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KPMG bolsters sustainable supply chain support for clients

Prior to his new role, Adedayo spent 11 years at EY, where he was most recently the UK and Ireland Supply Chain lead in Business Consulting

KPMG UK has appointed Al Adedayo as a partner in its operations team, where he will have a sector focus on Energy and Natural Resources (ENR).

It said Adedayo, who will join the firm in May, brings experience to the firm’s supply chain and procurement teams working to provide thinking on sustainable supply chain management as part of KPMG’s wider ESG strategy and multi-year investment in this area.

He joins from EY, where he was the UK and Ireland Supply Chain lead in Business Consulting, working with the firm for the last 11 years. Prior, he spent seven years at Accenture, having spent several years in industry before becoming a business consultant.

In his new role, he will lead the drive to support clients primarily in the ENR sector, although other sectors will reportedly also benefit from his expertise. Adedayo will bring over 20 years’ experience to clients’ supply chain challenges, including helping drive forward the firm’s work with clients on sustainability and ESG commitments.

ENR is one of the largest sectors for KPMG UK and the firm has globally announced a $1.5bn (£1.17bn) investment in the ESG agenda to support clients deliver on their sustainability commitments.

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.”

John McCalla-Leacy, head of ESG at KPMG, added: “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.”

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.”

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