Talal Cheikh Elard

Partner, Head of Clients & Markets

KPMG Lower Gulf

As the Head of Clients & Markets, and a member of KPMG Lower Gulf’s Executive Committee, Talal is focused on generating strategic growth opportunities through deep understanding of market dynamics and client needs and feedback to deliver a unique, holistic, and compelling KPMG brand value proposition across services and sectors. Talal has held numerous leadership positions and brings more than 25 years’ experience in brand management with focus on creating and developing marcom solutions that drives brand and sales growth. He led and managed high-profile brands and client relationships throughout the Middle East and Africa across various sectors, including automotive, financial services, FMCG, real estate, technology and telecommunications.

Talal is a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and had served on the Boards of the International Advertising Association (IAA-UAE) and was a Founding Board Member of the Marketing Society, Middle East.

  • C.E.C. in Computer Science from Collège Delta, Canada

  • AMP (Advanced Management Program), OMC, USA