RSM International, one of the world’s largest accounting, tax and consulting networks, has announced that Dr. Bassam Dahman will be the Regional Director for RSM Middle East and North Africa region from immediate effect. Dahman is a partner at RSM International’s member firm, Dahman & Co, in UAE and Yemen, and will be responsible for focusing on driving international business growth and developing RSM services and capabilities in the region.

The appointment was announced at the annual regional meeting of RSM firms from the region held in Dubai on 16-17 September. Representatives from RSM member firms and correspondents in Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, UAE and Yemen attended the meeting to discuss expansion and economic development in the region.

Jean Stephens, CEO of RSM International, said: "As business in the Middle East continues to expand and, despite its regional complexities, converge with international markets, clients across this region are looking to their advisers to provide quality services and help them expand into new markets. I am delighted with the appointment of Dr. Bassam Dahman, who has extensive client experience across the region”.

Dr. Bassam Dahman said: "As a long-standing international leader in financial accountancy and consultancy, we have always recognised the importance of transparency and quality service. With the changing regional scene, we are even more strongly positioned to meet the evolving needs of clients’ throughout the Middle East and North Africa. I look forward to working with other RSM member firms across the region to further develop our cooperation and coordinate our efforts to better service our clients.”

Current RSM clients in the region vary, ranging from Ghobash Group of Companies and Al Daman Securities in UAE and Yeme