About Abbas

Strategist, Management Consultant, Auditor and Author

Abbas is partner at Mazars Group, strategist, management consultant, auditor and author who is mainly concerned about the human being development at the universal level. He is inspired in his life by enabling others, whether individual or organizations, to succeed.

He has supported many organizations to successes, helping them achieve their potentials strategically and operationally. He has also contributed to raising the capabilities of thousands of individuals both at the professional level and in the general humanitarian field through his books, lectures, special sessions and the development of their Institutional capacity.

He published 6 books and many articles that aimed at providing support and guidance to individuals, communities and institutions to enable them to make positive, conscious and purposeful practical changes that make their lives better, more secure and happier.

His books have been highly appreciated by many independent professionals and thinkers of various intellectual orientations and religious affiliations around the world.

My Bio:

A seasoned C-level executive and business visionary, with a successful history of delivering unprecedented growth and 25+years of career in renowned organizations such as Arthur Anderson, E&Y and KPMG distinguished by sustained accomplishments.

Recognized as a thought leader, innovator, trustworthy business advisor and an expert in defining, evolving and executing business strategies. Renowned for broad strengths in strategic management, risk management, change management and optimizing business processes.

CPA

Certified Public Accountant, USA

CMgr

Chartered Manager, CMI, UK

CMC

Certified Management Consultant, IC, UK

CFE

Certified Fraud Examiner, USA

BA

Bachelor of Accounting, Beirut Arab University, Lebanon

BE

Bachelor of Economics, Beirut Arab University, Lebanon

PDBA

Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration, Heriot - Watt University, UK

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Testimonials

H.E. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohammad AssalmiMinister of Awqaf and Religious Affairs, Oman

H.E. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohammad Assalmi

"We have nothing except to praise the explicit effort exerted in this publication (Islamic Strategy). It finds solutions for each problem it addresses and sets out a plan for every purpose it targets. This practical strategy undoubtedly contributes to paths of the renaissance of the nation and the advancement of humanity.”

Minister of Awqaf and Religious Affairs, Oman
H.E. Dr. Fuad Jafar Al SajwaniMinister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Oman

H.E. Dr. Fuad Jafar Al Sajwani

“He showed great tenacity in his work and demonstrated a strong ability to complete assignments successfully. He is very capable, thoughtful and considered person. His capacity for hard work and ability to grasp new concepts are outstanding. On personal note, o am strongly impressed by the way he conducts himself. He is always courteous and polite. He possesses natural leadership quality.”

Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Oman
Dr. Yahya Abu ZakariaArabic journalist

Dr. Yahya Abu Zakaria

Abbas Al Humaid is a researcher and a creative writer. He sailed in the realms of innovation and epistemological creation. He is not just an expert in the management, financial, and auditing consults and leadership of enterprises and strategies, he is also well versed in the Arabic and Islamic culture. He led serious attempts to formulate a renaissance for the Arabic and Islamic world.

Arabic journalist
Loïc WallaertAdviser to the Mazars Group Executive Board

Loïc Wallaert

Abbas Al-Humaid fully shares our values and demonstrates the commitment to excellence and professionalism that we seek in our partners.

Adviser to the Mazars Group Executive Board
Dr. Mohammed Saleem al Awa

Dr. Mohammed Saleem al Awa

“I read the book (Introduction to Shi’a Islam) and it delighted me with its precise and concise content.”

Dr. Tareq al Suwaidan

Dr. Tareq al Suwaidan

“Few people in the nation have the ability to think like you do”

Sayyed Mounir El-Khabaz

Sayyed Mounir El-Khabaz

Abbas Aal Humaid enjoys a diverse and encyclopedic mentality and culture. He proved capable in establishing the Islamic concepts and presenting them with solid and robust foundations. His literate faculties and his sense of beauty helped him formulate the religious thought paradigm in a smooth and fluent statement that combines strength and clarity. That is hardly surprising from someone who enjoys a smooth capability of writing and expression.

Richard LobleyVice President, Strategy, Projects and Controls

Richard Lobley

“Abbas has a unique blend of entrepreneurial instinct and capability, combined with "blue chip" consulting skills and experience. Abbas approaches all his projects with great energy and enthusiasm, utilising his extensive network to the full to achieve business success.”

