No industry is immune and cyber attacks have far-reaching economic consequences for organisations, on top of reputational and legal ramifications. As these breaches and threats continue to escalate around the world, including GCC countries such as Qatar, cyber security has become one of the largest concerns for a wide range of stakeholders including boards, investors and customers.
Mazars helps businesses assess their cyber risk and develop and strengthen their cyber security and resilience. We offer a range of services that help businesses protect themselves from the threat of both external and internal attacks.
Mazars has assembled local expertise and international team of experts that understands the complex cyber threat spectrum and has developed proven methods to help our clients in achieving the highest level of protection and security.
Mazars in Qatar have a combined experience exceeding 35 years. The range of services we offer is designed to give companies the assurance of recognized technical and regulatory expertise together with the added-value of a partner who can advise them effectively on improving their global performance.
For additional information on Cyber security, see attached file – BROCHURE FOR CYBER SECURITY. For other inquiries, email us at GRIC@MAZARS.QA
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Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Qatar Chapter conducted a seminar on “Similarities and differences between Internal Audit & ERM - Risk Assessment process” at the Oryx Rotana recently. One of the speakers was our own Mr. Hatem Elsafty, Mazars Partner. He is currently leading the practice of Governance Risk & Internal Controls within Mazars Qatar.
Doha, April 19 2017 - Qatar University yesterday launched "The First Qatar University Accounting Forum", aimed at achieving interaction with three major pillars: pre-university, the stage of university study, the stage after graduation. Accordingly, the forum aimed at highlighting the nature of the work of professional accountants and job opportunities to those wishing to join the profession, how to develop the abilities and skills of students of specialization consistent with the requirements of the labor market.
Mazars Ahmed Tawfik & Co. CPA was one of the sponsors of this event. Mr. Ahmed Tawfik Nassim, managing partner of Mazars in Qatar said, "We are happy as Mazars to sponsor the First Qatar University Accounting Forum, hosted by the Qatar University, to be part of this gathering for the Qatar University students which will enhance the profession of accountancy in the state of Qatar."
Qatar's Ministry of Economy and Commerce calls on public and private joint stock companies to make necessary amendments
To our valued clients:
We would like to bring to your attention about a recent requirement from the Ministry of Economy and Commerce regarding constitutional amendments required from public and private joint stock companies. Please read below.
Should you need any clarifications, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Ministry of Economy & Commerce, State of Qatar
March 5, 2017
The Ministry of Economy and Commerce has called on public and private joint stock companies with branches operating under different names and conducting activities other than the ones listed under the main branch to come forward to ensure compliance with the provisions of Law No. (20) of 2014 that introduced amendments to some provisions of Law No. 25 of 2005 regarding the commercial register.
Companies that come forward to the ministry's headquarters on the second floor of Tower B in Lusail City, between March 6 and April 30, 2017, will be exempted from fees.
The initiative comes within the framework of the ministry's efforts to provide support for commercial companies in Qatar, and to bolster the role of the private sector and its contribution to the economic development of the state in a bid to build a competitive, diversified and sustainable economy in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030.
The ministry noted that if the branch name is different from the main company's name, public and private joint stock companies wishing to separate the branch and incorporate another independent company should submit a memo by the company's chairman, his deputy or an authorized representative requesting the deletion of the branch name, along with a copy of the board of directors' decision in this regard. The chairman or an authorized representative should also sign a notation on the commercial registration form that can be obtained from the ministry's website www.mec.gov.qa, along with a copy of their personal ID.
In the case of a financial institution, the applicant should obtain an approval from Qatar Central Bank and meet the legal requirements for the incorporation of a new company depending on its legal structure.
If the branch is operating under a different name or conducting activities other than the activities of the main company, public and private joint stock companies should submit a letter by the company's chairman, his deputy or an authorized representative.
Mazars joined the Education City Career Fair 2017. This is a great opportunity for students and alumni to meet local, regional and international employers, and learn about exciting career prospects across a wide range of business sectors.
The objective for organizing this joint initiative is to provide students at all levels of learning within Education City the opportunity to engage with representatives. This collaborative event also aims to inspire dialogue and community-building between industry and education.
From Gulf-Times video coverage:
#MazarsInternshipExperience "My experience as an intern in Mazars was very rewarding and I got to learn a lot of technical as well as some new skills which might be very useful for me in the future. Moreover, I got to meet with many clients during my assignment which has help me build my professional network. On the whole, my experience as an intern has helped me develop a strong base for my career."
Honors Graduate from Heriot-Watt University
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - Mazars welcome the students of Qatar University, College of Business and Economics for visiting our office as part of their educational field trip.
We thank Hatem Elsafty (Mazars Partner, GRIC) and Ahmed Ali ( Mazars Senior Auditor) and Dr. Emad Awadallah (Associate Professor of Accounting, Qatar University) for heading this activity.
The aim of their visit is to introduce the students to the office, hierarchy, services provided, MAZARS methodology when auditing the financial statements, any other areas that may deem relevant.
Welcome to all new Mazars partners!
Mazars’ Annual CARL Partners Conference 2016 was held last week in Madrid, Spain. The conference was a great success!