Syed Bakhtiyar Kazmi
Joined the Board on November 18, 2020
Mr. Kazmi is a fellow chartered accountant with over 35 years of experience in a diverse range of sectoral and functional strata within national and regional economies. The key areas of his specialization are fiscal policy and macroeconomic research, greenfield and brownfield projects, strategic collaborations, mergers and acquisitions, outliers in accounting and finance, strategic level audit and assurance and tax reforms and strategic level advisory.
Mr. Kazmi served KPMG for 35 years; last 25 years as a partner. As a partner he interacted with the leadership in almost every industry, understanding their vision, their insights, and most importantly on their business strategies. His rigorous exposure to a diverse range of sectors and projects, enabled him to conceive and culminate strategic value additions for his clients, pertaining to public and private sector organizations. He successfully implemented a comprehensive service delivery framework that ensures quality assured service provision to KPMG’s clients, and a cross-functional integration with the advisory and taxation services that allowed a robust and comprehensive service delivery package to the clients. As an auditor and an advisor, Mr. Kazmi successfully delivered his promise of providing best-in-class and integrity driven services.
With his career progression, he branched into macroeconomic research with a focus on contributing towards fiscal and regulatory policies of Pakistan. He almost single-handedly established advisory practice of KPMG in Islamabad about 2 decades ago which today arguably is the go to advisory in Islamabad. This initiative covered financial projections, feasibilities, information memorandums, internal audit assessments, HR assessments, manuals for processes and controls, valuations, and development advisory which included an assessment of the Punjab and Sindh governments.
Mr. Kazmi has served on a number of diverse forums / Boards in the Private Sector, Public Sector & Civil Society Organization and regularly publishes in reputable dailies.
He is member of Audit and Investment Committees of FFC.