Gustavo Morais - Associate Director at Waystone in United Arab Emirates

      Gustavo Morais

      Associate Director

      United Arab Emirates
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      Gustavo Morais joined the team in 2022 and has over 20 years of experience in financial analysis and corporate finance.

      In his current role, Gustavo is responsible for the finance officer support, accounting, control and reporting of DFSA/FSRA-regulated and non-regulated entities. Gustavo is involved in creating, auditing and developing financial projections for regulatory business plans for firms in the Financial Free Zones. Gustavo also coordinates and executes the implementation of finance and accounting process flows, standard operating procedures and ad hoc operational report creations for multiple clients and provides training sessions on regulatory financial compliance rules. Previously, Gustavo performed outsourced finance officer roles for DFSA and FSRA-authorised entities and coordinated and executed accounting, tax, and systems implementation projects in several UAE companies, including DIFC and ADGM firms.

      Gustavo previously worked as an Investment Consultant at Selector Advisor Management & Tourism Consulting (Portugal Consulting), which specialised in investment project applications under the EU and National Investment Programmes. Prior to this, Gustavo worked as a Financial Consultant at Álvaro, Falcão & Associados – SROC (Portugal Consulting and Audit Company) and was responsible for the coordination and execution of company valuation studies in the context of mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs and provided corporate finance and strategic consulting for some of the largest Portuguese and Angolan companies.

      Gustavo holds a Master’s degree in Finance, Risk Management and Derivatives from Universidade Católica Portuguesa.

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