News: KPMG bolsters Saudi Arabia leadership with 8 new senior directors


KPMG bolsters Saudi Arabia leadership with 8 new senior directors

The multinational consultancy firm has bolstered the key divisions - Advisory, Audit, and Internal Client & Marketing with eight senior directors to spearhead business growth in the Saudi Arabia.
KPMG bolsters Saudi Arabia leadership with 8 new senior directors

KPMG, a global consulting firm, has announced the appointment of eight new leaders to oversee operations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, bolstering the company's business operations with its core expertise in the region. 

Four Senior Directors for KPMG KSA - Advisory

The newly appointed Senior Directors, Hani Singer, Osama Rabbani, Stefan Ritsch, Khaled Hannun, and Tarig Bzai, will lead the advisory team in the region. 

Assuming his new role, Hani, who joined the company in 2010, brings over 19 years of core expertise. Before his appointment, he was the Director of Infrastructure Advisory. His experience encompasses domains including corporate finance, major projects advisory, project financing, infrastructure, privatization, and public-private partnerships.

Assuming his new role in the Enterprise Risk Services division, Osama, based in Khobar, will bolster the internal leadership capabilities. A certified CA from the ICAEW, he brings more than 14 years of international experience across EMEA and the UK. Previously, he was a Partner in KPMG UK, establishing a thriving controls business transformation, primarily centered around the Energy and Natural Resources sector.

Meanwhile, Stefan brings 20 years of core expertise in project finance and public-private partnerships in the infrastructure sector. He joined KPMG two years ago as a Director of the Infrastructure Advisory Group. Prior to that, he held key leadership roles across Australia, the UAE, and Saudi Arabia, consulting public and private sector clients from procurement to execution. In addition to this, he led monetization strategies, leveraging government assets to generate additional revenue streams via public-private delivery models successfully.

Khaled brings about 16 years of industry experience. He joined KPMG Jordan in 2008, where he worked with key clients across various segments, such as corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, and investment attraction. Before this, he served the company in the capacity of Director of Deal Advisory, assisting public sector clients in attracting foreign and domestic investments in KSA.

Tariq, who is a qualified CPA, brings 20 years of expertise across the assurance and accounting functions. Currently, he leads intelligent accounting solutions within Finance and Accounting.

Two Senior Directors for KPMG KSA - Audit 

Meanwhile, the Audit division of the KSA region will operate under the leadership of Mohammed Alkhlaiwi and Mohammed Saad Hasheem.

Saad, who joined KPMG KSA five years ago, was serving as ESG Lead overseeing audit engagements covering prominent financial, hospitality, and public sector clients. In his new role, he brings 15 years of expertise in audit and assurance, encompassing blue-chip banks, capital market institutions, asset financing houses, currency settlers, asset and wealth management firms, financial technology companies, hospitality entities, and investment funds.

Alkhlaiwi, who joined the KPMG Khobar office in 2016, has over 18 years of audit experience and is currently acting as a Director in the Audit division, partnering with national and multinational clients.

One Senior Director for KPMG KSA - Internal Clients and Market

Seibe Butter has been appointed to lead the Internal Clients and Marketing team. Based in Khobar, he will lead the company’s Energy & Natural Resources client account. In this new role, he brings 20 years of core experience, encompassing the oil, gas, and chemicals industry.

Welcoming the senior directors to the leadership board, Abdullah Al Fozan, Chairman and CEO of KPMG in Saudi Arabia and Levant, said, “We would like to congratulate all colleagues who have been promoted. Their well-deserved promotions are a testament to their hard work, commitment to continuous learning, and pursuit of new challenges. They serve as an inspiration to others in the firm.”

The leadership appointments in the KSA region elevate KPMG's position as a leading consultant covering risk, financial and business advisory, tax and regulatory services, internal audit, and corporate governance.

Last week, leadership appointments in the BFSI sector globally also ensured the strategic expansion of key financial institutions across APAC, EMEA, South Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.

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