CPA, MBA, CertIFR
Khalil Fawaz has over seventeen (17) years of investment, advisory and audit experience at reputable regional and international firms. Khalil established Center for Corporate Services (CCS) as well as Move Forward International (MFI) in the consulting and training industries respectively. As part of his role at CCS, he advises clients on IFRS as well as corporate governance related matters. In addition; Khalil acted as an independent audit committee member for Bahamdan Group (including but not limited to: Tasheelat, Tadrees, Safanad and others), independent board member for Al-Masarat Construction Group in KSA, acts as an audit committee member of Zahran Group and acted as an independent board member for Golden Food, UNO and LAM in Lebanon.
As part of his chairmanship role at MFI, Khalil sets the vision, mission and strategy of the Company. He has a leadership role aside from his outstanding teaching skills where he is always ranked as number one.
Khalil was the CFO of Zain Saudi Arabia, a listed company at “Tadawul”. He was nominated as the youngest CFO for a listed company in the region. During his stay at Zain, Khalil led the supervision, structuring and execution of the Rights Issuance of Zain Saudi Arabia amounting to SAR 6 bn. This transaction was considered as the largest investment banking transaction in the GCC region. Additionally, he arranged for an international debt amounting to US$325 mn.
Prior to that, Khalil acted as the Head of Corporate Finance at Middle East Capital Group, a subsidiary of the First National Bank S.A.L. At MECG, Khalil led private placement engagements, IPOs, M&As, real estate funding and management amongst other advisory work.
Khalil began his career at Deloitte & Touche (Lebanon) as an assistant auditor. He later joined PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC – Lebanon) where he assumed the role of experienced manager in the assurance and business advisory division. Khalil worked on advisory and audit projects over nine (9) countries from his base office. Moreover, Khalil carried out audit assignments, dispute analysis engagements and financial due diligence mandates.
Khalil was nominated as best instructor in Morgan International teaching US CPA; CFA levels 1 and 2, CIA, Diploma in IFRS and CMA. In addition, Khalil has provided CPA course to Aramco – KSA. He was assigned as the lead instructor for the DipIFR. He is a lecturer of “Corporate Governance”, “Financial Statement Analysis”, “Valuation” and “Budgeting” among other topics.
Khalil was also selected for secondment as a Manager to PwC New York for a special two (2) years program. However, he did not make the move as he opted for a career shift to investment banking in KSA.
Khalil holds a bachelor of business administration as well as masters in business administration from the Lebanese American University (distinction list) and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA, the US Board of Accountancy in California) and holds a Certificate in International Financial Reporting (CertIFR) from the ACCA.