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EY Poaches Someone From KPMG and Issues a Press Release, Parts IV, V, VI, and VII

EY-Parthenon recently lured four people away from the Queen’s KPMG, three of whom were added to the partnership and one hired as a director.

Akif Jawaid joined EY-Parthenon in the UK as a partner on EY-P’s private equity team. He previously was a partner and global head of private equity (Strategy Group) and the UK head of deal value creation at KPMG, where he worked for three years. Before joining the House of Klynveld, Jawaid held senior roles at Boston Consulting Group and McKinsey & Co. []

Another ex-KPMGer joined EY-Parthenon in the UK at the end of last year. Olga Bandini, who has more than 16 years of management consulting and deal advisory experience in the energy sector, joined EY-P as a director on its transaction strategy and execution team. Bandini said she will work closely with clients to deliver deal value and help them navigate the challenges and opportunities presented by energy transition. Before joining EY, she spent 11 years at KPMG UK, first as a manager, then as an associate director, and finally as a director in integration and separation advisory, transaction services for the past four years. Prior to EY, Bandini worked at Deloitte for four years as a senior consultant and as a manager. [EY/LinkedIn]

KPMG UK got raided again by EY-Parthenon a few months ago, this time luring away Anu Bhambi and adding him to the partnership. As an energy sector partner, Bhambi will support clients in their transition toward sustainable and green energy. After working for Shell, Cargill, and Boston Consulting Group, Bhambi joined KPMG in March 2019 as a partner and was a Klynveldian for two years. [EY/LinkedIn]

And finally, Laura Higgins is one of the newest EY-Parthenon partners, as she left KPMG UK after a two-year stint as a director in the firm’s commercial strategy business. As a partner she will focus on expanding EY-Parthenon’s Demand Strategy practice, a new pan-sector team whose goal is to maximize profitable growth for clients, the firm said. Her team will “provide clients with an end-to-end transformation solution, covering go-to-market strategy, pricing and profit optimisation, sales effectiveness, brand valuation, marketing, digital and customer-centric transformation,” EY-Parthenon added. Before joining KPMG in 2019, Higgins spent 10 years at Accenture as the firm’s head of pricing and commercial strategy for the UK and Ireland. [EY/LinkedIn]