Mubeen Khadir joins KPMG Bahrain as Tax Partner


KPMG Bahrain has announced the appointment of an additional Tax Partner and new experienced resources to broaden the capabilities of the Tax and Corporate Services team and continue to provide businesses with innovative solutions for their critical business needs. Effective 1 September 2020, Mubeen Khadir joins KPMG Bahrain as Tax Partner leading the Tax and Corporate Services team along with KPMG’s Head of Tax and Corporate Services, Philippe Norre.

With this expansion, KPMG Bahrain continues to lead and optimize their offerings of value-added tax (VAT) outsourcing, tax technology solutions and address specific tax requirements at an industry and sector level including the banking, insurance, manufacturing, retail, hospitality, export & import and oil & gas industry. The growth includes the launch of an enhanced ‘Managed Services’ Centre of Excellence (tax, accounting, payroll and back-office function support), catering to the growing needs of businesses as they recover and emerge through the pandemic.

Mubeen previously led and managed the tax team at another Bahrain based consulting firm. Prior to that, he was member of the KPMG family in Saudi Arabia. Mubeen is a seasoned expert in the field of tax, serving clients in Bahrain and across the GCC region for several years focused on corporate, international tax, transfer pricing and VAT advisory.

The team will also take on an additional eight experts making it the largest, most diverse and experienced service provider in the Kingdom. In addition to Arabic and English, the team can provide professional support to clients in an additional fifteen languages.

Mubeen commenting on his new appointment said “I am delighted to be re-joining KPMG as tax partner.  A number of team members will also be coming across which cements KPMG as the unparalleled market leader for tax services in Bahrain.  I am thrilled to join the dynamic team of talented partners and consultants at KPMG and look forward to driving the growth of the tax practice along with Philippe Norre and the largest tax team in Bahrain.”

Jamal Fakhro, Managing Partner at KPMG Bahrain, added: “Mubeen is an astute professional, and a valuable addition to our firm. The industry expertise he brings along with his wider team, coupled with our existing competencies reinforces KPMG’s commitment to quality and demonstrates our continuous investment to bring the best and most practical business advice and assistance to our clients.”

Philippe Norre, Head of Tax and Corporate Services at KPMG Bahrain concluded: “I am thrilled to be working alongside Mubeen to assist businesses with their Tax requirements and challenges. As businesses work towards their recovery and are evolving towards the new reality, ‘optimization’ will be a key a requirement. We continue to enhance our tailored and cost-efficient tax technology innovations, including KPMG Enara, to support in-house compliance, reporting and data analytics.  Our team of lawyers, economists, accountants and technology specialists can support businesses with all their tax, corporate compliance and legal advisory needs. This includes technology-based solutions, outsourced services, board advisory services, while also providing them direct support from our Bahrain Centre of Excellence.  Mubeen and his team are highly respected across the GCC and their enthusiasm and strategic insight will bolster our existing relationships and reputation in the marketplace.” 

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