Shahid Shaikh | KPMG | SA
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Shahid Shaikh

Head of Risk Consulting

KPMG in Saudi Arabia

Shahid has over 25 years of professional experience with KPMG, one of the world’s largest accounting firms, and multinational companies. Shahid has operated at Partner level in Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and the UAE. He has been the Finance Director for a Ford Motor subsidiary in the Insurance sector in London. He has also operated at CEO level of a Public listed leasing company.

Areas of expertise

  • Shahid has substantial corporate restructuring experience and has worked hands on restructuring group of 22 companies in London into 6 core businesses. This project involved both legal and administrative restructuring. 


  • Shahid has led projects relating to governance frameworks for major Saudi family businesses and corporates and also for a Government Ministry in Saudi. This involved alignment of Family constitutions and shareholder values with management and incorporating diverse expectations of individual shareholders with transparency and efficiency and allowing for good governance without hindering decision-making at operating levels.


  • Shahid has also been a SME for the IPO readiness assessments for companies in the Financial services sector; specially insurance and capital market and SAMA regulated and licensed entities like leasing and advisory and asset management businesses.

Education and qualifications

  • A Bachelor of Commerce


  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales


  • Financial Institutions

  • Trading and Service Companies

  • Banking and Insurance

  • Manufacturing; retail groups with exposures to diversified industries

  • Education, Health and Public Sector

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