Waleed Ikram is a Qualified Chartered Accountant with more than 6 years experience in providing auditing and advisory services to various sectors including hospitality, mutual funds, investment banking, retail, oil and gas, chemical, textiles, and real estate. As a senior accountant, he is primarily responsible for managing the accounting and financial reporting matters of the hospitality portfolio. His duties also include coordinating with hotel management companies, managing operational budgets, overseeing CAPEX payments, exploring refinancing options at lower capital cost, and managing cash flows.
Waleed’s past professional experience includes working as an audit manager and senior associate in one of the big four audit firms, KPMG, where he gained vast experience and expertise in group and statutory audits, taxation, internal control assessment, financial statement analysis, forensic audits, and other statutory certifications.
Waleed is an Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA) from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) and is currently pursuing his ACA qualification from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).
Typical Waleed: Ambitious about his professional career and believes in continuous professional development through self-learning. He is a family person and aims to keep balance in all aspects of his life.
Past Itineraries: Cruising at Dubai Creek, jeep riding in Dubai Safari Desert, biking in the northern mountains of Pakistan, scuba diving at Similan Islands, Thailand and eating delicious Turkish food in the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul.
Passionate About: Health and Fitness.
Guilty Pleasure: Molten lava cake with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream.
Favorite Quote: "Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts." -Winston S. Churchill.