Reema Aref

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Partner & EY law KSA Leader

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Reema Aref, first Saudi female lawyer appointed as a partner and EY law KSA Leader, is an accomplished Saudi-licensed lawyer specializing in tax, corporate, and commercial law. With a strong track record of success, Aref leads the EY legal practice in the Kingdom, offering comprehensive corporate and commercial legal advice to clients. She has established herself as a skilled negotiator, bridging the gap between lawyers and accountants to interpret laws effectively. Previously, Aref served as the director of corporate and tax law at EY, where she led the first legal tax controversy team. Prior to joining EY, she worked as a tax appeal specialist at the Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority, playing a key role in implementing tax policies and changes in the Kingdom. Aref holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Leeds, an Executive Master of Business Administration from IE Business School, and an Executive Master of Laws from Northwestern University


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  • Gaudenzio Bonaldo Gregori 5.00
    April 22, 2024

    Strong background and evidence of leadership

  • Lara Kazimi 4.75
    August 20, 2023

    Reema Aref is one of our rising young leaders at EY and it’s been an inspiring journey watching her reach Partner level at EY this year. She is extremely hard-working and her impact on the community has already begun in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. She encourages those around her and displays authentic and strong leadership.

  • Khulud Alshahrani 5.00
    July 16, 2023

    Reema has created a profession where accountants and lawyers can speak the same language to the best interests of businesses within EY and further the KSA economy.
    Well done Reema for being such an inspiration for all women in KSA!

  • Ghada Alhumaidi 5.00
    July 13, 2023

    Reema has demonstrated exceptional leadership and has made a significant impact on the legal community, particularly for women pursuing careers in law.

  • Yara Almoqhim 5.00
    July 11, 2023

    She’s a great role model!

  • Abdulaziz Alkhayal 5.00
    July 11, 2023

    I am delighted to write a review on Reema Aref, who has been nominated and short listed for this prestigious award. Having had the privilege to meet and witness her presence in several events, I can confidently say that Reema is not only exceptional lawyer but also a true inspiration to both the Young generation and to all Saudis.
    One of the more remarkable qualities that I have noticed is her ability to demonstrate effective leadership while remaining humble. She has a sense of confidence and that is truly inspiring. Her genuine desire to inspire other is e Eisner is the way she actively engages in several social activities, teaching and public speaking events. It was truly inspiring to witness be her being the first saudi female lawyer to handle the opening remarks at the first international conference on justice hosted for the first time in Saudi by the Ministry of Justice.
    Reema’s nomination for this prestigious award is more than well-deserved.

  • Chris Sioufi 4.50
    July 11, 2023

    Definitely a rising star in the Saudi legal community!

  • Abdulaziz Alsaif 3.00
    July 11, 2023

    Beyond Tuwaiq Mountains

  • Dana Alafaliq 5.00
    June 17, 2023

    determination and persistence

  • Nouf Mandil 1.00
    June 17, 2023

    I have never knew someone as dedicated as Reema Arif

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