Meet Sherif Sakr
Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP
Sherif Sakr is a partner in Deloitte’s Financial Accounting, Valuation & Securitizations Advisory Practice. In this role, Sherif provides C-Suite finance and risk executives advisory and consulting services related to accounting, financial reporting, structured finance, treasury operations and risk management. He also serves as an advisor to several of Deloitte’s global strategic financial services industry (FSI) clients in both the Banking & Securities and Asset Management sectors. He is one of Deloitte’s global specialists in areas related to financial instruments, structured transactions, fair value measurements, derivatives and hedging activities, securitizations and consolidations and has extensive experience assisting different financial services companies in implementing several complex accounting standards related to these topics. He also has experiences with mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and initial public offerings (IPOs) where he has participated in or led several of the largest global IPOs and M&A transactions for financial services companies. Sherif is currently a member of the Global Banking Leadership Team and the Global FSI International Financial Reporting Standards (GFSI IFRS) Banking Leader in the United States. He recently led the technical accounting efforts for Deloitte’s IFRS Integrated Market Offering for both the Banking & Securities and Asset Management sectors and also served as a member of Deloitte’s Asset Management Advisory Leadership Committee. In addition to his client service and marketplace responsibilities, Sherif currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Deloitte & Touche LLP’s Advisory business where his responsibilities include financial planning and reporting, data analytics, financial risk management as well as monitoring the strategy execution and the day-to-day business operations.
Prior to joining Deloitte in the U.S., Sherif was based in EMEA region where he worked on several audit and consulting engagements specifically providing accounting and consulting services to a variety of companies, including investment banks, insurance companies, finance and investments companies and different multinational corporations with specific focus on international accounting standards. He also had experience with derivatives and treasury-related infrastructure projects, including accounting and risk management policy development, valuation, process design and reengineering, leading practice and controls assessments, compliance reviews and implementation of derivatives and treasury system infrastructures.
Sherif, who is a Certified Public Accountant, is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. He currently serves as a member of the Executive Board and Past- President of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (Manhattan/Bronx Chapter). Sherif also currently serves as the Chair of the Accounting Committee of the Loan Syndications and Trading Association (LSTA), member of the Accounting Committee of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) and member of the Accounting Committee of the Structured Finance Industry Group (SFIG). Sherif is an author of several publications on topics related to global capital markets, structured transactions, securitizations, derivatives and hedging activities, consolidation, fair value measurements, treasury operations and IPOs. He is also a frequent speaker on these topics in front of national and international conferences.
Sherif is the Recipient of the President’s Volunteer Service Award from the 43rd President of the United States in recognition for his global volunteer activities while working with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) leading educational workshops on different topics related to global capital markets to local standard setters, exchange commissioners and central bankers in several emerging markets.
Sherif is involved with different community initiatives in NYC Metro Area in addition to his active involvement with several global non-for-profit organizations with particular focus on health and education in developing countries.
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