Bob Owel

Associate Partner, IFRG

KPMG International

Bob is an Associate Partner in KPMG’s International Standards Group (ISG) with over two decades of experience in IFRS accounting advisory and audit. In the ISG, he leads the insurance accounting team. In this role, he influences the development of KPMG’s accounting guidance with a key focus on IFRS 4 and the implementation of IFRS 17 and IFRS 9 for insurance companies. Bob oversees the development and delivery of training material for KPMG professionals globally.

Before joining KPMG, Bob led the technical implementation of IFRS 9 and IFRS 17 at a large insurer in Asia. He was the workstream lead responsible for the accounting, actuarial and reporting implications from IFRS 9 and IFRS 17. He was responsible for a mixed team of over 30 employees and external consultants in delivering the technical interpretation of IFRS 9 and 17. In this role, he worked closely together with teams from 18 local markets to roll out the IFRS 9 and IFRS 17 implementation.

  • Accounting
  • Accounting Advisory Services
  • Adoption of IFRS
  • Audit
  • Financial Services
  • IFRS and Accounting Change
  • Insurance
  • Tax Accounting Services - IFRS
  • Bachelor in Accountancy, Nyenrode Business University, the Netherlands (2000 – 2004)

  • Master of Science in Accountancy, Nyenrode Business University, the Netherlands (2004 – 2007)

  • Postmaster in Accountancy, Nyenrode Business University, the Netherlands (2008 – 2009)

  • Certified auditor qualification, Nederlandse Beroepsorganisatie van Accountants (NBA) obtained in March 2011

  • PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner Certificates in Project Management