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HLB International Emerges as 2020’s Network of the Year

HLB International was recognized as the “Network of the Year” by the 2020 Digital Accountancy Awards, the industry’s premiere awards program.

HLB International distinguished itself by achieving strong growth in its service offering(particularly in its advisory services), engaging in community projects and launching a new strategy, “Shaping Our Shared Future”, to further strengthen the network’s service offering, technology, working environments and brand. 

To be considered for this award, nominees had to demonstrate the execution of profitable growth strategies, be recognized by the industry as a reputable brand and have excelled in a number of key strategic and operational areas. The win came close on the heels of HLB International’s 50th anniversary last 2019,which saw a global combined turnover of USD 2,930,000,000 and 7% increase in revenue.

Commenting on the win, Mr.Marco Donzelli, CEO of HLB international said “I am immensely proud that HLB has been recognized as ‘Network of the Year’. 2019 was a monumental year for us, and we looked forward to building on the fantastic achievements we had made. But we all know that 2020 had been an unprecedented year for everyone, and I’ve been humbled to see how our network has come together to support, not only each other, but also our clients during these extraordinary times. This award is truly a reflection of all the hard work and dedication of our people from all over the world, and it shows the strength of our tagline, ‘Together we make it happen.”

HLB HAMT is a UAE-based accounting firm and part of HLB International, a global independent advisory network. It currently ranks 12th in the list of largest audit and consulting organizations in the world, according to the International Accounting Bulletin.  A keen adopter of new technologies, HLB HAMT is at the forefront of innovation, investing in platforms such as cloud blockchain, artificial intelligence and Robotic Process Automation – all in pursuit of offering better-quality solutions for their clients and enabling them to make more conscious business decisions.

Mr. John Varghese, Founder and Managing Partner of HLB HAMT said, “If there’s one thing all businesses have in common, from local start-ups to multi-national conglomerates, it’s that business is and always will be about people. And wherever people are involved, building trust is the way forward and catalyst for growth. This is precisely what we at HLB HAMT do: building trusted relationships with our clients, now for over 20 years in the region.”

Since 1999, HLB HAMT has been helping businesses grow in the region with a host of services divided into 3main verticals: Advisory, Audit & Assurance, and Tax.

With 7 offices all over the UAE and 795 offices across 158 countries in Asia, Europe, North America and South America, HLB International supports a diversified, multi-national portfolio of clients, including privately-owned, publicly-listed, public sector and Fortune 500-listed companies. This is made possible by a team of 300UAE-based multi-national professionals, spearheaded by Hisham Taher, John Varghese, Vijay Anand, Jay Krishnan, Manoj Kumar and Sumesh Kunnath. Together, they bring a multiplicity of expertise and perspectives to provide consistent high-quality client experience and personalized service.


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