KPMG underscores commitment to Public Sector with new senior appointments

(RIYADH) – May 26, 2021:  KPMG, the leading provider of audit, tax and advisory services in Saudi Arabia, announced strategic promotions in its public sector team. The move further consolidates company’s standing as an advisor to the government across a range of entities, supporting the path towards Vision 2030.

To cater to the growth being witnesses, KPMG promoted two (2) of its directors – Hanan Alowain has been promoted to the Partner position and Ghassan El Chaarani promoted as Senior Director.

Dr Abdullah Al Fozan, Chairman, KPMG in Saudi Arabia, while congratulating to both, said: “We at KPMG take great gratification in developing our people and enriching their careers. These appointments are testament to that. Both executives have decades of experience which will develop the KPMG Public Sector Function and its partners alike, leading to strengthening the best practices in Saudi Arabia at par with the international standards.”

Hanan Alowain joined KPMG in 2018 bringing 14 years of experience in the field of human capital and social development in the Kingdom. Aside from focusing on human resources and social development, she works on sports and quality of life initiatives. She is also the Vice Chairperson for the Association of Saudi Management Consultants. Alowain is the second Saudi female partner at KPMG in Saudi Arabia.

Ghassan El Chaarani joined KPMG in April 2019 and brought a deep specialization in investment attraction, development and facilitation. He has over 20 years of experience in the fields of strategy formulation and implementation across FMCG and telecommunications, as well as in the design and implementation of investment incentives. 

Ismail Alani, Head of Public Sector at KPMG in Saudi Arabia, said: “KPMG works alongside our government and public sector clients, innovatively connecting people and technology to tackle some of the most pressing challenges facing economies and society, this requires supporting our best leaders to do their best with our clients. The main driver for prioritizing our efforts and investments stems from our belief in the criticality of achieving Vision 2030 and our national commitment as a firm to support its objectives.”

It is worth noting that KPMG in Saudi Arabia is a member of KPMG’s Global Government and Public Sector Board (G7) and sits on KPMG Global Board of Government and Public Sector which includes the largest and most mature practices across KPMG network.

KPMG is committed to bringing innovative international perspectives to our Public Sector partners through combining the global experience with firm’s strong technical capabilities and deep understanding of the Saudi public sector to deliver groundbreaking results.

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