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Iman Dawoud

Associate Managing Director & Head of the Dubai Office
Our People/Iman Dawoud

Iman Dawoud is an Associate Managing Director and head of the firm’s Dubai office. A Certified Fraud Examiner, Iman has extensive experience conducting high-profile FCPA investigations, asset traces, due diligence investigations, fraud risk assessments, and dispute advisory projects. She has managed large vendor screening projects for major US corporates covering the Levant, North Africa, and the Gulf Cooperation Council.

Iman joined Nardello & Co. from a global investigations firm’s disputes consulting and intelligence practice in Dubai, where she oversaw regional operations and managed multiple large commodity fraud investigations. Previously, Iman was part of a forensics team for a Big 4 consulting firm.

Since joining the firm, Iman has focused on developing the firm’s asset tracing work in the Middle East region and building relationships with the disputes and litigation teams at some of the most prominent law firms regionally and internationally. Some recent examples of matters Iman has led include:

  • UAE Asset tracing on behalf of an international firm representing an investor who had been defrauded of over EUR60 million.
  • Asset tracing and investigation to support the efforts of the region’s largest local law firm on behalf of an international client engaged in UAE litigation.
  • Numerous due diligence assignments on regional business partners of international clients in Iraq, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

Iman started her career as a journalist at an independent pan-Arab daily newspaper and is published in both Arabic and English. During her journalistic career, Iman was a foreign correspondent for both Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal, and covered major international events, including the Arab League Summit.

Iman graduated from SOAS University of London with a BA in economics and Arabic. She has also studied in the Faculty of Economics at Damascus University, Syria and the Faculty of Literature at Alexandria University, Egypt. In addition to her native English, Iman is a proficient Arabic speaker.


Iman Dawoud

Associate Managing Director & Head of the Dubai Office

Dubai International Financial Centre
PO Box 125115
Dubai, UAE
T: +971 4 401 9207
F: +971 4 401 9991


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