About Bassam

Bassam is a Temple University graduate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA majoring in Business Administration with emphasis on Accounting in 1990. 

He is a CPA and Board Member of the International Arab Certified Accountants Association.

In UAE, Bassam was co-founder of RSM Dahman (previously known as Dahman & Co.) and its sister firm RSM Dahman Management Consultancy (previously known as Crescent Management Consultancy in Dubai in 1996 and launched the RSM UAE IT Consultancy company in 2017.   

In Yemen, Bassam participated in the establishment of RSM Dahman in Sana'a in 1997 and in Aden in 2001 and managed both offices from 2004 till 2014.

In 2010 Bassam was elected as the Regional Leader for MENA (Middle East & North Africa) to oversee the growth and development of RSM within the region and in 2017 the sub region of West Africa was added to MENA. 

In Audit and consultancy, Bassam has been the Partner in Charge of several clients in the following sectors:

  • Financial services, banks, manufacturing, trade, catering, oil fields' services and transportation, training and education, port management, shipping, travel and tourism, hotels, money exchange, construction, insurance, etc.
  • Development projects funded by the World Bank, IDA, IBRD, UNHCR, the Royal Netherlands Government and the Embassy of Japan - Yemen.
  • Governmental agencies.

In training, Bassam managed and supervised several Finance and Accounting training courses in banks, private sector firms and governmental agencies. Also developed many training materials and presented training courses.

As part of raising professional awareness, Bassam has written and translated several articles on Audit, IAS that are published in a professional journal.

 

Academic Qualifications 

PhD (Accounting) – Stanford University, USA – 2004

BBA – Temple University, USA – 1990 

 

Professional Associations

International Accountants Society of Chartered Accountants (IASCA) – Jordan, 2014-present

UAE Auditors and Accountants Association (AAA), 2014-present

Yemeni Association of Certified Public Accountants (YACPA) – 2004-present

 

Positions Held 

Board Member – International Arab Society of Certified Accountants (IASCA) since 2014 

MENA & WA Regional Leader – RSM International since 2010

 

Languages

Arabic, English