Chapter Board


1. President: Amer Al Ahbabi, CMA, CFE
Amer is a CMA, CFE and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from the United Arab Emirates University. He has experience in government auditing, external and internal auditing including compliance, performance, internal control, and information systems audit. He is currently working as an auditor for the Federal Government of the UAE. He can be reached at
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2. Board Secretary: Shayne Samuel Mazarira, CMA
is an Investment Analyst by profession with a primary focus on portfolio management and corporate development in the oil and gas industy. He holds a first-class degree in Banking and Finance majoring in Investments and Portfolio Management and is currently pursuing the CFA charter having cleared level 1 of the program. He is a mental health advocate especially for those in the corporate sector and is also a part of the IMA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. He can be reached at
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3. VP – Engagement & Treasurer: Jaouad Chadli, MBA
Jaouad holds an MBA in Financial Management and Strategies from FEDE, having completed his Bachelors Degree from the same institution. He has over 9 years of experience working in hospitality finance. A partner and advisor in various organizations, he currently works as a Senior Act.Manager in Hospitality Industry. Previously, he handled different positions with Marriott International for 5 years across different properties where he had to put his academic knowledge into practice. His great volunteering achievement was being President of the youth association in his region where they run many programs and projects. He is passionate about volunteering and learning from others. He can be reached at or 
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4. VP - Education & Research:
Amer Qasim, PhD 
Amer is a Professor of Accounting and Vice President of Al Ain University/AbuDhabi Campus-UAE. He received his PhD in Accounting from the University of Aberdeen-UK. Prof. Qasim has published in the areas of Accounting Analytics, Artificial Intelligence in Accounting, and Accounting Education. he is currently working on research papers calling for modernising the accounting curriculum to reflect the technological advancements implemented in the accounting profession. His recent publications were in the American Accounting Association Journal "Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting". He has also published in “Harvard Business Review Arabic” calling for the Agility of academic education in Universities to face unexpected challenges. He can be reached at
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5. VP - Professional Development & Innovation: Chad Myko Bayon-On, CPA, CMA, CSCA
A business financial information advocate, corporate and business strategist, accountant, auditor and business consultant with a demonstrated history of value adding service experience with diversified industries in hospitality, retail, construction, food and beverage, government agencies, not for profit organization and professional service industry. Skilled in Strategic Planning, Management Reporting, Financial Reporting, Budgeting, Performance Management, Accounting, Consolidated Reporting, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), Workflow Specialist and Tax Consultant. A strong professional knowledge of connecting the gap between Financial Information Metrics and Business Operational Decision and Evaluation. he can be reached at
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6. VP - Administration and Communication:
Nida Saleem, CMA
Nida Saleem is an accountant at an engineering solutions company. She is a CMA and holds a Bachelor's degree from a university in the UK. She is a highly efficient professional with exceptional documentation management skills and process development expertise. Driven and an enterprise people person she uses this to listen, understand and communicate with her colleagues about various aspects of their specialized roles. She can be reached at
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7. Director - Administration: Rushell Pensader Timbol

Rushell is an experienced accountant with demonstrated history of working in Retail and Manufacturing Industry. High skilled in Financial Reporting, Planning and Budgeting. She is the Chief Accountant at Amwaj Jewellery Company owned by Ali and Sons Holding Company –Sole Proprietorship LLC. She holds a degree in Finance & Management Accounting from Holy Angel University, Philippines and currently a candidate for US Certified Management Accountant. She can be reached at
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8. Director - Communication: Amanda Laura
Born and brought up in the UAE, she holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and Management from the New York Institute of Technology (Abu Dhabi) and she is currently a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) candidate. While in university, she interned for PETROLCOM Oil & Gas Services for 8 months and was successfully re-appointed in 2020 as a full time Finance Assistant. Being a CMA candidate has assisted her to apply accounting knowledge into day-to-day work and also to adapt to several strategies thereby keeping herself apprised to the dynamics of financial compliance and at the same time allowing her to practically and realistically apply in the work. Her passion and dedication to reach excellence has driven her to sharpen her skills of communicating effectively, working well under pressure, grasping concepts, planning ahead and managing time productively. She can be reached at
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9. Director - Education & CMA Program: Prabin Kumar Jha, CMA
Prabin JHA is a seasoned finance professional. He is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India (FCMA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA) from Institute of Management Accountants – USA, CIPFA (An Associate from Chartered Institute of Public Finance Accountancy from UK), holds an MBA and Masters of Commerce (M.COM). He also holds LLB Degree and is a Member of Jharkhand State Bar Council. He is a strategic CFO with 20 years of service & manufacturing industry experience. He has managed revenue over AED 1 billion with strategic decision support and high level of commitment. Improved bottom-lines up to 50%. Got international working exposure for 14 years. A great influencer.In addition to his present assignment as Financial Controller, Mr. Jha volunteers as a virtual CFO for Rural NGO and he is registered Independent Director in India and participant of Toastmaster Education and leadership Program. He can be reached at
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10. Director - Membership: Armen De Guzman Sancho, CMA

Armen Sancho is a Senior Accountant at Electricite de France in UAE. She began her career with EDF as Project Secretary and have grown to become an Accountant. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Polytechnic University of the Philippines.After 4 years of experience in Finance, she studied while working full time and became a Certified Management Accountant. Because of this qualification she is able to carry out her professional responsibilities in more efficient way.For her learning and success is a continuous process, currently she is studying aiming to be a Chartered Financial Analyst one day. She can be reached at
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11. Director - Initiatives & Projects: Basem Philip Wassef
With nearly 18 years of experience in leading diversified Accounting Operations, Basem is a Senior Finance Manager who is a strategist, visionary, and implementer with a consistent record of delivering growth, revenue, and profitability to multinational organizations.Endorsing his adaptability, He has a proven hands-on experience in various industries such as Auditing, hospitality, manufacturing, trading, construction, and engineering consultancy. Complementing his accounting management, Basem is a result-oriented individual, developing and implementing financial and operational controls that ensure profitability and allows the firm's competitive positioning. While being a Certified Accountant and Auditor by the Egyptian Ministry of Finance and holding a BS in Commerce, Accounting Major, He recently acquired his CMA Part One exam and is currently preparing for Part Two. He can be reached at
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12. Director - Professional Development & Innovation: Fahad Alfarsi, CMA
A Manager Finance Business Partner at Etihad Airways Group with international experience working in Germany and France. He is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and holds a Bachelor's degree from College of Business Administration - Kuwait University. Fahad has an extensive experience leading financial strategies to facilitate the company’s ambitious growth plans. Expert in evaluating new projects, including preparing the cost benefit and building financial models. He is also a proven leader with strong communication and people management skills, adept at leading/motivating high-performing teams and building long-lasting relations with stakeholders and internal management at all levels.. He can be reached at
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13. Director - External Affairs: Aliaksandr Razuvanau
Seasoned Finance Professional with 12+ years of international experience in corporate financial reporting, budgeting & forecasting, cash flows and working capital management, financial advisory, M&A due diligence and ISA-based audits. FPAC certification holder (Financial Planning & Analysis), certified chartered auditor.He can be reached at
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14. Director - Webmaster: Mohamed Hamdy Abdo Hassan
Hamdy is a GCC VAT Diploma (TAAN#20041752) & CMA Candidate. Holds a Bachelor of Degree in Finance and Accounting from Ain Shams University, Cairo. He is having experience in all aspects of Accounting with high skills in Financial Planning and Analyses & Previous external Audit experience for more than 10 years for a lot of sectors such ( Hospitality, Retail , Construction, F&B, Aviation ), He is currently working as a Treasury officer & Tax Compliance at one of the leading regional providers of integrated aviation readiness solutions for military and civilian customers (GAL) to provide comprehensive aviation services that meet dynamic military needs across the globe, and a global supply chain supported through agreements and partnerships with the world’s leading OEMs. GAL is a subsidiary with ADQ group which is contribute to Abu Dhabi's growth by developing economic clusters that act as catalysts to make the greatest contribution possible for the future development. He can be reached at
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