KPMG in Saudi Arabia
Rupert heads the tax function of KPMG in Saudi Arabia and is also a member of KPMG’s Middle East and South Asia Tax Steering Committee. Based in Riyadh, he provides strategic leadership and business development guidance to the group that operates from KPMG offices in Riyadh, Jeddah and Al Khobar, delivering tax, Zakat and legal services to both local Saudi Arabian and multinational companies operating in the region. Before joining KPMG, Rupert held the position of Vice President, Taxation with a leading Canadian-based engineering and oil and gas company. Rupert was involved in all aspects of domestic and international tax planning, compliance, tax audits, tax provision financial reporting, structuring, transfer pricing, indirect taxes, research and development and project tax issues. Prior to this, Rupert was a tax partner with an international professional services firm in Canada. He has accumulated considerable experience in diverse sectors, including oil and gas, mining, construction, financial services, professional practice, retail, real estate and wealth management.