BDO History

We have a long history of delivering value-added professional services to our clients.


A global beginning

BDO was founded in 1963 with five original member firms in the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, the US and Canada. These firms formed the Binder Seidman International Group. In 1973, the British, German and Dutch member firms adopted a common name whose acronym has endured for the entire global network. That name was Binder Hamlyn (UK) Dijker & Co (Holland) Otte & Co (Germany). What does BDO stand for? Literally, BDO stands for Binder Dijker Otte.


Growth in Saudi Arabia

In Saudi Arabia, Dr. Mohamed Al-Amri & Co. was established in 1979 by Dr. Mohamed Al-Amri, a senior partner of BDO Saudi, and the firm expands to cover 3 major areas in Saudi Arabia including Riyadh, Dammam and Jeddah. From its inception, the firm specialized in auditing, accounting, zakat, taxation and business advisory services.

Today, BDO Dr. Mohamed Al-Amri & Co., (BDO Saudi) serves more than 26 industries.

Our industry-focused services in the fields of assurance, tax, human resources, transactions, performance improvement and crisis management have helped resolve complex client and stakeholder issues locally and internationally.

We also apply our expertise and talents to help educational institutions, the federal government, non-profits and international relief agencies address their unique business issues.



  • Founded in the year 1979 by Dr. Mohamed Al-Amri
  • Head Office established in Jeddah            1979
  • Became member of SOCPA                    1979
  • Established Dammam Branch Office        1989
  • Joined BDO as a member firm                 2010
  • Gihad Alamri joined SOCPA                  2003
  • More than 160 are employed today at Dr. Mohamed Al-Amri & Co. (BDO Saudi)


Working towards a strong future

From start-ups and family business to large complex organisations, our heritage is in helping businesses grow. Our firm future will continue to see us build strong, successful relationships based on exceptional client service.