Wiqar Avais

Mr. Wiqar Avais is a visionary leader who founded RSM in Pakistan in 1988 with Adnan Zaman, another partner of RSM, setting the stage for a journey marked by innovation, excellence, and a strong commitment to client service. His strategic acumen and entrepreneurial spirit were pivotal in establishing RSM as a premier professional services firm in Pakistan, guiding its significant growth and expansion across various sectors. 

As the founding partner and managing partner until December 2018, Mr. Avais played a crucial role in shaping the firm's success, entrusting the role of managing partner to Hamid Masood while continuing as the senior partner, providing strategic guidance and leveraging his extensive 45+ years of experience to drive the firm's growth and uphold its core values.

Under Mr. Avais's leadership, RSM Pakistan has thrived, setting new standards of service and integrity within the industry. His legacy as the founder continues to inspire a culture of excellence and innovation within the firm, ensuring its continued relevance and growth in the corporate world. Despite the challenges inherent in navigating complex regulatory landscapes and evolving market demands, Mr. Avais's motivation stems from his passion for driving positive change within the organization and making a meaningful impact in the industry. His involvement in international conferences and as a member of the Asia Pacific board of RSM highlights his commitment to global collaboration and growth opportunities.

Beyond his professional endeavors, Mr. Avais's interests extend to nurturing his garden, exploring new destinations through travel, and immersing himself in the world of literature. Gardening serves as a therapeutic outlet for him, providing a sense of tranquility amidst the demands of daily life. His love for travel fuels a spirit of adventure and discovery, while his passion for reading across various genres and subjects enriches his knowledge and inspires him. Mr. Avais's active involvement in organizations like Pakistan Blooms, the English-Speaking Union Lahore Chamber, and the Old Ravian Association underscores his commitment to horticulture, linguistic and cultural exchanges, education, and community engagement, aligning with his values and interests outside the realm of professional services.

Career timeline:

  • 1977 – Founded the firm in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
  • 1988 – Laid the foundation of the firm in Pakistan with two offices in Lahore and Karachi
  • 1996 – Joined RSM as a member firm
  • 2018 – Handed over the role of the Managing Partner after 41 years of professional career
  • 2023 – July - Delegated the Lahore office to the Second Senior Partner Syed Ali Adnan

Professional Certification:

  • Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP)
  • Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW)


  • Graduation in Economics and Political Science - 1969