Mr. Abid is a Fellow Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He has more than 35 years’ experience in the profession across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Mr. Abid spent 33 years with Ernst & Young, joining them in 1979 and rising to become an Office Managing Partner, then the Assurance Leader for the MENA region. Mr. Abid previously served as the Chairman of the Auditing Standards Committee, and the Deputy Chairman of the Accounting and Auditing Standards Board of Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions.