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Abbas Basrai

Director, Financial Services

KPMG in the Lower Gulf

Abbas is a banking specialist and focuses on audit and advisory services within the financial services sector. He has considerable experience of working with banks (both conventional and Islamic), sovereign wealth funds, investment and asset management companies and private equity funds. He has a particular interest and experience in the accounting, regulatory and control aspects of banking operations (from risk assessments to full reviews of front office supervision, product control, treasury, risk and operations functions), including extensive work with regard to derivatives and structured transactions. Abbas qualified as a chartered accountant (ICAEW) while with KPMG in London.

Areas of expertise

Advisory Banking Financial Services International Markets Investment Management Private Equity Private Equity Portfolio Sovereign Wealth Funds Wealth Asset Management Wholesale banking

Education and qualifications

  • BSc Mathematics and Economics – University College London


  • Member of Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

  • Member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakista

  • Islamic Finance Qualification (Securities and Investment Institute in London)


  • MENA FM Best Audit Services Award for 4

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  • Dubai , AE

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