Loutfi Echhade

loufti-echhadeFamily Business Leader, Middle East and North Africa

Ernst & Young
Al Faisaliah Office Tower
Riyadh 11461
Saudi Arabia

Phone: +966 1 215 9888
Email: loutfi.echhade@sa.ey.com

Loutfi Echhade leads and coordinates EY’s Family Business Center of Excellence in the Middle East and North Africa region.

Experience
Before joining EY in 2002, Loutfi served as a Global Audit Partner, advising companies across the Middle East and North Africa on a wide range of commercial issues. His experience includes due diligence for mergers and acquisitions, valuations, company reorganization and restructuring, and advising on governance for a number of multinational family-owned businesses. Loutfi has led courses on various topics, including internal audit, risk management, fraudulent reporting and family and corporate governance. A member of the Family Firm Institute in the US and the Family Business Forum in the Middle East, Loutfi has over 35 years’ experience of serving companies in the region.

Qualifications
Loutfi is a qualified US Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and has attended strategic leadership programs at Harvard and at Kellogg University in the US. He also holds qualifications in management accounting, internal audit, information systems audit and in fraud investigation. He speaks Arabic and English.

Credentials
Loufti has worked with clients including Obeikan Group, Al Khorayef Group, Fawaz Al Hokair Group, Medgulf Group, Kingdom Holding, Banque Saudi Fransi, Riyad Bank, Mawarid Group, Hejailan Group, Abdul Mohsen Al Hokair Group and Hoshanco Group.

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