Ms. Danielle Chehwane
Danielle Chehwan has more than seventeen (17) years of investment, advisory and audit experience at reputable regional and international firms. She is a full time lecturer at the Lebanese American University where she teaches a wide array of courses including: Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Intermediate Accounting, International Accounting, Internal Audit as well as Financial Statements Analysis.
Moreover, Danielle currently leads consultancy assignments including valuations, financial reporting and analysis, financial due diligence and corporate governance at Center for Corporate Services (“CCS”). As part of her role at CCS, Danielle acts a board member and audit committee member for corporates in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Prior to that, she was the technical advisor to the deputy general manager at First National Bank, a financial consultant to Middle East Capital Group as well as the consultant of
Al-Khabeer Capital, a regional investment bank with over US$200 mn of capital and offices across Jeddah, Riyadh and Bahrain.
Danielle started her career at Creditcard Services Company S.A.L., a Lebanese financial institution, as an assistant internal audit manager and then moved to PricewaterhouseCoopers
(PwC – Lebanon) where she has assumed the role of assistant manager in the assurance and business advisory division. Danielle then moved to Al-Khabeer Capital as head of internal audit. During her tenure there she established the internal audit department where she developed and got the audit committee’s approval for the internal audit policies and procedures manual including the audit committee and internal audit department charters as well as performed a risk assessment for the company and developed the “Internal Audit Plan” accordingly. Danielle reported administratively to the executive director and functionally to the audit committee. Danielle acted as the project manager for the development of the corporate governance manual of Al-Khabeer.
At First National Bank, she managed to develop the corporate governance manual to meet the best practices while complying with the local rules and regulations. At Middle East Capital Group, she acted as the project manager for the development of the policies and procedures manual
Danielle holds a bachelor of business administration and a master’s in business administration from the Lebanese American University (LAU) (honor list) as well as being a Certified Public Accountant (CPA, the US Board of Accountancy in California), a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA, IACVA) and holds a certificate in International Financial Reporting (CertIFR) from the ACCA.