Kholoud Mousa

Partner and Head of Our Impact Plan

KPMG in Saudi Arabia

Kholoud Mousa was the first female Saudi Partner in Saudi Arabia and was also the first Saudi woman licensed to practice as a certified public accountant in the Kingdom. She has 20 years of audit and advisory experience across various industries, and is a certified family business governance advisor. She was a member of the governance committee of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), during which she led projects relating to governance frameworks for major Saudi family businesses and for non-for-profit institutions. In 2019, she was named as one of the leading 20 Saudi Women in Finance, Economy, and Commerce. In addition to her business responsibilities, she serves as the KPMG’s Head of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity for which she leads the country-wide nationalization strategy and has launched many women empowerment programs.

Professional and industry experience

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.    

  • MS and BS in Accounting & licensed CPA.

  • Member of the Saudi Organization of Certified Public Accountant (SOCPA)

  • Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)