ADIT: New Champion for the Gulf States

24 June 2022


The six countries of the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) form a rapidly developing international tax environment, characterised by significant tax reforms. For tax professionals across the region, keeping up with the competition depends on the highest standards of technical expertise and continuous professional development.

Our newly recruited Champion for the Gulf States, Anas Salhieh, knows this, as an ADIT qualification holder and Tax Partner for MMJS Consulting. Of course, he also spreads the word about ADIT’s benefits for fellow tax practitioners across the Gulf.

Reflecting on his student journey, Anas says: ‘Studying for ADIT developed my understanding in international tax matters and gave me a competitive advantage as a tax practitioner. Further, it broadened my understanding on how the tax laws are read, treaties are used, and international tax actions are applied. It also developed my drafting skills, tax terminology, and tax planning knowledge.

‘With the tax reforms that are happening in the Gulf states, my aim as an ADIT Champion is to motivate lawyers, accountants and tax professionals, whether in the private or governmental sector, to join the ADIT community and elevate their international tax knowledge, get ahead of the market and provide support to taxpayers within the region. I look forward to promoting the benefits of the ADIT qualification and Affiliate subscription to professionals across the Gulf states.’

This brings the number of ADIT Champions to seven worldwide. All seven have completed the ADIT exams and work in international tax, combining their personal insights with the technical knowledge that the qualification provides. The Champions play a crucial role in promoting ADIT learning in their countries, and in serving their respective ADIT communities.

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