According to sources, Deloitte continues to build its infrastructure capabilities in the Middle East with the addition of Dorian Reece, who was previously head of Deloitte's Airport practice in the UK.
Dorian has been with Deloitte for seven years advising airports and infrastructure investors specializing in commercial strategy, valuation and airport mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Prior to joining Deloitte Dorian worked at a number of international airports in both the UK and Australia.
Deloitte is currently developing a Global Centre of Excellence in the Middle East for Infrastructure and Capital Projects (I&CP).
Nick Prior, Global Leader, Infrastructure and Capital Projects, Deloitte Global commented:
"The Middle East is a natural hub for developing a Centre of Excellence for I&CP, as it represents an area of huge potential presently and in the long term. The expansion of our aviation capabilities in the region demonstrates Deloitte's commitment to our clients and our focus on having people with deep industry expertise."
"We are delighted that Dorian is joining our growing Middle East I&CP team and in particular as this further strengthens our market leading capability in the airports and broader infrastructure sector."
Dorian Reece has actually spent the past two years splitting his time between the UK and the Middle East. Commenting on his move, Mr. Reece said:
"This was a natural transition. Our global airport engagements continue to grow. The Middle East with its huge pipeline of airport development activity and the global accessibility make being based in the region a logical decision".
He also said that Deloitte's airport capabilities extend throughout the whole airport asset lifecycle and that the firm's capabilities in project delivery are benefiting airports in the region as they deliver future capacity to meet the continuing growth of the region.