Head of Inclusion & Diversity
KPMG in Saudi Arabia
Kholoud is the first female Saudi Partner in KSA . She works as an Audit Partner in KPMG Al Fozan & Partners and is based in Jeddah office. She has the honor of being the first Saudi woman licensed to practice as a certified public accountant in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. She was a member of the governance committee of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
Kholoud has over 16 years of Audit and Finance experience across various industries and possesses a thorough knowledge of Saudi accounting and financial reporting standards(SOCPA) as well as International Financial Reporting Standards(IFRS).
Throughout her professional career at KPMG and other financial services firms, Kholoud gained a wide range of industrial and professional experience in accounting , audit and Zakat &Tax advisory. Her experience covered different sectors; Manufacturing, Construction, Medical &Healthcare, Trading, and Investments. She has been also involved in providing financial advisory services, development of accounting system and Policy & Procedures manual, etc.
During her membership of the Governance committee of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) she led projects relating to Governance frameworks for Major Saudi family businesses and for non for profit institutions. This involved alignment of Family constitutions and shareholder values with Management and incorporating diverse expectations of individual shareholders with transparency and efficiency and allowing for good governance without hindering decision-making at operating levels.
As a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusiveness she has been engaged in leading country-wide nationalization strategy, women empowerment and gender diversity within her previous employers. As well as promoting audit and financial advisory as a profession to Saudi graduates, especially females.