Mr. Noorur Rahman Abid

Position: Former EY - Head of Assurance
Categories: BOGs

Mr. Noorur Rahman has more than 35 years’ experience in the Accounting & Auditing profession, across Europe, Middle East and Africa, of which the last 25 years have been in various leadership roles as Assurance Leader for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and Audit Partner for clients ranging from investment companies, private equity houses, commercial banks, Islamic banks, government ministries, regulators, commercial entities and manufacturing industries. He was recently appointed as Board Director of the Kuwait Finance House As the Assurance Leader for EY MENA region from 1999 to 2012, Noor was responsible for managing 17 offices, 100 partners and over 5,000 employees. Mr. Noor has served as the Chairman of Auditing Standards Committee, and the Deputy Chairman of Accounting and Auditing Standards Board of AAOIFI (Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions). He is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of this Organization. Noor was declared the winner of the World Islamic Banking Conference 2012 Industry Leadership Award in recognition of his contribution to Islamic Banking. In his role as the leader of the MENA Assurance practice Noor embarked on a plan to refocus and strengthen EY’s market leadership position. With the goal of long-term sustainable growth, Noor’s strategy was centered on the firm’s historic strength and unique competitive advantages: its global franchise, unique emerging market footprint, investment in talent and encouraging diversity & entrepreneurship. He has made a significant contribution towards developing and launching Accounting Standards that are in line with Islamic Sharia principles by working as Chairman of the Accounting and Auditing Committee of AAOIFI. Since 2012 Noor has been a member of Board of Trustees of AAOIFI and has contributed in all aspects of its development and progress. In his role as Director in the second largest Islamic Bank in the world and the largest Islamic Bank in Pakistan he continues to contribute in corporate governance, internal controls and other strategic matters. He has also played an active role in strengthening Anti-Money Laundering processes and controls in all the financial institutions he is involved in. Mr. Noorur Rahman Abid is a Fellow Chartered Accountant from Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales