Irshad is the Audit & Assurance Business Leader for Deloitte Bahrain in addition to his role as the Islamic Finance Leader for Deloitte Middle East. He possesses over 30 years of professional experience and has a strong track record in leading internal and external audits of large multinational groups in diverse industry sectors.
Prior to joining Deloitte, Irshad was an audit and assurance partner with PwC Bahrain. The depth of Irshad’s expertise in the industry is underpinned by his hands-on experience of leading financial reporting and tax functions at Samba Financial Group in Saudi Arabia, and Etisalat – UAE.
Irshad is a member of important regulatory committees such as the Accounting Board at the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institution (AAOIFI), where he also serves on the Technical Accounting and Interpretation Committee (TAIC) and Independent Shari’a Audit Committee of the Waqf Fund – Central Bank of Bahrain.
Irshad is the Chairman of the AAOIFI Takaful Accounting Standards Group and serves on the Editorial Board of Journal of Islamic Financial Accounting (JOIFA) issued by AAOIFI. He is a Deputy Convener at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) Takaful accounting standards committee.
As a Chartered Accountant from the ICAEW and the ICAP and Chartered Management Accountant from the ICMAP, Irshad brings a wealth of experience to the industry to benefit clients across Asia, Middle East and globally.