Mr. David A Sayer

Global Head of Banking KPMG


David leads the Global Banking team which provides audit, tax and advisory services to a very wide range of clients from Global Banks to small savings and loan providers. He has had 26 years of experience as an adviser and practitioner. KPMG has over 16,000 professional staff working with Banks. A key element of his role is to have regular discussions with major Banks around the world which give a perspective on the different strategies being adopted in a very challenging environment. In the last two years he has met senior clients in Australia, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Korea, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, Russia, the Eurozone, USA, Canada, Mexico, Chile and Brazil. After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant he joined Lloyds Bank on a Senior Executive Development program. This took him through branch management to roles including Marketing, Strategy, Director of Money Transmission and Chief Manager Scotland. He was a Commercial Banking manager, led the Banks strategy team for commercial banking and led the response on many major tenders for Money transmission. For the last 18 years he has been a partner leading teams advising Banks on major transformation programmes. He is member of the KPMG Board in the UK.

Areas of expertise

Audit Banking Customer Revenue Growth Economics Financial Services Marketing strategy Retail banking Sales and Marketing Tax Transfer Pricing

Education and qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Economics and Economic History - University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers

Areas of Expertise

  • Banking Transformation

  • Payments

  • Cost Reduction

  • Banking Strategy

  • Global Retail and Commercial Banks

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