Core Team

The core team of professionals which includes Country Heads, Managing Partners, Engagement Leaders and Principal which forms the pillar of Baker Tilly, helping it grow as a single firm within the GCC states, delivering solutions everyday all year around. The Group is led by Mago JB Singh, Principal & Group Managing Partner; however the real strength of the Group definitely lies in its outstanding teams of Partners and Team Leaders.

The Partners, Directors and Consultants at “Baker Tilly” have vast and varied knowledge & experience which range from over five decades for most Senior Partner to one decade for the recently promoted Junior Partners. The Core Team together has over 200 years of collective work experience and sector specific specialty in delivering insightful solutions.

Here are our Partners & Leaders who have built the firm and are a great example of leadership with their continued support in leading the firm to a "higher level" every day.

Core Partners

Mago JB Singh

A Technocrat, Entrepreneur and Visionary, he leads the Group, is the center of gravity and a great source of motivation to the team of partners, professionals and associates for delivering innovative solutions and refining their skills. He comes with over three decades of experience in industrial & manufacturing consulting, Corporate Finance, International Advisory & Structuring, Lead Advisory & Floating, Debt and Equity Portfolio Management, Tax planning & Advisory, Restructuring Revamping & Revival Advisory, Infrastructure & Real Estate Development projects.

Adrian V. McKay FCCA

A Chartered Accountant from the UK, he leads the Risk Advisory practice of the Group as the Partner In charge. After qualifying in the City of London with Spicer & Pegler, Chartered Accountants Adrian spent nine years as an Auditor with Bank of America and covered 26 Countries. Adrian then spent twelve years in Kuwait where he was the Head of Internal Audit at The Gulf Bank and then mentored a young Kuwaiti at Kuwait Investment Company. He then went to Saudi Arabia for seven years and held the positions of Advisor to the EVP Finance and Head of Governance and Compliance in Operations at Riyad Bank. Prior to joining us Adrian spent five years at BDO in Bahrain.

Swamy Pentyala

CEO and Managing Partner of the Information Technology division of the Group, Swamy brings with him 2 decades of expertise, knowledge and exceptional skills in the IT domain. He has invaluable domain expertise across Public Sector, Logistics, Free zones, Investment Authorities, Corporate Shared Services, Retail, Ports, Property, Hospitality, Trade Portals, Healthcare, Hospitality, Oil and Gas all along his tenure with the current and previous engagements.

Awad Bamkhalef

An Auditor & Certified Chartered Accountant by profession, Awad – a seasoned executive is the Country Head and Managing partner of the Sultanate of Oman and leads the Muscat & Salalah practice of the Group. He comes with over two decades of experience.

Hashem Abu Farha

An American CPA, Hashem leads the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) practice of the Group. He is the senior director, Jeddah and Dammam offices and holds tremendous leadership qualities and plays a commendable role in leading & training his people. Hashem comes with over 2 decades of experience in Audit, Tax and Advisory.

Ayad Al Serahi

A CPA from Saudi Organization of CPA, Ayad is the National Partner of the KSA Practice. He has strong connections and experience with Saudi Government Organizations including Saudi Aramco, where has served prior to joining Baker Tilly. He supports the overall functioning of the firm across the country.

Eyad Hussain

An American CPA and a Bahraini National, Eyad leads the Manama (Bahrain) practice of the Group. He is a young dynamic and focused professional with great value & respect for the profession.

Samer Hassan Ali

An American CPA and GCPA, Samer is the youngest Partner within the Group. He carries extensive experience in the field of Audit & Assurance and currently leads the practice in Doha, State of Qatar as the Engagement Leader and Managing Partner.