KPMG Lower Gulf: Best Digital and Innovation Advisory Team GCC 2022

Nader Haffar, Chairman - KPMG Middle East and South Asia, Chairman and CEO - KPMG Lower Gulf receiving an award from

Nader Haffar Chairman – KPMG Middle East and South Asia, Chairman and CEO – KPMG Lower Gulf receiving an award from

Over the past two years, KPMG Lower Gulf has made worked on many impressive digital and innovation projects for regional clients in the banking, public health and government sectors. It helped the region’s first digital banking platform to deploy synthetic data to improve customer onboarding, risk mitigation and regulatory compliance. It worked with a healthcare regulator to develop a bespoke AI-powered simulator to aid policymakers with disease impact management and helped the UAE’s banking sector test their defences in a cyber wargaming exercise. It also led the digital transformation journey of a large regional hospital and a large government agency to accelerate technology adoption, upskill staff and increase automation. KPMG Lower Gulf has produced a vast array of thought leadership reports about D&I, and organized events, forums and webinars on everything from smart cities and cybersecurity to artificial intelligence and open data. They have also invested in the digital and innovation team having recruited 9 senior members including 4 Partners and 2 Directors.

KPMG achieved strong results in 2021 and reported global revenues of $32.13 billion in the 2021 fiscal year, an increase of 10%, with growth across functions: Advisory growing at 17%, Audit at 4% and Tax & Legal Services at 8%. It exhibited strong growth in its talent pool and impressive increases in key growth sectors such as financial services, government, infrastructure, energy and natural resources and healthcare.

KPMG Lower Gulf has been contributing to the socio-economic growth of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region since its founding in 1973. KPMG Lower Gulf is part of KPMG International Cooperative’s global network of professional member firms. KPMG in the UAE and Oman is well connected with its global member network and combines its local knowledge with international expertise, providing the sector and specialist skills required by our clients. The Lower Gulf firm now employs approximately 1,783 people, including about 192 partners and directors.

KPMG Lower Gulf – a repeat programme winner – claims the 2022 Best Digital and Innovation Advisory Team (GCC) award.

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