Kareem Sadek

Partner, Advisory, Emerging Tech Risk Leader and Cryptoassets & Blockchain Co-leader

KPMG in Canada

Kareem is a Partner in the Toronto office of the Advisory, Risk Consulting practice. Kareem brings over 18 years of professional services experience and focuses in the areas of emerging technology risk (AI in Control, Blockchain, Cloud), IT internal audit, IT governance, internal controls and IT risk management services. Utilizing these emerging technologies, Kareem supports his clients' business strategies and objectives across various markets. Kareem leads many IT advisory and internal audit services across Canada and globally.

In this role, Kareem helps clients with developing and executing their IT internal audit plans and delivering consulting projects including emerging IT risk areas such as RPA Assurance, AI in Control, Blockchain Assurance, Crisis Management, IT Services Management and IT Incident Management, Cyber Security maturity assessments, Mobile Governance/ Security, Data Governance/ management, Cloud Governance, Software Asset Management and others. One of the most pressing challenges clients face is around the governance of technologies. Kareem is making a difference by using KPMG’s framework for digital transformation risk assessments, which not only highlights areas that are under control, but parts of the business that are over controlled, this help reprioritize efforts and resources to different parts of the business.

Kareem has worked across various industries and brings organizations insights and leading practices from Canada and around the world, as well as sharing IT hot topics and how organizations are addressing them. Kareem is a frequent speaker at various conferences and has delivered presentations on the topics of Blockchain, AI in Control, Cyber Security, IT Emerging Risks, Role of Internal Audit in Cyber Security and Disruptive Technologies.

  • Blockchain
  • Cloud
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Emerging Technology
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • IT Advisory in Management Consulting
  • IT Attestation
  • IT in Internal Audit
  • BComm, Concordia University, John Molson School of Business, Montreal Canada

  • Certified in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA)

  • Project Management Professional (PMP)

  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

  • Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)

  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)