Dominic Ayliffe



Associate Managing Director

Dominic Ayliffe is an associate managing director in Kroll’s Restructuring practice, based in Dubai. Dominic brings over 12 years of experience working with corporates and their stakeholders in special situations—with a primary emphasis around credit risk and financial restructuring.

Prior to joining Kroll, Dominic was a director at Standard Chartered Bank in the Middle East, one of the core geographies for the global emerging-markets-focused bank. His team managed a portfolio of over USD 2 billion. He has worked with various types of corporate organizations and of various sizes spanning a wide range of industries, including energy, infrastructure, construction, retail and trading. Most recently, he led one of the international-creditor syndicates through a successful debt restructuring for a major UAE real estate developer. Dominic is also known for driving initiatives through to conclusion, including coordinating the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region’s adoption of a revised accounting methodology and playing a central role in the establishment of Standard Chartered Bank’s first financial advisor panel for stressed asset services.

Previously, Dominic has worked for PwC’s Restructuring and Refinancing team, where he delivered numerous financial advisory engagements—including insolvencies, independent business reviews—supporting lenders, borrowers, shareholders and government bodies on critical turnaround transactions.

Dominic also has a keen interest in sustainability and climate issues. After completing an M.Sc. in Sustainable Development at SOAS, he won a prize for academic achievement and has since guest lectured for the University of London. He is keen to further pursue these interests, going forward, by partnering with companies as they drive climate action and adapt their strategies to react to new national, regional or sector regulations and support the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Dominic got a first-class bachelor’s degree in philosophy, politics and economics from the University of York. Additionally, he is a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.


Financial and operational restructuring and enforcement of security, including investigation, preservation and realization of assets for investors, lenders and companies.