KPMG has hired Neil Miller as global head of Islamic finance. Miller joins from Norton Rose where he led their global Islamic finance practice and will continue to be based in Dubai, where he has been since 2009.
According to KPMG, ‘Neil has specialised in Islamic finance since he moved to Bahrain in 1995. He then returned to London in 2000 to set up Norton Rose’s Islamic finance group which went on to win numerous industry awards under his leadership, with Neil becoming a highly regarded industry figure internationally.
Miller said, “KPMG’s global reach, vast client relationships and deep industry insights will provide me with an opportunity to identify services and products tailored to the Islamic Finance Industry. This, and the commitment of the senior partners in the firm to the development of Islamic finance, was an important factor in my decision to join KPMG. To prosper and grow, the Islamic financial industry needs to be served by firms that can deliver well researched and designed tools that are Shariah compliant and commercially viable, but also comprehensively consider taxation, audit and accounting perspectives. KPMG already has a strong Islamic finance offering and I look forward to developing this further through its international network.”
KPMG’s announcement comes shortly after Deloitte lost its head of Islamic finance, David Vicary, to Islamic finance education house INCEIF.