Walid heads Deloitte Private and the Global family solutions practice across the Middle East, covering over 15 countries.  He is a leading expert in the area of family governance in the GCC and the MENA region.  In 2017, Walid celebrates 35 years of professional experience working across the five continents, of which 20 years in his capacity as a family business advisor, serving elite business families in the Region.  He is among the first to have advocated the need to introduce family governance to the Middle East, as a means to manage risk and preserve family wealth.  Walid is also an international corporate finance Lawyer, and an accredited Mediator specialized in managing intergenerational conflicts.