KPMG makes key appointment to bolster sustainable supply chain support for clients

KPMG in the UK has appointed Al Adedayo as a Partner in the Operations Team, where he will have a sector focus on Energy and Natural Resources (ENR). Al will join KPMG UK next month and will bring valuable expertise to the award-winning supply chain and procurement teams already working to provide thinking on sustainable supply chain management as part of KPMG’s wider ESG strategy and multi-year investment in this area.

Al will lead the drive to support clients primarily in the Energy and Natural Resources sector, although other sectors will also benefit from his expertise. Al joins from EY, where he was the UK & Ireland Supply Chain lead in Business Consulting and will bring over 20 years’ experience to clients’ supply chain challenges; helping drive forward the firm’s work with clients on sustainability and ESG commitments.

Energy and Natural Resources is one of the largest sectors for KPMG UK and is at the forefront of the ESG agenda, given the critical importance of the Energy Transition, decarbonisation and the shift to Net Zero. 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.

Reflecting on Al’s appointment, Simon Virley CB, Vice Chair and Head of ENR at KPMG said: “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.”

John McCalla-Leacy, Head of ESG at KPMG said: “With the majority of emissions typically coming from outside business’ core operations, deploying effective decarbonisation strategies through often complex supply chains, will be critical to meeting Net Zero ambitions. Given Al’s significant experience, I am delighted that he will join our team and provide expertise in this important area and at such a critical time.”

Al Adedayo said: “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.”

Al spent 11 years at EY. Prior to that, he spent 7 years at Accenture, having spent several years in industry before becoming a business consultant. He started his career in industry. Al holds an MBA from Bayes Business School and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply.

The KPMG global ENR practice operates in every major country in the world and has over 30,000 professionals in the network. The KPMG ENR practice was rated no 1 globally by clients for advisors by Source in 2021. KPMG globally has announced a $1.5bn investment in the ESG agenda to support clients deliver on their sustainability commitments. KPMG UK has published ‘Our Impact’ plan setting out our own ESG commitments, which include getting to Net Zero by 2030.

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