Accounting- and consulting firm KPMG has appointed Maria Maher as a Director in the firm’s Competition Economics practice. She joins from counterpart AlixPartners and will focus on advising clients within KPMG’s forensic advisory team.
Maria Maher has over 20 years of experience in economics advisory, specialising in competition policy, competition law cases and regulatory inquiries, particularly across the telecoms and utilities sectors. Maher previously worked at NERA Economic Consulting in Washington DC and London. Prior to NERA, she was with the OECD in Paris, where she led the organisation’s work on competition and performance. As a senior economist at the OECD, Maria also developed a reputation for providing expert analysis on issues ranging from international trade agreements to corporate governance and sustainable development. The past two years Maher spent at AlixPartners, as a Director in its Competition Policy team, based in London.
Nicola Mazzarotto, Partner and head of KPMG’s competition economics practice, says: “We are delighted that Maria has joined our team. She is an experienced competition economist and brings a depth of knowledge that fits extremely well with KPMG’s economics and disputes practice. Maria adds further strength to KPMG’s outstanding team of competition economists, with significant experience in areas such as market investigations and merger control.”
Maria Maher: “I am very excited to be joining at a time when the demand for competition economics advice from clients is increasing. With attention growing on areas such as competition compliance and cartel damages, I look forward to working alongside colleagues who are experts in forensic accounting and data analytics, as these are areas of expertise that are particularly important in antitrust damages cases.”