Sonali Perera


KPMG Lower Gulf

Sonali Perera recently joined KPMG’s Business Academy in the capacity of Manager. She has been with KPMG in various local and international roles since January 2004. She has worked with teams to develop soft skills programs related resourcing skills, leadership development, customer service and induction programs.

In her last regional role, Sonali worked for the KPMG Europe Middle East and Africa Regional People Performance and Culture (PPC) Group. During her 7 year tenure with the PPC group she was involved in regional learning and development program design and roll out. She was also involved in KPMG regional resourcing projects and Corporate Responsibility projects.

She was the Program Manager for the Europe Middle East and Africa Regional New Manager Milestone Event, a flagship global program to on board new managers.

Sonali was the Project Manager for the UAE Ace the Case competition in the last couple of years which is a high level talent attraction program. This leads to KPMG’s global flagship talent acquisition program KPMG International Case Competition.


  • Diploma in Human Resource Management

  • Charted Institute of Marketing (stage II)

  • Chartered Institute of Personnel Development Licentiate

  • Charted Institute of Personnel Development