Ghazanfar Shah
Senior Director
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17+ years of experience performing complex investigations across Middle East, Africa, South Asia, Europe and the U.S.
Lead numerous high profile FCPA investigations in MENA over the last seven years
Trusted advisor to government entities, sovereign wealth funds and multi-national companies
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Ghazanfar Shah (Ghaz) is a Senior Director with Alvarez & Marsal’s Disputes & Investigations practice in Dubai.

Mr. Shah is an experienced fraud investigator and forensic accountant who has assisted clients with forensic accounting investigations, financial and forensic reviews and dispute engagements. Mr. Shah has also been involved in assisting governments, sovereign wealth funds and multi-national companies with fraud investigations, asset tracing and asset recovery.

With more than 17 years of forensic experience, Mr. Shah has been instrumental in assisting his clients navigate complex fraud investigations across multi-jurisdictional waters. Mr. Shah is considered a trusted financial adviser to numerous government institutions, multi-national companies and major real estate developers in the Middle East. In this role, Mr. Shah is routinely asked by clients to investigate allegations of fraud by their subsidiaries, partners and/or their distributor/agents within the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Shah spent seven years with a Big Four accounting firm in their Forensic Investigations division in Dubai, where he most recently served as Director. During this time, Mr. Shah headed numerous high-profile fraud and anti-bribery investigations spanning the globe including the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the United States.

Mr. Shah earned a master’s degree in accounting with an emphasis in finance from Oklahoma State University.

Mr. Shah is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in the state of Colorado, U.S. Mr. Shah is also a Fellow Chartered Certified Accountant (FCCA) from the U.K., a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS). He is fluent in English and Urdu, and has working knowledge of Hindi and Punjabi.

NOTE: Alvarez & Marsal employs CPAs but is not a licensed CPA firm.