Deloitte has appointed Rashid Bashir as the new CEO of the Consulting practice in the Middle East. He will start his new role on 1 January 2023, succeeding Tim Parr, who is due to retire.
In his current role at Deloitte, Rashid is serving the company as Chief Strategy Officer and as lead partner for the Government and Public Services practice at Deloitte Middle East.
Rashid has been advising national governments in the GCC on socioeconomic transformations and will continue to advise on large scale government projects across the region. He has substantial experience working on some of the most complex policy issues facing governments, including economic growth, job creation, education, innovation and entrepreneurship.
On Bashir’s appointment, Dajani, CEO of Deloitte Middle East, commented, “Tim is succeeded by Rashid Bashir who will be leading our consulting practice as it enters a new and ambitious stage of growth. Rashid has played a critical role in delivering our strategy and serving the governments of the region, and I am confident he will bring his vision for the business, understanding of the market and his passion for our people and clients to his new leadership role.”
Commenting on his appointment, Rashid Bashir said, “Against a backdrop of constant change – be it climate, technological or economic – governments and the private sector will continue to transform. Our ambition is to become the largest Consulting practice in the region, nurturing the national talent and serving our clients with distinction. My leadership team will include three women partners and 12 different nationalities, championing diversity and inclusion.”
Rashid holds an MBA in Strategy from Strathclyde Business School in Scotland and a Master of Philosophy in Economics from The University of Glasgow. Before moving to the Middle East 12 years ago, Rashid was a strategy consultant with Deloitte UK.