Engin Zekia

FCA

Engin Zekia LLP is a Partner in Gerald Edelman and Gerald Edelman Deal Advisory

“We value both Engin’s professionalism and support; he has always gone that extra mile. What is also refreshing is that Engin always has the time for us and always responds quickly.”

Stewart Barnes

Portman Finance

Helping my clients to achieve the results that they desire is the most enjoyable aspect of my work. I always try to be there for them no matter what they need. Importantly, I also challenge their views and expectations which then allows me to steer them in the right direction to reach their goals.

I enjoy advising my clients on the practical aspects of running their businesses such as applying accounting standards as well as company law, compliance and regulatory matters. I endeavour to regularly keep in touch, offering my thoughts and explaining how changes in the financial world will affect them. In doing so, my clients are empowered to make informed decisions whilst taking into consideration the multitude of concerns which may impact their situation.

If you’re interested…
I graduated with a degree in Economics and later qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1990. Having spent the early part of my career with various large firms including Ernst Young and BDO, I joined Gerald Edelman in 2009. I currently head the Audit department and am also responsible for the firm’s regulatory and compliance matters. Additionally, I am involved with the firm’s training and recruitment.

What is the most daring thing you’ve ever done?
Learning to perform a Turkish folk dance at my wedding. This was a bit daunting considering I had no background in dancing and there were going to be over 400 people watching!

If you could have dinner with anyone who would it be?
John Cleese – he was an absolute genius and created some of the best crafted comedy of all time. I can honestly say that I still laugh out loud watching Fawlty Towers, despite having seen it so many times before.

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
The ability to fly I can’t imagine anything that could be more exhilarating.

Who inspires you?
Muhammad Ali – he was an amazing sportsman, entertainer and human being – truly one of a kind.