Partner, Head of Advisory & Markets, KPMG in Lower Gulf
Education and Qualifications
- lMaster of Business Administration
- lFellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
- Joined KPMG London office (1983)
- Appointed Partner in KPMG UK (London, 1992)
- Seconded Partner, KPMG in United Arab Emirates (Dubai, 1992-1995)
- Partner, Financial Services (London, 1995 – 2000)
- Partner, Forensic Services (London, 2000-2003)
- Chief Executive Officer, KPMG in India (Mumbai, 2003-2006)
- Chairman, High Growth Markets, KPMG Europe LLP (London, 2006-2011)
Ian has held a member of key client facing and management roles in multiple locations within KPMG network. Ian’s experience spans the financial sector, forensic and regulatory investigations, acting as expert witness, the Middle East and Emerging Markets. His various roles within KPMG enable him to be versatile and credible as a boardroom level advisor.
- Core sector focus is the financial sector where he served global banking accounts (Standard Chartered, ANZ, National Westminster Bank, Republic National Bank of New York). In the UAE, he has served Emirates NBD, National Bank of Abu Dhabi, UAE Central Bank, National Bank of Fujairah, HSBC Middle East and ADIA.
- His investigations experience involves financial sector market participants for regulatory and other agencies, including the UK’s Financial Services Authority.
- Acted as financial expert witness in court and in arbitration hearings (London and Paris) in matters relating to professional negligence, construction and other business disputes
- Regular speaker at emerging markets seminars.
- He has considerable experience helping western businesses evaluate options connected with accessing high growth markets and assisting business from markets establish a presence or raise capital in mature economies.
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