Head of Financial Services, UK, Partner
KPMG in the UK
Karim Haji has 23 years of experience at KPMG working in the financial services practice. He’s worked alongside clients through many of the industry’s defining moments – from the 2008 financial crisis, to reforming the sector after the rogue trading, LIBOR and FX trading scandals.
Karim was responsible for leading a forensic investigation into a large rogue trading incident at a major global investment bank reporting to multiple regulators and the Board of Directors including the impact on governance, culture, supervision and controls.
He has deep knowledge of the global financial services, especially the banking sector. His extensive experience of working with corporate and investment banks includes leading advisory engagements on governance, risk management and controls and financial due diligence. Additionally, Karim has detailed working knowledge of multiple accounting GAAPs including IFRS and UK listing reporting requirements.
Karim has also been leading KPMG’s response to the UK initiative to build fairer and more effective markets through the FICC Market Standards Board.
Associate Chartered Accountant, ICAEW
BSc (Hons) – Warwick University, UK