KPMG commits to supporting young Bahrainis in financial services

25 September 2023 1 min. read

KPMG is stepping up its efforts to developing future leaders within Bahrain’s financial services sector.

Since its establishment in 1968, KPMG’s Bahrain wing has been providing a wide range of professional services to its clients across sectors. Part of the firm’s modus operandi is bringing on board young talent, and helping them grow into experienced practitioners in their field.

Teaming up with the Chartered Financial Analyst Society of Bahrain, KPMG is now stepping up its commitment to graduates and young professionals aspiring a career in the financial services sector.

KPMG commits to supporting young Bahrainis in financial services

A progressive government policy and strong infrastructure has seen Bahrain build a financial services sector comprising more than 360 local, regional and global institutions. Last year, the sector was Bahrain’s largest non-oil sector in the economy contributing over 18% towards real GDP last year.

Grooming the next wave of professionals and future leaders is an integral part of the keeping the financial services sector in healthy shape. This is where the KPMG and Chartered Financial Analyst Society partnership comes in.

“We are pleased to join forces with KPMG to empower the next generation of financial services professionals in Bahrain. Together, we will promote internship opportunities, jointly develop and promote educational and professional initiatives, raise the awareness of training and education, and support women-inclusive programs,” said Zeeba Askar, President of the Chartered Financial Analyst Society in Bahrain.

Jalil AlAali, partner with KPMG in Bahrain, said: “The collaboration will contribute towards providing the future generation of young Bahraini leaders with real work experience, access to leading industry standards, and an opportunity to engage with experienced professionals within the marketplace. This demonstrates KPMG’s commitment towards nurturing talent and promoting excellence within the professional services industry.”