KPMG in Saudi Arabia appoints Kenan Nouweilati as Advisory leader for Eastern Province

07 September 2021 1 min. read
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KPMG in Saudi Arabia has appointed Kenan Nouweilati as a Senior Director in its Advisory practice.

Nouweilati's appointment follows an over 30-year remarkable career in the industry and consulting leadership roles in the UK, Europe, the US, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.

He worked the first 10 years of his career in the upstream oil & gas sector across various technical and commercial roles. Later, Nouweilati spent most of his 20-year consulting career advising clients, including energy and natural resources, public sector and family businesses.

Kenan Nouweilati, Senior Director, KPMG

“His broad and hands-on experience makes him a great addition to our leadership team, helping accelerate and drive continued growth and transformation,” said Islam Albayaa, Head of Advisory at KPMG in Saudi Arabia.

Nouweilati joins from KPMG Qatar, where he worked as Head of Advisory for over three years. Before that, he worked with Accenture Strategy for six years as Managing Director, leading the energy sector's consulting practice, as well as the procurement & supply chain consulting practice for all sectors across the GCC region.

On his appointment, Nouweilati said: “I look forward to contributing towards KPMG's vision to be recognised as a leader in the advisory and procurement & supply chain solution market. I want to thank the management for entrusting me with this role as we embark on this new chapter.”

Nouweilati, who hails from the UK, speaks fluent Arabic. He holds Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from Kings College London and an MBA from Kingston University, UK.

Albayaa continued: “Kenan’s appointment is testament to the firm’s growth ambitions across the country, and with his experience in the energy sector, and in-depth knowledge of procurement & supply chain, we will bolster our advisory function in this area.”