Murtaza is Managing Partner for the Middle East and Africa and responsible for overseeing Fragomen's practices in Abu Dhabi, Doha, Dubai, Johannesburg and Nairobi.

He has extensive knowledge of immigration and related HR regulations in the UAE and works with a number of multinational companies to effectively manage and provide large scale outsourced corporate migration programs. This includes the design and outsourced execution of business processes tailored to the UAE’s particular requirements and best practices. 

Prior to joining Fragomen in 2006, Murtaza worked in the Audit and Assurance division of a Big Four accounting firm in London. His work was primarily in Corporate Finance Advisory, Migration Services and Audit & Assurance Services. Consequently, he has also had exposure to a variety of industries including Information Technology, Housing, Telecommunications, Outsourcing and Media & Entertainment. 

He has serviced clients such as prominent public sector bodies and multinational companies.


Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales | Associate Chartered Accountant, 2004
University of Durham | B.A., 2001, with honors

Publications and Lectures

Author, “Transparency, innovation, and mobility – The three immigration trends impacting your industry.” Capital Business, April 2016.

Author, “Behind the curtain of corporate immigration.” Interviewee, Gulf Business, February 2016.

Speaker, Fragomen EMEA Immigration Conference, Edinburgh (2015) and London (2013).

Speaker, “Immigration in the Energy, Oil & Gas Industries.” Worldwide Energy Immigration Summit, Houston, Texas, 2014.

Interviewee, “Corporate Immigration Compliance across the Gulf Countries.” The Oath, September 2013.

Author, “Where next with immigration in the Middle East.” Lexis Nexis, December 2013.

Speaker, “Immigration to the UAE.” AIJA, Dubai, UAE, 2010.

Speaker, “Working in the Middle East.” American Council on International Personnel, Washington, DC, June 2008.

Speaker, “Immigration: Crossing Borders in the Middle East.” Worldwide ERC, June 2007.