Vice President, Strategy, Projects and Controls
Marjorie GardyneCIPD, CMC, FIBC, FCMI, CMGR, Independent Management Consultant

Marjorie Gardyne

“Abbas has been the driving force introducing accredited professional management programmes throughout the Gulf region. He has a high intellectual capability bringing experience and structure along with the gravitas needed to lead the organisation. He is strategically orientated and his personality could be described as: Eager, Forward Thinking, Organized, and Compassionate. Abbas is strategically orientated, demonstrates masterful knowledge and possess diverse management skills to achieve positive results for the organisation.” 

CIPD, CMC, FIBC, FCMI, CMGR, Independent Management Consultant
Adrian Frenchex-Business Development Manager, Chartered Management Institute, UK

Adrian French

“I have known Abbas now for 3 years. He is very business focused and always acts in a very professional manner. He can be relied upon to deliver high quality, accredited management programmes for his clients.”

ex-Business Development Manager, Chartered Management Institute, UK
Dr Nick CliffordPhD, MBA, MCMI, FRSA Senior Fellow, Manchester Business School

Dr Nick Clifford

Abbas has acquired a considerable educational background which provides him with the necessary academic and theoretical knowledge of strategic management to be authoritative in his views. He is well versed in the theory of strategy and strategy formulation – working in a large corporate organization has provided him with the knowledge and experience to work effectively in such environments. He is also creative and has written on the subject of strategy and the need for better strategic thinking across the corporate world.

PhD, MBA, MCMI, FRSA Senior Fellow, Manchester Business School
Lynda Purserex-Director Institute of Management Consultancy, UK

Lynda Purser

“The Institute has also awarded Mr. Abbas Ali Mahmood a fellowship of the institute of Management Consultancy, UK (FIMC). FIMC is the highest level of professional membership, and is awarded to those who can demonstrate evidence of a significant contribution to the management consultancy profession.”

ex-Director Institute of Management Consultancy, UK
Jose L Loraex-CEO, Inma Property Development LLC

Jose L Lora

“Abbas Al Humaid has collaborated extensively with “Inma Property Development LLC”. Abbas is very detail oriented and helped us to establish our market position, our core goal system and the core competencies required to develop a sustainable competitive advantage. We are thankful to Abbas for his leadership qualities and his attention to details which were instrumental in helping the team to focus. We wholeheartedly give Abbas our recommendation as a person who is a problem solver and has added great value to our organization.”

ex-CEO, Inma Property Development LLC
Ambassador Dr. Musa Jaafar HassanPresident of the 33rd session of the General Conference, UNESCO

Ambassador Dr. Musa Jaafar Hassan

The book comprehensively describes the current position of the Islamic nation in terms of strengths and weaknesses and the future called for by the strategy to achieve the highest goals for the benefit of all mankind.

President of the 33rd session of the General Conference, UNESCO
H.E. Hamid Mohammed al Qatami Ex-minister of Education, UAE

H.E. Hamid Mohammed al Qatami

This book, unique in the way it presents the Islamic Strategy, aims to illustrate the way for the Islamic Nation to rise with the Islamic thought at times of globalization. We appreciate your efforts in this precious project for the good of the Islamic civilization.

Ex-minister of Education, UAE
Professor Jamal Sanad Al- Suwaidi Director General,The Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR), United Arab Emirates

Professor Jamal Sanad Al- Suwaidi

Undoubtedly, it contributes to the enrichment of the discussion about the best alternatives and policies to be followed by Islamic Countries to achieve its strategic objectives and vital resources... The author is a valuable contributor to the Arabic Library because of his subject, content and methodology.

Director General,The Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR), United Arab Emirates
Dr. Abdulaziz Othman AltwaijriDirector General of the ISESCO Secretary General of the FUIW

Dr. Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri

It is my pleasure to express my appreciation for such a scientific effort you have made in authoring this book and setting up this strategy by which you contribute to the development of the Muslim Nation.

Director General of the ISESCO Secretary General of the FUIW
Professor Naguib Algeiaty Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), Morocco

Professor Naguib Algeiaty

It detected most of the Islamic World’s problems and sets out goals of a working plan aimed at studying these problems and solving them…. I praise your valuable attempts and hope you succeed in your project which will need a great scientific effort to be achieved.

Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), Morocco
Dr. Khairuddin Haseeb Director General, Centre for Arab Unity Studies, Lebanon

Dr. Khairuddin Haseeb

Two important matters are what attracted our attention in your (distinguished) research: 1.Transform “strategic planning” concept from a narrow domain to the concept of establishments management and from a middle domain to the most wide and deep domain, the whole Islamic World… 2.The importance of working on a useful idea you rose: “The importance of developing an interactive social website for the purpose of achieving interconnection and coordination among different parties…

Director General, Centre for Arab Unity Studies, Lebanon
Najaf Ali Mirzaee Ex-Chairperson, Centre of Civilization for Islamic Development, Iran

Najaf Ali Mirzaee

It implies a deepened awareness of high level goals and target points. If we adopt and try to implement such a plan, it will undoubtedly create deepened awareness in our organizations and Muslim Nations of the methodology of civilization development. It will also lead Islamic status-quo to become a model for the Islamic World and to get out from under accumulated historical backwardness.

Ex-Chairperson, Centre of Civilization for Islamic Development, Iran
Al Jazeera Centre for Studies, Qatar

Al Jazeera Centre for Studies, Qatar

This book represents a bold attempt characterized by two qualities: An overview which addresses the issues of the Muslim nation to bring them together, search for prospects that unify its vision and launch its unified development. The second quality is an attempt by the author to invest his rich experience in the preparation of this book. His experience includes organizations leadership, preparation of strategies, financial and operational risks, and development processes leadership.

Shaikh Ali al Dihneenreligious scholar

Shaikh Ali al Dihneen

This book is indeed good and well written. Modern methods of discourse and palatable expression of ideas.

religious scholar
Shaikh Haider HoballahIslamic thinker

Shaikh Haider Hoballah

This book, by Abbas Al Humaid is a step in the path of mutual understanding, and a seed that shall grow with the blessing of honest work to become a good tree, may Allah will that.

Islamic thinker
Nasser Abu AounJournalist & Arabic Writer

Nasser Abu Aoun

We therefore recommend that the book should be viewed as a synthesis of Islamic unity and a pillar of the link between the components of the Islamic nation. It is not exaggerating to say that the introduction of such a book into curricula of the educational institutions of the Islamic world will be a lifeline for the students

Journalist & Arabic Writer
Dr. Kifah Fayyadh Personal Development Advisor

Dr. Kifah Fayyadh

"The Journey of a Toiler is a unique book, from a writer who dared to ask strong and fundemental questions about God's and our existence, and answered them through a series of challenges he lived and encountered which influences readers' awareness and consciousness ."

Personal Development Advisor

Professional Achievements

Appointed as the Group Chief Internal Auditor of the Government of Ajman (UAE), leading total Comprehensive change over there including its 17 subsidiaries.

Appointed as Chairman’s Financial & Management Advisor (at the level of under-secretary) in the local government of Abu-Dhabi

The only Gulf States national and one of few thousand globally who is authorized by the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes (ICMCI), a UN sanctioned non-government organization to practice as a Management Consultant, with areas of expertise in Strategic Management, Leadership Development, Organizational Development, Restructuring and Financial & Administration Systems. Empowered IMC M.E. to be awarded Recognized Practice status by the Institute of Consulting, UK out of 142 practices worldwide.

Bestowed with the title “Fellow” in management consultancy i.e. the highest level of professional membership and is awarded to those who can demonstrate evidence of significant contribution to the management consultancy profession. This status is awarded to less than a thousand management consultant around the world (as of 2010).

Empowered IMC M.E. to be awarded “Premier Practice” status by the Institute of Consulting, UK in recognition of the highest standards of professionalism and competence. This status has only been awarded to 13-member firms out of a total of 142-member practices.

Honored by the Institute of Business Consulting with The Most Outstanding Centre Award at a prestigious London ceremony, in recognition of our outstanding contribution to the promotion of skills & learning development in 2008.

Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI, UK) in Sep 2010 to assess candidates for prestigious accreditation – Chartered Manager (CMgr) status, the ultimate accolade for any practicing professional manager. Me being one of two outside of the UK.

Abbas, the first Gulf national, has been elected by the Mazars Group to be included as a partner at the group level, at the CARL Partners Conference held in Berlin on December 2017. Mazars is a multinational organisation specializing in audit, accountancy, tax, advisory and consultancy services, that operates throughout the 100 countries and territories.

Abbas was selected among 34 success stories of Oman’s CEOs for 2018.

Oman Daily Observer, a widely respected broadsheet and one of the oldest newspapers in Oman, has issued on the occasion of the 48th Glorious Renaissance Day a special book covering 34 of CEO’s success stories from the most prestigious companies and public organizations in Oman.

FAITH, THE PATHWAY TO SUCCESS

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