Karim El Assir | KPMG | UK

Karim El Assir

Manager- MENA Desk Lead, Corporate Intelligence

KPMG in the UK

Karim El Assir leads the Middle East desk on KPMG in the UK's Corporate Intelligence team.

Karim El Assir leads the Middle East desk on KPMG’s Corporate Intelligence team, providing clients with forensic services that cover the jurisdictions of North Africa, the GCC and Iran. For companies entering the region, he gathers on-the-ground intelligence to support market entry, assess the extent of a company’s exposure to sanctions and reputational risk, and vet potential joint venture partners. 

Karim’s background is in political risk. Prior to joining KPMG, Karim was the Senior Political Analyst at a political and economic risk consultancy based in Cairo, where he led the firm’s research on the political environments of several MENA states. 

Areas of expertise

Acquisition due diligence Advisory Risk Consulting Transactions

Education and qualifications

  • MA Near and Middle Eastern Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies

  • BA Liberal Arts, University College Maastricht

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