Your world: Ahmed Ghattour
Ahmed Ghattour speaks of his delight at joining the IFA, how that has been shared by colleagues and clients; and hope for Libya’s future prospects.
Tell us about yourself, your role and your responsibilities
I am a certified public accountant and certified expert accountant before Libyan courts. I am also managing partner of Ahmed Ghattour & Co, an associate member of Crowe International. My MBA is from Henley Business School and I hold an accounting and finance degree from Oxford Brookes University.
Why did you join the IFA, and how long have you been a member?
The IFA is one of the most well-known professional accounting institutions in the world. Being a member will help support my business and enhance my reputation. In our accounting society, it is very important to assure your clients about your professional capabilities and this can be achieved by joining a professional body such as the IFA.
How have you found your time as an IFA member?
I am still new to the IFA, however my membership was well received by all my colleagues in our office - let alone our clients. I believe this is going to continue and hopefully will increase our clients’ confidence, thus increase our business.
What are your thoughts on doing business in Libya?
Since 2011, Libya went into many political and turmoil difficulties that have affected our profession in the market. However, we are optimistic about our future.
What do you expect from your career, the IFA and your country in 2021?
As previously mentioned, we are quite optimistic about the business sector, including accounting, with Libya having one of the largest oil reserves in the world. Following up with the political updates on Libya and resumption of oil productions that exceed 1.2 million barrels a day, one can say things will be settled soon and business will back to normal again.