Experienced in financial leadership roles, Hawary joined EIIC in February 2018 as the CFO. Under his current role, he leads the finance, accounting, and treasury functions, while working closely with the senior management of the Group to provide direction and support.
Before joining EIIC, Hawary was CFO of Deyaar Development, a fully integrated real estate development and management company. At Deyaar, he initiated a strategic five-year plan with a focus on diversification to counter the cyclical nature of real estate. After Deyaar, he migrated to Canada where he set up a consultancy company providing finance and accounting services and sourcing of investment opportunities.
Prior to Deyaar, Hawary was the Group CFO at Zabeel Investments, a company which had significant investments in real estate, private equity, and capital markets. He led the financial restructuring of the group and oversaw the completion of several key projects. Hawary was the Head of Finance for a Saudi FMGC conglomerate, where he was a key member of senior management, including the acting COO for the last 18 months.
Hawary began his career in auditing at a public accounting firm in Dubai and earned his CPA in 1994. He worked at Ernst & Young for 11 years moving up to Executive Director during his last three years there. His main areas of focus were audit, accounting, valuation and due diligence, consulting, and internal audit services. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with a major in Finance from the University of Houston in 1990.