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Marketa Simkova

Director and Head of People and Change

KPMG Lower Gulf

Marketa is Head of People and Change at KPMG Lower Gulf, she has a wealth of experience in the areas of talent management, HR transformation and organization design. Marketa has delivered numerous projects in the UAE, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the UK. Her sector expertise cover retail, hospitality, energy & utilities and the public sector. Marketa advises senior executives on how to rethink business design to achieve and sustain increased performance, ensuring that structures, processes, systems, and capabilities all support key objectives. She works closely with her clients to understand and develop the unique critical skills and capabilities needed across the workforce to achieve an organization’s long term goals. Marketa has led several human capital function transformations, resulting in HC becoming recognized as a strategic enabler, delivering sustainable organizational change and enhancing business performance. Prior to joining KPMG, Marketa worked in consulting roles with RP International in the UAE and PSD Group in London, the UK. She holds a Master’s degree in International Economic Relations from the University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic, and she is a PRINCE 2 practitioner. She is also certified in psychometric assessments and business culture transformation.

Areas of expertise

Advisory Banking HR Function Optimization Management Consulting Oil and Gas People and Change

Education and qualifications

  • Master’s degree in International Economic Relations


  • Marketa is the People Management Leader (PML) for KPMG’s Management Consulting and focuses on driving development, growth, and productivity

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