As global controller, Ghada leads the development of accounting processes and controls to support Avenues’ growth on a global scale and serves as a key partner to Avenues’ chief financial officer.
Ghada is an experienced global finance executive with a strong global accounting background encompassing strength in both technical and operational accounting. A certified public accountant, she has worked in Lebanon, Dubai, Tunisa and other Middle East countries doing diligence and technical accounting. In her role as global controller, Ghada leads the development of accounting processes and controls to support Avenues’ growth on a global scale and serves as a key partner to Avenues’ chief financial officer and other members of the finance and leadership teams.
Throughout her career, Ghada has exhibited tenacity and adaptability to navigate her impressive career progression. She joins Avenues from global commercial real estate services company Cushman & Wakefield, where she held a number of roles in technical accounting and operations, most recently serving as the controller for the Americas region. In this position she was responsible for the accounting, reporting, closing and consolidations in the US, Canada, South America, Mexico and India. Prior to her time at Cushman & Wakefield, Ghada spent eight years with PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC), where she began in audit in the Middle East and moved to the transaction services practice in New York, leading quality of earnings and due diligence engagements in the financial services sector.
Originally from Lebanon, Ghada received a B.B.A. from the American University of Beirut. She is a native Arabic speaker, with fluency in English and basic proficiency in French.