A&M appoints Robin Roy as managing director in EMEA team

11 July 2023 Consultancy.uk 2 min. read
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Robin Roy has joined Alvarez & Marsal’s Europe, Middle East and Africa team, as a managing director. Roy, who has spent the last 16 years of his career in the Middle East, takes on the role in the firm’s Saudi Arabia wing.

James Daniell, a managing director with the Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) disputes and investigations practice in Dubai, noted, “Robin’s industry experience and track record in assessing, building and maintaining governance, risk and compliance infrastructures sets us apart. With industry experience at the highest level, he brings key local insights our clients need for a complete service in the Gulf.”

With over 7,500 people providing services across six continents, companies, investors and government entities around the world source A&M for guidance on decision-making, improved growth and turnaround operations. Illustrating the growing importance of markets in the Middle East – amid massive investment campaigns in infrastructure and economic diversification – A&M is currently strengthening its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) offering from its Saudi Arabia office.

A&M appoints Robin Roy as managing director in EMEA team

Originally from the UK, Robin Roy relocated to the Middle East in 2007 – joining the Arqaam Capital Group as its head of compliance. In the years since, he has taken on a number of senior roles in compliance in both the UAE and Saudi Arabia. Most recently, this saw him spend four years as the head of financial crime compliance with Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) – the sovereign wealth fund perhaps best known in the UK for its role in the takeover of Newcastle United, and the LIV Golf Tour.

During his time at PIF, Roy was awarded the Al-Ajrab Sword by one of the fund’s portfolio companies, Saudi Arabian Military Industries. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.

Looking ahead, Roy will apply his 35 years of experience in the compliance sector to help A&M bring together two aspects of the same service – prevention and remedy – to deliver a more holistic service in the EMEA region. A release from the firm said his arrival is considered “essential” to helping A&M’s experts in supporting clients locally and across the region on this basis.

Roy commented, “As the risk landscape continues to evolve, governance and compliance pressures on clients – both in the Gulf and beyond – have never been higher. A&M already stands out for its specialist advice and hands-on approach, and I’m keen to play a part in the practice’s strategic expansion, particularly in Saudi Arabia and the wider Middle East.”