Fouad Hourani

Office Managing Director

EDUCATION

  • University of Jordan, BS (Accounting)

AFFILIATIONS

  • Jordan Certified Public Accountant

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

  • Enterprise risk management
  • International tax
  • Oil and gas concession agreements

 Fouad is a Managing Partner at Andersen Tax in Kuwait. He has over 35 years of experience in tax advisory, tax review, accounting, business advisory and production sharing agreements.

Fouad has particular expertise in supporting clients across a wide range of sectors including: oil and gas, banking, insurance, hospitality, real estate, construction, business process outsourcing, financial services, not for profit and public sectors.

Fouad also has extensive experience in due diligence reviews and advisory, cross border transactions, employee compensation restructuring and tax optimization reviews.

Fouad has extensive experience in advising multinational enterprise (MNEs) on business restructurings with conceptualization stage (green field and brown field projects).

He also has experience in tax planning, VAT readiness, family business, mediation and arbitration.

He has been actively involved in liaising with the officials at the Kuwait Direct Investment Promotion Authority.

Fouad is currently handling a portfolio of clients with diversified sectors for obtaining KDIPA license in Kuwait.

Prior to joining Andersen Tax in Kuwait, Fouad held the following positions:

  • Head of advisory at RSM Kuwait
  • Office Managing Partner at EY, Syria
  • Office Managing Partner at Arthur Andersen, Syria

Fouad has work experience across Jordan, Lebanon, Yemen, Saudi Arabia Iraq and Kuwait.

 SKILLS

  • Fouad has particular expertise in supporting clients across a wide range of sectors including; oil & gas, banks, insurance companies, hospitality, real estate, construction, business process outsourcing, financial services, non for profit and public sector.
  • Fouad also has extensive experience in due diligence reviews and advisory, cross border transactions, employee compensation restructuring and tax optimization reviews.
  • Fouad has experience in advising multinational enterprise (MNEs) on business restructurings with conceptualisation stage (green field and brown field projects).
  • He has experience in tax planning, VAT readiness, family business, mediation and arbitration.
  • He has been actively involved in liaising with the officials at the Kuwait Direct Investment Promotion Authority.
  • Currently handling a portfolio of clients with diversified sectors for obtaining KDIPA license in Kuwait.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Prior to joining Andersen in Kuwait, Fouad was holding following positions:

  • Head of advisory at RSM Kuwait.
  • Office Managing Partner with EY.
  • Office Managing Partner at Arthur Andersen, Syria.
  • Fouad has work experience across Jordan, Lebanon, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Kuwait.