Muhammad Gigani, Director
Muhammad is partner at Deloitte Tax with over 15 years focused on the taxation of closely-held operating businesses in corporate and flow-through solution (and their owners), global businesses, and family offices. Muhammad serves as a Chicago office leader in the Deloitte Growth Enterprise Services, where he drives Deloitte’s efforts in the middle-market within the tax practice.
Muhammad’s clients include manufacturing, distribution, and technology companies, as well as family offices and investment partnerships. He is among the firm’s resources in Deloitte’s private aviation tax practice.
Muhammad leads various diversity efforts inside and outside Deloitte, leveraging his Mexican and Pakistani background. He was among the founders of the Deloitte Hispanic Network Business Resource Group (HNET) and was HNET’s first National Practice Management Office (PMO) Leader. He has served on the National Board of Directors for Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA) and recently was the president of its Chicago chapter.
Muhammad is a Chicago native and a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Muhammad is the diversity lead for the firm’s relationship with the university.
He has been recognized by the Illinois CPA Society as the 2011 Emerging Leader in Advancing Diversity. In 2012, Latino Leaders Magazine recognized Muhammad as one of the 25 Leaders of the Future of Chicago. In 2013, Hispanic Executive Magazine profiled Muhammad for his ongoing efforts in the community. In 2014, Muhammad was the first recipient of the National Latino Education Institute’s Emerging Leader Award.
Muhammad’s recent civic involvement includes serving as Treasurer for the National Latino Education Institute (NLEI), the Gala Committee for MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund), board of directors for ALPFA, an advisor for the Colleges to Careers program for Harold Washington College (City Colleges of Chicago).