Omar is an experienced financial services partner who has worked in the Middle East and the UK for many clients with local and global operations. He is currently the Head of Financial Services for KPMG in the MESA region, leading specialists from across the region. His predominant focus is on the banking sector, both conventional and Islamic - covering retail, corporate and investment banking. Omar works closely with the regulators, advising them on emerging regulations and regulatory change. Omar specializes in providing audit services, however he has also worked on numerous advisory engagements including risk review for international banks, covering market, operational and credit risk and due diligence for large cross border acquisitions.