• Type: Press release
  • Date: 3/18/2014

KPMG Qatar holds second ‘Freshly Brewed’ seminar 

  Focus on cyber security and regulatory issues in banking sector

KPMG Qatar has held the second of its ‘Freshly Brewed’ breakfast seminars which have been designed to bring together high level CFOs to discuss topical issues affecting local companies.  Today’s event focused on cyber security and its impact on the banking industry, and Qatar Central Bank provided an update on the latest regulatory developments facing the local banking community. 


The event took place on Tuesday 18 March at the Four Seasons in Doha and was well attended by CFOs from the local banking community who had been personally invited by KPMG to the exclusive event.


Omar Mahmood, Head of MESA Financial Services for KPMG said: “There are so many different issues facing today’s businesses that it is important to have regular dialogue with others in the industry in order to stay ahead of changes and developments.  We are very fortunate that QCB support our seminars and provide their expertise – alongside our own industry specialists - to help us make sense of the current challenges in the banking industry.”


Jeroen Menting, Head of IT Advisory, KPMG Qatar, was the guest speaker at the seminar, providing an overview of current cyber security issues and their impact on the banking sector.  He said: “….


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The ‘Freshly Brewed’ seminars have been created by KPMG Qatar to encourage a lively debate amongst CFOs on the impact that current regulatory changes will have on local and foreign banks based in Qatar – both conventional and Islamic – who are regulated by the QCB.