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Wissam Safwan

Partner and Head of Audit Function

KPMG in Lebanon

Wissam is the head of the Audit Function at KPMG Lebanon. He has over 13 years of audit experience focused. He was part of the deployment team of the eAudit, the KPMG automated audit workflow. Wissam leads the audit teams and oversees the efforts of multiple client engagements in a wide variety of industries. He ensures the audit strategic plan is well maintained and accomplished. He maintains active communication with clients to manage expectations, ensure satisfaction, and lead change efforts effectively. He works with the client base to make recommendations on business improvement and process improvement and serves as a business advisor to client. Wissam has several local and global clients with the primary responsibilities of leading the audit teams across different countries, dealing with clients, executive management groups and presenting the findings and recommendations to Board Members. He planned and performed audits in accordance with International Standards on Auditing on global clients. He led special purpose financial statements audits, USAID and other US governmental grant audits, EU grant audits and other grants audits on several clients. He has substantial IFRS and US GAAP financial reporting knowledge at a group and operating company level. Beside Lebanon, Wissam has led several engagements in Iraq.

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