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Edward Secchi to Manage Our Dubai Office

MDD Forensic Accountants are pleased to announce that effective 1 November, Edward Secchi of MDD’s London office will relocate to Dubai to continue supporting MDD’s clients across the Middle East, Africa and Central Asia regions. Ed has worked in the firm’s London office since joining MDD over ten years ago. He has extensive experience quantifying economic damages in the power generation, refining/petrochemical, manufacturing, construction, retail, and aviation sectors.

Ed stated, “I am thrilled at the opportunity to relocate to the Middle East and lead the firm’s Dubai operations. Since its opening in 2013, MDD Dubai has been involved in several high-profile, high-value claims in the power generation, refining, petrochemical, manufacturing, and hotel sectors. We are immensely grateful for the opportunities our clients have provided and look forward to continuing to develop these relationships.”

Phillip Taylor, Managing Partner for Asia Pacific, stated, “the MENA region is gaining importance for our reinsurance clients based in Singapore. I am delighted that we have somebody of Ed’s experience, particularly in energy claims, to lead the Dubai office going forwards.”

Markus Heiss, Managing Partner for London and Europe, stated, “I have known and worked closely with Ed since he started his career with MDD in London. Ed’s considerable experience across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa in energy, manufacturing, and other industries make him a natural choice to lead this region on MDD’s behalf. I am very pleased he will now head our Dubai and Middle East operations and work closely with London and Asia.”

To learn more about MDD’s expertise in the MENA region, please contact Ed directly at esecchi@mdd.com.

Contact Information

Phillip Taylor, FCMA, CGMA, CFE
Managing Partner – Asia Pacific
E. ptaylor@mdd.com
P. +65 6327 3785

Markus Heiss, ACMA, CGMA
Managing Partner, London and Europe
E. mheiss@mdd.com
P. +44 203 384 5499

About Ed Secchi

Edward joined MDD’s London office in 2010. He has extensive experience in matters related to business interruption, lost profits, loss of earnings, extra expenses/increased costs, product liability & recall, physical damages, stock & contents, and fraud.

Edward has also worked on losses stemming from the 2010 Chilean and 2012 Italian national catastrophes that involved many complex issues including production versus sales losses, mitigation / make up, and other measurement considerations.

His industry experience includes work in oil & gas, power generation, automotive, aviation, aquafarming, hospitality & tourism, construction, manufacturing, retail, food services, pharmaceutical, pulp & paper, and publishing.

He has been involved in cases that have varied widely in complexity and value, ranging from several hundred thousand pounds to losses in excess of £100 million.

Edward has prepared and presented at various seminars and training sessions on a variety of topics including business interruption measurement issues, stock loss issues, issues resulting from a delay in start-up, and others in the UK, France, Italy, and Spain.

He is a native Italian, is fluent in French, and is proficient in Spanish, and Portuguese.

He graduated from Edinburgh Napier University with a BA (Hons) degree in Business Studies with Finance.

About MDD

Tracing our roots to 1933, MDD is a leading international forensic accounting firm entirely owned by its service providers. Every day, global professionals like Ed provide independent and objective economic damage quantification assessments for thousands of clients worldwide.

When needed, our highly trained and experienced specialists deliver expert witness testimony and expert reports and have qualified as experts in courts around the world.

With more than 40 offices in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States, MDD is proud of its exceptional dedication, singularly qualified experts and demonstrated results in this highly specialized area of accounting.

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