Mahesh Balasubramanian

Head of Financial Services

KPMG in Bahrain

Mahesh is an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and is an experienced audit professional with over 15 years experience.

Mahesh has over 15 years of experience providing Audit and Advisory services to clients in the financial sector. As a subject matter expert, Mahesh has worked with many conventional and Islamic financial institutions in the region. He is Head of Islamic Finance at KPMG in Bahrain and is a member of the firm’s global Islamic Finance leadership team. Mahesh works closely with the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) on emerging regulations and regulatory change. He has been closely involved in the standard setting process with AAOIFI as member of various committees and working groups.
With his background and experience, Mahesh has provided a range of advisory services to financial institutions including bank reorganization, deal structuring, capital allocation and risk consulting, advice on mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning, product structuring reviews and prospective financial reporting. Mahesh is also part of our Global IFRS Group and represents the region as a specialist on Business Combinations and Consolidation.  He has also led our initiatives for implementation of accounting change and new standards such as IFRS 9, IFRS 10 and IFRS 15. 
Mahesh is also the partner in charge of the firm’s Telecommunication practice.
  • Financial Services
  • Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

  • Bachelor of Commerce from Mumbai University, India

  • Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions

  • Bahrain Chapter of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India