Dr Heakal obtained his Bachelor of Commerce in accounting with Honors from the Faculty of Commerce, University of Cairo and his Master of Science and PhD in accounting with minors in economics and finance from the University of Illinois in the USA. He has been a Certified Public Accountant in the United States since 1979. He has more than 40 years of combined academic, professional and business experience in the United States and the United Kingdom.
Dr Heakal was a university professor in Minnesota for 10 years before joining the now fifth largest assurance, tax and consulting firm in the United States (RSM USA) as a senior partner in 1979.
Dr Heakal remained as a senior partner/managing director with RSM USA until he relocated to Egypt in 2007.
In the United States, Dr Heakal served clients as the lead partner on a variety of large management consulting projects
In Egypt Dr Heakal has been serving clients in real estate investment and development, construction, hotels, offshore oil field services, the financial sector; hospitals and manufacturing.
EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS
- Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting
- MSc of Science in Accounting
- PH.D. in Accounting with minors in Economics & finance
- Certified Public Accountant