Farhan Syed

Partner and Head of Advisory, Middle East and South Asia (MESA) and Lower Gulf

KPMG Lower Gulf

Farhan is a Partner and serves as the Head of Advisory practice for KPMG Middle East and South Asia (MESA) and Lower Gulf, and is a member of the Executive Committee of the firm. He is also Head of the Digital & Innovation practice, which under his leadership has expanded rapidly. Farhan brings a wealth of experience and has delivered numerous projects in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, Australasia, the UK, US, Sweden and India. He has worked with senior executives in Financial Services, Telecommunications, Retail, Hospitality, Aviation, Mining and the Public Sector. Prior to joining KPMG, Farhan held leadership positions with IBM Global Business Services where he led their Digital Consulting Practice for the Middle East, Turkey and Africa in banking and the Business and Customer Strategy Consulting Practice for Australia and New Zealand.


Areas of expertise
Banking Customer Revenue Growth Government and Public Sector Hotels and Hospitality IT Advisory in Management Consulting International Markets Management Consulting Mining Retail Telecommunications
Education and qualifications
  • Masters in Business Administration from Australian Graduate School of Management, Australia

  • Bachelors in Commerce from University of Pune, India

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