DOHA: Global audit, tax and advisory firm, KPMG, has announced the appointment of its Qatar-based partner, Omar Mahmood to head up its financial services practice in the Middle East and South Asia.
KPMG’s Middle East and South Asia Chairman Jamal Fakhro said it was important KPMG found the right person for the role given the strategic significance of financial services to the region.
“The financial services industry in this region is developing at a rapid rate,” said Fakhro. “KPMG is committed to supporting this development with outstanding financial services specialists.”
Omar Mahmood brings a wealth of experience to this appointment, having worked with KPMG financial services clients in London and across the Middle East. He has a deep understanding of conventional and Islamic banking and their retail, corporate and investment operations, he said.
Commented Omar: “Qatar has some of the region’s leading financial services organizations and is therefore an ideal location to help support the region’s financial services institutions and regulators”. KPMG has over 30 percent of the total professionals servicing the financial services clients in the region and was recently named the best Islamic assurance and advisory service provider by Euromoney’s Islamic Finance Awards for the sixth consecutive year.