KPMG appoints 2 Indians as new audit partners

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.

He is an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and leads the Islamic banking services for Bahrain.

Gopinath is an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and has a CPA from American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

He manages audit, accounting and outsourcing assignments and special assignments for SME clients in Bahrain.

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