KPMG Saudi Arabia welcomes Paul Ridley

KPMG Saudi Arabia welcomes Paul Ridley

Paul Ridley has joined the KPMG Defense & Security practice, leading the team from the Riyadh office.

After more than 25 years working in the Netherlands, Ridley has taken up the post in KPMG’s advisory business and relocated to Saudi Arabia. In his new role he is responsible for the digital and innovation offering across the Kingdom and Levant.

Ridley said: “I feel honoured to be a part of KPMG, which has the deep expertise and global reach to support governments with their most pressing defense priorities.

“I look forward to working with the team to provide innovative approaches and critical thinking to deliver tangible results.”

During the course of his career, Ridley has led several large-scale ERP and digital transformation programs in the defense sector, including at the Ministry of Defence of the Netherlands and Australia.

In his last role at IBM, Ridley was the Industry Leader of Defense & Intelligence across EMEA, and was a member of the Northern Europe leadership team of IBM Consulting.

“We are delighted that Paul has joined our Defense & Security sector team,” said Omer Tauqir, Head of Defense at KPMG in Saudi Arabia. “He will specifically bring relevant global and regional expertise to support the Kingdom’s focus on digital and innovation, at the heart of the next phase of transformation efforts across defense and security.”