KPMG appoints Al Adedayo as Partner in ENR wing

13 May 2022 2 min. read
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Al Adedayo has joined KPMG from one of the firm’s Big Four rivals. Taking on the position of Partner in the Operations Team, he will have a sector focus on energy and natural resources.

One of the four largest professional services firms in the world, KPMG is looking to play a leading role in the drive to a net zero economy. The company recently announced a $1.5 billion investment in its own ESG agenda, as well as supporting clients to deliver on their sustainability commitments.

Central to these efforts is KPMG’s global energy and natural resources (ENR) practice. Operating in every major country in the world, the practice has over 30,000 professionals – and in 2021, a Source poll saw it rated the number one provider of such services. ENR is also one of the largest sectors for KPMG UK, given the heightened importance placed on the country’s energy transition programme. All ENR clients need to transform their supply chains as a result of the combined pressures of cost, global supply chain bottlenecks and ESG commitments. 

Al-Adedayo, Partner, KPMG

As it looks to meet this demand, the ENR practice has welcomed Al Adedayo to its ranks. Joining formally in June 2022, a release from the company stated he will “bring valuable expertise to the award-winning supply chain and procurement teams” which form part of KPMG’s wider ESG strategy and multi-year investment in the area.

Reflecting on Adedayo’s appointment, Simon Virley, Vice Chair and Head of ENR at KPMG noted, “The combination of cost and ESG pressures mean that managing supply chains effectively is a top priority for our ENR clients. Al will bring a wealth of insight and experience of advising on supply chain issues and will be a key member of our growing ENR and ESG Teams. We are delighted to welcome him to the firm.” 

Adedayo will be integral in supporting clients primarily in the energy and natural resources sector, although other sectors will also benefit from his expertise. He will bring over 20 years of experience to clients’ supply chain challenges; helping drive forward the firm’s work with clients on sustainability and ESG commitments. Adedayo joins from EY, where he spent 11 years, and was latterly the UK & Ireland Supply Chain lead in Business Consulting. Prior to this he spent seven years with Accenture, having spent several years in industry before becoming a business consultant.

Commenting on the news, Adedayo added, “I am really excited to be joining KPMG, given the ground-breaking work going on around the energy transition, net zero and the significant investment in scaling their current supply chain ESG capabilities. I am passionate about solving client issues and it is such an exciting time to be involved in supply chain issues, given the challenges that many clients face.”