HLB International wins Digital Accountancy Awards

The organisation distinguished itself by achieving strong growth in its service offering, engaging in community projects and launching a new strategy.

Published: Tue 19 Jan 2021, 10:19 AM

Last updated: Tue 19 Jan 2021, 12:25 PM

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 HLB HAMT does: building trusted relationships with their clients, now for over 20 years in the region.

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 organisations in the world, according to the International Accounting Bulletin.

HLB International was recognised as the "Network of the Year" by the 2020 Digital Accountancy Awards, the industry's premiere awards programme. 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.

This came close on the heels of HLB International's 50th anniversary last 2019, which saw a global combined turnover of $2,930,000,000 and 7 per cent increase in revenue.

"I am immensely proud that HLB has been recognised as 'Network of the Year'. The year 2019 was a monumental time for us, and we look 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'," said Marco Donzelli, CEO of HLB international, at a press meet held in London.

With seven 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 300 UAE-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 perspective to provide consistent high-quality client experience and personalised service.

Since 1999, HLB HAMT has been helping businesses grow in the region with a host of services divided into three main verticals: advisory, audit and assurance, and tax.

Under Advisory, they offer a full range of consulting services, from finding ways to finance growth, identifying and managing risk, and getting the best from talent and optimising operations, to understanding client needs and building relationships with customers in the digital age.

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.

Under audit and assurance, financial statement services, defined by high-level technical support, attention to detail and their audit professional aim to deliver value addition to every audit engagement, are key.

Under tax, they help businesses comply with the UAE's local tax laws, report requirements and statutory filings, stay up-to-date on new legislative developments and most of all, align tax strategy with corporate strategy.

Now, even after 20 years, HLB HAMT continues to push the bar for excellence and scale new heights. They guarantee the same seamless HLB International experience to help their clients achieve borderless growth.


Congratulations on the significant achievement! We are extremely happy to know that HLB has won the 'Network of the Year' award. You very well deserve the title for your hard work, dedication and enthusiasm.

Prashant Aggarwal, KEF Holdings

Congratulations on winning the 'Network of the Year' award. The award recognised all the hard work and dedication you guys have put in your job every day. We are proud to be your clients.

Ali Mousa AlNaqbi, Ali Mousa Holding LLC

Congratulations on the incredible achievement. The 'Network of the Year' award is something every business in the industry looks forward to, and we are extremely delighted that an acquaintance of ours received the award this year. Kudos to the whole team!

Muhammed Shinas, Pelikan Middle East FZE

More news from Supplements


Know Your Awards

The aim is to promote quality and service excellence among businesses in the region. If you are a recipient or have set sights on such achievements, here’s what to look forward to

Supplements2 weeks ago