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Grant Thornton Cayman Islands strengthens Asset Management team with three leadership appointments

Grant Thornton Cayman Islands, a global accountancy, tax, and advisory firm, is delighted to announce its continued growth in the Cayman Islands with the appointment of three Audit Directors to their growing Asset Management team.

Joining the firm in 2019, Claire O’Dea was recently promoted to Audit Director further to the successful obtainment of her Practitioner License from the Cayman Islands Institute of Professionals Accountants (“CIIPA”). She has become an integral member of the Asset Management team and leads in the delivery of client audits. Claire recently received the well-deserved Rising Star Award at the CIIPA Awards Gala and with a passion for mentoring and nurturing local talent, is a project lead for the Grant Thornton Graduate Programme. Prior to joining Grant Thornton, she worked at a Big-4 firm in the Cayman Islands and United States, and is a qualified Certified Public Accountant.

Stephen Anderson also joins the organisation as Audit Director. He is responsible for the delivery of audit and other assurance services to clients in the financial services sector as part of the Asset Management team. Relocating from the US, Stephen holds a BSc and MSc in Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant. He has spent the majority of his career working at a Big-4 firm, with experience in a number of jurisdictions, including New York and Dublin.

Mohammad Hayat also joins the firm as Audit Director on the Asset Management team, responsible for the delivery of audit and other assurance services. He is a Fellow Chartered Certified Accountant (FCCA) and an Associate Chartered Accountant (Pakistan). Mohammad has spent most of his career working at a Big-4 firm, with experience in private equity, real estate, hedge and mutual funds, and asset managers. He has worked in several jurisdictions, including the United States and Middle East.

“We are delighted to welcome two new industry experts to our team, and to see Claire continue to grow within our firm,” says Greg O’Driscoll, Partner and Head of Asset Management and Business Development at Grant Thornton Cayman Islands. “We have seen significant growth in our Asset Management practice over the past five years and the appointments of Stephen, Mohammad and Claire further enables us to reach our ambitious growth goals.”

The new appointments maintain the firm’s stronghold as the islands fastest growing professional services firm, proud to recognise high-performing talent.

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