Shahnawaz Khan is a Partner at Grant Thornton Abdulaal. He specialises in providing assurance and advisory services to diversified listed, multinational, family groups and regulator. He has worked numbers of years in London financial services market serving life and general insurance clients, Lloyds syndicates and US and Bermuda listed Companies. In GCC, he has led the audit of a broad range of large corporations and public interest entities across various industry sectors, including insurance and Takaful entities. He has lead and performed due diligence assignments on Basel and Solvency II compliance. Some of his key clients are Capital Market Authority, Muscat Securities Market, Dhofar Insurance, The Financial Services Company, Horizon Capital and Takaful Oman. He has been responsible for various cross-border assurance services to leading clients in the region reporting on IFRS, UK and US GAAPs. Besides leading the audit of large clients’ groups, his experience includes compliance and regulatory reviews, due diligence projects on control and governance framework, operational controls and SOX compliance. He has been part of learning and development teams in the GCC region and Europe, facilitating internal and external trainings on IFRSs, insurance, industry trends and best practices. Some of his recent training are IFRS 17 workshop for ICAI Chapter Muscat, Bahrain Insurance Associations and leading insurers in GCC.