KPMG Lower Gulf appoints new chief executive

Business moves to the next phase of growth

Emilio Pera and Nader Haffar. - Supplied photo
Emilio Pera and Nader Haffar. - Supplied photo

A Staff Reporter

Published: Fri 18 Nov 2022, 3:32 PM

KPMG Lower Gulf (LG), comprising the UAE and Oman, on Friday announced the appointment of Emilio Pera as the company’s next chief executive officer, effective January 1, 2023. He takes over from Nader Haffar, who resigned from the company after five years as chairman and chief executive.

Pera, who brings over 30 years of professional services and international business experience, is currently KPMG LG’s acting head of tax. He was instrumental in scaling the business to align with current market trends and improve profitability.

Pera said: “KPMG Lower Gulf has experienced tremendous growth and transformation over the past five years. Our impressive list of clients is testament to the trust they place in the KPMG brand. We continue to strive towards being the most trusted and trustworthy firm of choice for our clients.”

Haffar said: “I would like to congratulate Emilio on his election as CEO. He is a highly respected KPMG professional, and I am confident that his leadership will enable KPMG Lower Gulf to continue its record of strong performance and growth.”

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