Alex Holt appointed Global Head of KPMG’s Media & Telecommunications practice

New Global Head for KPMG Media & Telecom Practice

KPMG International has appointed Alex Holt as the new Global Head of its Media and Telecommunications practice, effective immediately.

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Holt, a highly accomplished executive with 20 years of international technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) experience, succeeds Peter Mercieca who has held the role since January 2015.

His responsibilities will include managing a strong team which generates revenue of more than US$1 billion across Advisory, Tax and Audit, working with the sectors’ leading organizations and influencers.

After 15 years in industry, Holt joined KPMG in the UK in 2012 as Chief Operating Officer for the Large Corporate, Public Sector and Private Equity Team, in 2014 Holt moved to head up the UK’s Telecommunications division. After a successful period of growth he became the UK member firm’s Head of the full TMT sector suite — a role he will continue to hold in addition to the new Global Media and Telecommunications responsibility.

Peter Mercieca has taken on a new opportunity with KPMG in the US leading the TMT business for the Management Consulting practice.

Alex Holt said: “It’s a great time to be in TMT, disruption is the new normal, bringing challenges and opportunities to organizations new and old right across the sector. I’m looking forward to working and collaborating with colleagues and clients from all over the world to help realize the benefits new innovation can bring to their entire ecosystems.”

Nick Chism, KPMG International’s Deputy Global Head of Clients & Markets, commented: “Alex is renowned for his work with major organizations across the TMT sector on everything from multi-billion dollar M&A deals through to tax, audit and management consulting engagements. His well-rounded approach to understanding and connecting with our clients, together with inspiring his colleagues, mean he has the right attributes for this global leadership role.”

Holt holds a business degree from Leeds University (UK), is a Member of the Royal Television Society (RTS) and spent two years on the RTS’ Technology Committee. In addition, he is a sought after industry event speaker and a regular commentator for leading industry media.

Alex is active on social media and welcomes new connections. You can find him at:

@alexholttweets

http://www.linkedin.com/in/alexholt/

For more information, please contact:

Carolyn Forest
KPMG International
cforest@kpmg.ca
+1 416 777 3857

About KPMG’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications practice

KPMG’s TMT practice is supported by over 20,000 practitioners globally. The practice combines global perspective with technical experience to provide insights that help TMT leaders deal with today’s rapidly changing market. Our network of professionals understand the business, financial, operational and compliance implications of new and evolving regulations, and our longstanding commitment to the TMT sector is a vital part of serving clients.

About KPMG International

KPMG is a global network of professional services firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. We operate in 152 countries and have 189,000 people working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"), a Swiss entity. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such.

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