Jamal has been a partner at KPMG Fakhro since 1982 (formerly Fakhro Establishment for Accounting and Auditing – the first national accounting and auditing firm established in Bahrain in 1968) and became Managing Partner in 1987. Jamal has over 35 years’ experience as client partner and advisor and has led cross-border engagements in financial services, oil and gas, government sectors infrastructure and communications. Jamal is the relationship partner for a select group of high profile clients in Bahrain and Qatar and interacts with board level executives from some of the region’s most prestigious businesses and organizations. His key areas of expertise include financial services (including Islamic finance), strategic planning and investments, GCC and emerging markets insights, corporate governance and family governance.
Jamal is a Founding Board Member for the Pearl Initiative – the leading independent, not-for-profit, by-business for-business, institution in the Gulf Region, which aims to influence and improve corporate accountability and transparency, and also a Founder of the Jassim Fakhro fund, which supports young Bahrainis to achieve professional