KPMG Bahrain promotes management consulting head to partner

23 October 2019 2 min. read
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KPMG in Bahrain has appointed Manav Prakash as a partner to lead its management consulting practice.

In what the Big Four professional services firm describes as an expansion of its local advisory function, KPMG in Bahrain has promoted management consulting practice leader Manav Prakash to its partnership ranks. Employed with KPMG in Manama since 2009, Prakash has amassed more than a decade and a half of consulting experience over the course of his career.

Earning a Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics (marketing) with the Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies in India, Prakash started out with Mumbai-based strategy firm Universal Consulting, rising to managing consultant over four and a half years before making the switch with KPMG to the Middle East – where within three years he was made a director.

During his time in the region – where he has worked with many leading organisations in the Government and Private sectors – Prakash has according to the firm developed a deep understanding of the local business environment, and has “contributed significantly, over the years, in building trust with the clients in Bahrain and in the overall growth of our Advisory Practice.”

Manav Prakash, head of management consulting - KPMG

 “As our Advisory business continues to grow, I am happy to have Manav join the Partnership of the firm,” commented KPMG Bahrain Managing Partner Jamal Fakhro, who was last year honoured by the ICAEW for outstanding professional achievements. “The promotion highlights our diverse pool of talent, which we continue to invest in, in order to develop our next generation of leaders.”

Management consulting is one of the firm’s three primary Advisory divisions alongside of Deal Advisory and Risk Consulting (the latter led by Jeyapriya Partiban, who was the first female appointed as a partner at KPMG in Bahrain and Qatar), and provides service lines in business strategy, tech services, people & change, and – launched in 2015 – operational transformations.

Employing over 350 professionals, KPMG Bahrain is led by a team of approximately ten partners. In other regional partnership news, KPMG Qatar recently admitted experienced duo Nizar Hneini and Ali al Shabibi to its own Advisory leadership team in Qatar, while former KPMG Kuwait partner Anindya Roychowdhury has taken up a COO role with real estate firm Fairway America.