Global audit, tax and advisory firm, KPMG Fakhro, has announced the appointment of two new audit partners to strengthen the firm’s financial services and owner managed business practices in Bahrain. Islamic banking specialist, Mahesh Balasubramanian, and owner managed business specialist, Harish Gopinath, were promoted to the position from within the business.
KPMG Fakhro Managing Partner, Jamal Fakhro said the appointments reflect the company’s optimism for the future and the growing needs and expectations of its clients.
“Mahesh and Harish are significant appointments for our expanding financial services and owner managed business teams,” Fakhro said, adding that the appointments ensure KPMG has senior auditors on the ground to support clients in the growing SME sector in Bahrain and Islamic Banking.
Balasubramanian has extensive experience in banking and financial services, including knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), and Islamic accounting standards.