The Praesidium team possesses more than 70 years of collective experience. The key personnel of the Praesidium Management Team are:

Akhtar Hanif Aziz – Managing Director
FCA (England & Wales), CA (Pakistan), CFE (USA)

Mr. Akhtar Hanif Aziz is an economics graduate and fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. After his qualification from the Institute, he worked for Haines Watts, a leading Chartered Accountancy firm in the UK. During the economic boom in the UK, he gained experience in the areas of mergers, acquisitions and buyouts and he most often led troubleshooting assignments. After he left the UK in 1990, he headed the KPMG offices located in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. This gave him the opportunity to handle audit and consultancy assignments of mega-conglomerates like Sabic, Shell, BP etc, during which time he was the financial supervisor of the Olefin project worth US$ 1.20 billion. In 1993, he joined Etisalat, a Telecom giant in Abu Dhabi, UAE, as Chief Internal Auditor and thus honed his skills in fraud detection, investigation and prevention.

Mr. Akhtar also specializes in the use of Computer Assisted Audit Tools (CAATs), such as Audit Command Language (ACL) and i2. These tools are primarily used to analyze organizational data to highlight and inquire into areas needing further investigation. He is internationally recognized for his Revenue Assurance skills, having been a Member and Chairman of FIINA- Forum of International carriers for Irregular Network Access, an association of more than 150 telecom operators from more than 85 countries. As Chief InternalAuditor at Etisalat, he was also responsible for pre-auditing and vetting all contracts worth billions of US $.

Mr. Akhtar has been a member of various international investigation and analysis committees in the telecom sector. By virtue of his international assignments, he has valuable contacts and working relations in more than 40 countries of the world. His extensive portfolio also includes international assignments and negotiations for out-of-court settlements. His successful dealing with international organizations led to his appointment with Pakistan Telecommunications Co. Ltd (PTCL), where he worked as Senior Executive Vice President for three years.

He has extensive experience in the areas of:

  • Fraud Detection, and Investigation
  • Revenue Assurance
  • Contract Vetting
  • Arbitration and Dispute Resolution
  • Detection of Irregular Network Access
  • Usage of CAATS

Praesidium’s Team

  • Has qualifications from internationally recognized prestigious institutes and universities.
  • Has diverse professional background and experience of working with banking, aviation, audit, management consultancy, petroleum, telecom and pharmaceutical organizations in the multinational and public sector.

Senior Executives

  • Chartered Accountants Certified Internal Auditors (CIA)
  • Cost & Management Accountants
  • Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE)
  • MBA’s & MPA’s
  • Certified Information Systems Auditors
  • Law Graduates
  • Certified Financial Analysts (CFA)

Associates and Affiliates:

Praesidium has formed alliances with renowned international Forensic Accounting and Revenue Assurance firms in the UK and USA. Associates and affiliates also include Law firms, IT solution-providers. At Praesidium, there is no compromise on quality. Allegiances are formed with only the best in the business. Praesidium clients can be assured that when they form a relationship with us, they will get the best Accounting, Auditing, Investigation and Revenue Assurance services and also the best Legal advice, complete IT solutions and reliable HR services.