KPMG adds Robert Ptaszynski to leadership team in Saudi Arabia

09 January 2023 2 min. read
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KPMG has strengthened its leadership team in Saudi Arabia with Robert Ptaszynski, who joined the firm from a global consulting counterpart.

Appointed as Head of Digital & Innovation, Robert Ptaszynski leads KPMG’s multidisciplinary team that helps clients with digital transformation and leveraging cutting-edge technology for enhancing their innovation capabilities.

In a dual role, Ptaszynski also leads the firm’s Managed Services team. This wing provides post-consulting support on a managed services agreement, focused on key business processes. The Managed Services arm works mainly for clients in the government and financial services sectors.

Robert Ptaszynski, Head Digital & Innovation and Managed Services, KPMG

“I am incredibly excited to take on the role as KPMG strives to put purpose and innovation at the heart of the technology transformation agenda,” said Ptaszynski of his new challenge.

Ptaszynski joined KPMG from Accenture, where he based out of Paris served as Head of Digital Global Industries and Geographical Lead for the Digital practice across Western Europe, cross industry, with key account responsibility within financial services, manufacturing and communications.

Earlier in his career, Ptaszynski held roles at Capgemini and IBM in Europe, among others, and spent two years in New Zealand as Chief Digital Officer of BlueOcean, a B2B marketing agency.

“Robert’s deep knowledge of cutting-edge digital technology will support KPMG’s diversified business requirements while driving business value. I have immense faith in his in-depth subject-matter expertise to build momentum and create futuristic operations for our clients,” commented Islam Al Bayaa, Head of Advisory at KPMG in Saudi Arabia.

“I delighted to have received such a warm welcome,” said Ptaszynski, who has relocated from Paris to Riyadh.

“It’s an exciting time for the region, with plenty of strategic growth opportunities to leverage, especially as we are seeing major government investments across key geographies. Saudi Arabia has become an attractive and growing market riding on the back of its remarkable oil-led economic growth and its exemplary focus on the targets of its Vision 2030, positioning itself as one of the world’s leading investment destinations.”

“Technology will play a key role in the realisation of Saudi’s Vision 2023. Well-designed technology enables organisations to operate more effectively and bring products and services to market faster than the competition. New technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning and cloud meanwhile make operations more responsive to customer needs and expectations.”