KPMG's announcement comes at a great time especially in the UAE as His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, recently launched the strategic plan to position Dubai as the capital of the Islamic economy. His Highness expressed his strong commitment to the success of the Islamic economy sector and about placing Dubai on the international economic map as the global destination of choice that provides Islamic products, finance and services as well as raising the standards for the management and quality of this sector to new levels.
Speaking about the GIFLT Muhammad Tariq said "We already have an award winning Islamic finance offering, with teams providing an array of services to clients around the world. The GIFLT will help drive KPMG firms' market activity and is intended to aid closer coordination of client service teams in the development of new products and services to meet the increasingly sophisticated and global needs of clients in the Islamic Finance industry".
"Islamic finance and its principles of fair dealing are becoming more and more globalised. This leadership team will leverage our member firms' insights and expertise in Islamic finance to give our clients access to an outstanding depth and breadth of knowledge wherever in the world they need it" said Jeremy Anderson, KPMG's Global Chairman of Financial Services.
About KPMG: KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. We operate in 152 countries and have 145,000 people working in member firms around the world.
KPMG in the UAE was established in 1973 and has grown to more than 650 professional staff led by 31 Partners, across six offices. We have established a presence among market leaders in the region, providing clients with Audit, Tax and Advisory services.
Over several decades, KPMG in the UAE has had the opportunity to work with leading industry players in the region and has played a pivotal role in a number of success stories. At various stages of their growth clients have looked to KPMG for timely and independent advice to help in decision making.
KPMG's employees and Partners in the UAE embrace KPMG's Global values. These values determine how we interact with clients, with each other and with the world around us. These values also define what we stand for and how we conduct business. At KPMG we try to create sustainable, long-term value, not just for our member firms and clients, but for the broader society as well. KPMG aims to be a responsible corporate citizen by making a real difference to the communities in which it operates.
For further information, contact:Omar Khan Communications Manager (LG) Omarkhan2@kpmg.comDirect: 050-2506204
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