Audit, Tax and Advisory firm, KPMG in Bahrain, continues its’ commitment to support local talent as part of their Jassim Fakhro Professional Development Fund program. The most recent batch of young Bahraini staff have successfully completed their professional accreditation in their respective fields, and have become qualified chartered accountants, with support from the Fund program.

This milestone highlights the progress of the firm’s flagship professional development initiative. The Jassim Fakhro Professional Development Fund program was established in 2001 to honor Jassim Fakhro, the co-founder of KPMG in Bahrain and with the ambition to support the professional development of young talented Bahrainis. It provides financial support, coupled with coaching and mentoring from more experienced colleagues to help talented youth to pursue and successfully complete the professional qualifications of their choice.

Till date the Jassim Fakhro Professional Development Fund is proud to have an alumni database of over 170 Bahrainis who are exemplary brand ambassadors for KPMG in Bahrain and the Fund. This also reinforces KPMG’s commitment towards ‘Lifelong Learning’ through their ongoing investment.

Mustafa Mohamed, Audit Senior Executive at KPMG in Bahrain, a recent graduate commented on his success, and said ““An investment in learning pays the best return. KPMG in Bahrain continuously stands by this belief which is demonstrated by their support towards young Bahrainis pursuing their professional certification through the Jassim Fakhro Fund. A warm thanks to the firm’s leaders and all my colleagues who have all supported me during my CPA journey.”

Majeda Ali, Audit Senior Executive at KPMG in Bahrain, also added "I am very grateful for the support I received from the Jassim Fakhro Fund towards my CPA certification, and the opportunity to be a member of the KPMG family. I would like to thank everyone around me who provided me with constant support and encouragement, including my family, friends, and the KPMG family.”