"Future of Business and Finance" Wednesday 3rd May 18:00- 20:00

University of Birmingham Dubai
Wednesday 3 May 2023 (18:00-20:00)

Join us for the "Future of Business and Finance" hosted at our campus on Wednesday 3rd May from 18:00-20:00 (GST)


This event will bring together experts from industry and leading researchers to discuss the challenges and opportunites for the Future of Business and Finance in the international business hub of Dubai and beyond.


  • 18:00 - Arrival and networking
  • 18:30 -  Fazeela Gopolani, Head of ACCA Middle East
  • 19:00 - Fireside chat with expert Academics
  • 19:30 - Networking and light catering

The event will take place on campus and further details will be shared upon booking.

Meet the Experts

Fazeela Gopolani, Head of ACCA Middle East and Accounting and Finance Alumni  

As Head of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in the Middle East, Fazeela is responsible for leading the operations in 11 countries and representing more than 20,000 students, affiliates, and members across the region, who work in all sectors and all levels of business across the Middle East. She is committed to the development of a strong global accountancy profession and believes passionately in the benefits that it brings to society and individuals. 

Fazeela is an FCCA member and has more than 20 years of experience in accounting and finance. A resident of the United Arab Emirates for more than 15 years, Gopalani has contributed her expertise to several of the country’s key government agendas in her capacity as a leader, supporting the advancement of accountancy professionals in the region. She is behind several ground-breaking industry initiatives, including Women in Finance, which seeks to empower more women into accountancy at every stage of their career. 

Her recent accolades include being named one of the 100 Most Powerful Businesswomen 2023 by Forbes Middle East, Inspirational Woman Leader 2023 Award by Tahawultech.com, Top 35 Women of Influence in the Arab World 2021 by CEO Middle East magazine, and winning Asia One’s Women Empowerment Award 20/21. 

Fazeela holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Birmingham and an MBA from the University of Strathclyde. She was previously Head of Education for ACCA in the Middle East and Senior Manager at PwC in Dubai. Prior to moving to the UAE, Fazeela owned and ran an accounting practice in the UK.

Find out more about Fazeela Gopalani here