Abbas Basrai

Partner, Head of Financial Services and Financial Risk Management (FRM)

KPMG Lower Gulf

Abbas leads financial services (FS) at KPMG Lower Gulf and focuses on audit and advisory services within the FS sector. He also leads the Financial Risk Management (FRM) practice. He has extensive experience 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

Banking     Netbanking     Netbank     Advisory     Banking     Financial Services     Investment Management     Private Equity     Private Equity     Portfolio     Sovereign Wealth Funds     Wealth Asset Management     Wholesale Banking

  • Advisory
  • Banking
  • Financial Services
  • International Markets
  • Investment Management
  • Private Equity
  • Private Equity Portfolio
  • Sovereign Wealth Funds
  • Wealth Asset Management
  • Wholesale banking
  • BSc Mathematics and Economics – University College London

  • Member of Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

  • Member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan

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

  • Awards

  • MENA FM Best Audit Services Award for 4