The Accounting and Finance Show Advisory Board is comprised of the industry’s most credible and distinguished finance leaders.


Our Advisory Board counsels The Accounting and Finance Show on the strategic direction for the conference programme, provides insight into the research community and ensures only the highest quality of content is being delivered to attendees each year.


  Anshul Srivastav
Chief Information Officer and Digital Officer
Union Insurance Company
Sebastian Samuel
Chief Information Officer
  AW Rostamani Group
Mahar Afzal
Group VAT Manager
Galadari Brothers
Muhammad Khurram
Chief Finance Officer 
Dubai Asset Management
Tariq Sanad
Chief Financial Officer
Ahmed Gomaa
Regional Finance Supervisor
Mehrdad Talaifar
Associate Partner, Tax Technology and Transformation
Ernst & Young​
Mohamed Fayçal Charfeddine
Global Head of Tax 
Aujan Group Holding
Nauman Asif Mian
Chief Financial Officer​
Nidal Abu-Maizer
 Saudi Jordanian Investment Fund  
Elena Sorokach
Director of Finance
Nueva Melt Water DMCC
Rachelle Roesler
Finance Business Partner 
LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics LLC
Carlo Kasparian
Group Financial Controller
Mina Group/ Mina Petroleum
Nilofer Shadan
Head of Risk, Compliance & Tax
Fatema Haveliwalla
Head of Finance and Accounts
Bill Anderson
Group Chief Strategy Officer   
Gulf Tax Accounting Group 

Preparing for VAT auditing

2018 saw the introduction of VAT to UAE. One year on and the next challenge highlighted by our advisory board is the roll out of VAT audits on organisations. To help attendees overcome this challenge we have included several VAT workshops and panel discussions in our programme. 


The rise of automation and AI

Automation within accounting and finance is becoming much more prevalent. However an important point which was shared by our advisory board is that regardless of the level of automation, a human interface will always play an important part. Our agenda includes several sessions to help attendees understand how to combine automation with current infrastructure to drive process optimisation.


The cross industry VAT principles

Whilst VAT may be implemented differently across GCC, our advisory board explained that the variance in legislation will come mostly from industries rather than regions. The Accounting and Finance show will bring together key players from different industries to compare VAT similarities and differences and find out what different industries can learn from each other.