Chapter Board




BOARD OF DIRECTORS, IMA ABU DHABI-UAE CHAPTER FOR 2021-2022


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 president@imaabudhabichapter.org
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2. VP – Engagement & Treasurer: Jaouad Chadli, MBA
Jaouad holds an MBA in Financial Management and Strategies from FEDE (Fez, Morocco) 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 Cluster Accounting-Audit Supervisor at Abu Dhabi National Hotels. Previously, he handled different positions with Marriott International for 4 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 treasurer@imaabudhabichapter.org
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3. VP - Education & Webmaster:
Chad Myko Bayon-On, CPA, CMA
, CSCA 
A business financial information advocate, strategist, accountant, auditor and business consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the hospitality industry, retail industry, construction, food and beverage, government agencies and professional service industry. Skilled in Strategic Planning, Management Reporting, Financial Reporting, Budgeting, Performance Management, Accounting, Consolidated Reporting, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and International Financial Reporting Standards 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 education@imaabudhabichapter.org
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4. 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 vpcommunication@imaabudhabichapter.org
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5. Director - Administration and Board Secretary: Shayne Samuel Mazarira

Shayne is a 26-year-old holder of a First Class Degree in Banking & Finance, a CFA Level 2 and CMA Part 2 Candidate with a little over 4 years of experience in Accounting and Finance with 2 of those being at supervisory / management level. He has a deep-rooted interest in the field of finance primarily centred on representation and mental health awareness in the corporate sector. His passion is to see people with a background like his rising through the ranks to take up significant roles in finance. In addition, he wants to ensure that issues surrounding mental health in the corporate sector are taken seriously and given a piece of the pie chart. He can be reached at secretary@imaabudhabichapter.org
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6. 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 sm@imaabudhabichapter.org
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7. 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 events@imaabudhabichapter.org
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8. 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 admin@imaabudhabichapter.org
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9. 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 info@imaabudhabichapter.org
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