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Ozench Ibrahim

Ozench F. Ibrahim

Partner, Audit

KPMG in Canada

Ozench has over 20 years’ experience in serving some of KPMG’s largest financial services clients. Ozench leads with a focus on delivering value, quality and results with commitment to an inclusive culture that empowers diverse teams. 

Ozench has served with significant roles as audit partner on big Canadian banks and as lead audit and quality control partner on mid-sized Canadian banks; lead audit partner on Canadian component of G-SIFI clients; on other SEC registrant clients and has assisted clients with securities offerings. 

Ozench brings significant experience with large Canadian financial institutions around market and credit risks. She works closely with G-SIFI banking audit teams and KPMG’s global IFRS desk in London including sharing practical experience in loan-loss accounting and current developments with IFRS 9, guidance around xVA, and other complex audit and accounting issues. She has established strong working relationships with regulators. Her capital markets experience spans the unique challenges of the ABCP and the credit crisis years. She actively participates in KPMG’s G-SIFI audit team forums sharing insights on accounting, audit and valuation matters including modelling.

She has worked closely with teams in over thirty countries in serving an international bank, supporting teams with complex, time sensitive matters, ensuring audit quality and value-add for the consolidated bank and in the respective international locations.

Ozench has led KPMG’s Avenues program that provides incoming staff cross functional training and experience, and leads the firm’s clients and markets initiatives for the financial services audit practice. Ozench also serves on a number of boards and is the chair of Women Corporate Directors- Toronto chapter.

Areas of expertise
Asset Management Banking Capital Markets Financial Services Innovation culture and behaviors Strategic alliances
Education and qualifications
  • BSc, Business Administration, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

  • Master of Accounting, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

  • Fulbright Scholar, Honors

Accreditation
  • CA, CPA Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario

Community Involvement
  • Business Strategy Advisory Committee, Global Risk Institute

  • Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee – Board of Directors, Women’s College Hospital Foundation

  • Advisory Council, Women in Capital Markets

  • Advisory Board - Dean, Schulich School of Business; Advisory Board - Schulich Center of Excellence in Accounting and Society

  • Chair, Women Corporate Directors – Toronto Chapter

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