• Arab News interview on the Gulf's recent transformation

An audit of the Gulf's transformation

Grant Thornton is riding just outside the leading pack of the Big Four accounting and consulting giants. When Arab News interviewed Hisham Farouk, CEO of Grant Thornton in the UAE, he confirmed that’s exactly how the firm likes it.

While the Big Four have been getting increasingly embroiled in battles with regulators over perceived conflicts of interest and other abuses of the auditing system, Grant Thornton is happy to leave them to it.