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Hessel Verbeek

Partner, KPMG Strategy

KPMG Australia

Hessel leads KPMG’s banking strategy practice in Australia.

His focus is to support his clients to make the necessary but difficult choices required to remain competitive in today's rapidly changing industry. He believes that the sector needs to focus on simplification of its strategies and operations in order to best serve its customers.

Born and raised in the Netherlands, Hessel came to Australia in 2001 in search of adventure and a new lifestyle. He has worked for a number of local strategy consulting firms – both boutique and larger firms – with a strong focus on banking and financial services. He joined KPMG in 2018, and continues to be excited by the calibre of the team and its ability to make a real impact for clients.

Outside of work, Hessel derives a lot of enjoyment from his wife and young children. He is devoted to trail and long distance running, which offers the combined benefits of stress recovery, physical fitness and time spent in Sydney's beautiful nature. Within KPMG Australia, Hessel is also the founding partner of the firm’s run club in Sydney, which engages hundreds of KPMG colleagues in both regular training runs and participation in events.

Areas of expertise

Advisory Asset Management Banking Customer and Growth Financial Services Insurance Management Consulting Strategy Strategy and Operations Wealth Asset Management
Hessel Verbeek

Education and qualifications

  • MSc, Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam (the Netherlands)

  • MBA, INSEAD (France)

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