internal audit, financial reporting, financial analysis, policies and procedures development.