Strategic Adviser, Tax Leadership Team
Mr Abdelhamid Attalla, was most recently the MEA corporate tax director for General Electric, supported by a team of up to 20 colleagues, he spearheaded GE's tax strategy across the Middle East & Africa. Previous to his in-house role with GE, Abdelhamid has also served with both PwC and Andersen, in both the UK and US, and for many years he worked with KPMG as the senior tax partner in Egypt, and also as Chief Operating Officer of KPMG's tax practice across the Middle East region. Fluent in English and Arabic, Abdelhamid is both a US CPA and Egyptian Chartered Accountant with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting (Cairo University 1981), Master of Accountancy (Texas A & I University 1984) and Master of Taxation (American University in Washington D.C. 1986). Abdelhamid brings a wealth of expertise and industry experience with him, and serves multinational clients across the MEA region. Abdelhamid has spoken at numerous events over the years, and attended various groups in the region, including but not limited to Tax Executives Institute, International Fiscal Association, and the International Tax & Investment Centre. He has been published on numerous occasions; including International Tax Review, and he also appeared in their largest deals/acquisitions table whilst at KPMG. Abdelhamid has served and continues to serve as a leading figure in the region's tax community.