Hanife Ymer | KPMG | AE
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Hanife Ymer

Head of Sustainability Services

KPMG in the Lower Gulf

Hanife manages sustainability services for KPMG in the Lower Gulf (UAE and Oman). She brings more than 20 years’ experience, working across the areas of risk, internal audit and sustainability, with a particular focus on the financial services sector. She has worked across several regions including the United States, Pakistan, Colombia and Malaysia, across all areas of sustainability. She has conducted over 100 sustainability-related capacity building workshops, and was a key contributor to the thought leadership including two recent papers entitled - How to report on the SDGs and what good looks like and why it matters (2018), and The road ahead: Growing momentum in corporate responsibility reporting in the UAE (2017).

Education and qualifications

  • — Bachelor of Strategic Management and Marketing, Monash University, Melbourne

  • — Graduate Certificate in Sustainability, Swinburne University, Melbourne


  • — GRI Certified Trainer

  • — Governance Institute Australia

  • — Risk Management Association Australia

  • — Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA)

  • — Non-Executive Director, Football Federation Victoria, Australia (Member of Finance, Audit and Risk Committee)


  • — Sustainability and sport – with a particularly understanding in relation to football.

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  • Dubai, AE

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