Rema Serafi is the Vice Chair – Tax at KPMG LLP. In this role, she oversees a team of more than 10,000 partners and professionals across all tax disciplines, including federal, international, state and local, as well as specialty practices such as mergers and acquisitions, economic and valuation services and global mobility services.
During her nearly three decades at KPMG, she’s held several leadership positions. From 2020-2023, Rema served as the National Managing Principal – Tax, setting the Tax practice up for long-term success by promoting a client-first mindset, investing in leading technology and talent and more. Prior to this role, she led the Economic and Valuation Services (EVS) practice for five years.
Rema’s client experience includes serving as a Lead Account Partner for a Fortune 250 company and providing transfer pricing consulting services to leading multinationals across numerous industries, with an emphasis on financial services.
Rema has a particular interest in the impact of data & analytics, artificial intelligence, and emerging technologies on corporate tax functions, as well as in strengthening the talent and diversity pipeline in the profession.
She joined the KPMG US partnership in 2003 and served as a member of the firm’s Board Nominating Committee and National Women’s Advisory Board, as well as the board of Enactus, an international nonprofit organization that works with leaders in business and higher education to mobilize university students to become socially responsible business leaders.
Rema earned her master’s degree in international economics from Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs, and her bachelor’s degree from Barnard College.