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Reema Ibrahim

Reema Ibrahim


KPMG in Canada

Reema Ibrahim is a Partner in KPMG’s Risk Consulting practice. Reema has over eighteen years of experience providing assurance and advisory services to clients in the financial services industry, with a focus on the banking and wealth management sectors. She worked with the major Canadian Banks’ treasury functions, commercial lending businesses and wealth management platforms. In her current role, she helps clients across the second and third line of defense working directly with the office of the CFO, CCO, CRO and CIA to  build governance frameworks, design risk management programs and conduct assurance engagements with respect to emerging risks and regulations.

Reema brings solid experience advising banking clients across Canada on emerging risks. She continues to help her clients navigate their governance and risk management journeys in the current heightened regulatory environment and demands by stakeholders. 

Reema has worked extensively across the second and third lines of defense where she advised on target operating models, developed and led SOX controls testing programs, crafted audit strategies and led various operational audits. She also led corporate governance reviews, including Board and controls oversight functions (Finance, Audit, and Risk).

Reema currently leads co-source internal audit arrangements with several Canadian financial institutions and outsource internal audit arrangements with a securities regulator and a Schedule 1 bank where she is the acting Chief Internal Auditor.

Most recently, she has been assisting her banking clients in developing conduct risk frameworks, incorporating monitoring controls and assessing culture and conduct risk across the organization. She is also assisting her clients in the wealth sector to become compliant with Client Focused Reforms.

Education and qualifications
  • Masters in Accounting, University of Waterloo

  • Bachelor of Arts Honours – Chartered Accountancy Studies, University of Waterloo

Community Involvements
  • Director of the Board of Canadian Feed the Children (2018 – present)

  • Treasurer and director of the Board of Directors of Macaulay Child Development Centre (2012 – 2020)