Brian Hock, CMA, CIA 

Brian Hock has been teaching accounting and finance for more than 20 years. He has led live-taught classes for the CMA, CIA, CPA, CFA, ACCA, and CIMA professional certifications and corporate courses in the areas of financial accounting, management accounting and finance.

Prior to starting HOCK Accountancy Training (HOCK Training) in Moscow, Russia, Brian taught for PW, Arthur Andersen, and ATC international. In 2000, Brian founded HOCK Training, and HOCK has run courses for CMA, CIA, CPA and CFA in English and a number of exams in Russian. HOCK international was started in 2004 to sell self-study materials for the CMA, CIA, and CPA Exams to candidates around the world.

In 2012, Brian returned to live in the US. At that time, he sold HOCK Training in Moscow, and the other HOCK Training offices became part of HOCK international. Currently HOCK international has offices in the US, UAE, India, Belarus, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan.

Brian remains active in the materials development for all of the Exams HOCK provides materials for, and he is the lecturer in the HOCK Classroom videos.

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Ahmed Farouk, CMA, CIA, CPA, MS

Ahmed Farouk has been a Regional Financial Controller for a world leading pump manufacturer for the Middle East and North Africa region for more than 8 years. He has experience in Finance, financial reporting, risk management, planning, internal control and treasury management for more than 12 years in multinational companies in Dubai. He has successfully completed CMA, CIA, CPA and MSC in International Accounting & Finance from Heriot Watt University. Ahmed has been teaching CMA, CIA and CPA for the last 12 years in Dubai. Ahmed has received an extensive training in Germany, France, Spain, Greece, Italy and Turkey by Wilo SE and KPMG in controlling function. He has extensive practical knowledge in SAP, Navision, Treasury Management 5 (TM5), Risk to chance (R2C), Tagetik, QlikView, etc.


  • Tanta University, Egypt
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
  • Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)
  • Heriot Watt University in Dubai

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Ahmad Alsbinati, CMA

Ahmad Alsbinati has successfully completed CMA and currently pursuing CPA. Ahmad currently teaches CMA courses at HOCK UAE. He has nine years of practical experience in (NAFFCO-National Fire Fighting Manufacturing FZCO) the Largest Fire Fighting Manufacturing Company in the Middle East, currently he is in a senior accountant – corporate Costing, Budgeting and Reporting. He got trainings in PWC, Deloitte in Management Accounting and Value Added Tax.


  • Damascus University.
  • Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT)

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Hadeel Nassar, CMA, CIA, CPA, MA

Hadeel Nassar has successfully completed CMA, CIA, CPA and MA. Hadeel is currently working as assistant professor at the University of Sharjah, Head of Tax Dispute and Compliance at Da Gate Hub, partner at SmartCat, active volunteer for the Association of Accountants and Financial Professionals (IMA). Passionate educator and learner, devoted reader, and enthusiastic event organizer

Previously used to be a CIA instructor for PWC in Dubai and working with HOCK as an instructor for CMA and CIA


  • American University of Sharjah (AUS)
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, USA
  • Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), USA
  • Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), USA
  • Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT)

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Hanaa Salem, CMA

Hanaa Salem has successfully completed CMA and she is a freelance trainer in the fields of finance and management. Being part of the development of others toward a better life is a real passion for Hanaa.

After working in the financial management field for more than ten years, Hanaa made a career shift to managing a training and consulting company for about three years. Working in the training and management sector is what Hanaa sees as the way to achieve her goal to help others get forward in their life’s.

Hanaa worked as a financial consultant for different companies to restructure the financial department to achieve better and more accurate results.


  • Cairo University, Egypt
  • Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), USA
  • Institute of Certified Professional Managers (ICPM), USA

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Sandy Abudorra, CPA

Sandy Abudorra has successfully completed  CPA, Sandy is a CMA instructor, she is a passionate educator and learner. Sandy has more than 13 years of experience in Finance, External Audit, Internal Audit and Risk Advisory Consulting services.

She has long experience with one of the Big Four Firms – Deloitte, as an External Auditor, Internal Auditor, and Risk Advisory Consultant.

In addition to big four experience, she has a long Telecom experience as part of the Consolidation and Financial Reporting team at Etisalat Telecom Company.


  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)

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