PwC has appointed Sabine Durand-Hayes as its Consumer Markets global leader bringing
more than 25 years of experience assisting private equity and corporate clients to the role.
During her career with PwC, she has advised various multinational agrifood, fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), luxury and retail companies on strategic and operational issues, from portfolio management to carve out and integration.
In her new role, PwC said Durand-Hayes will lead the Global Consumer Markets Industries team, which advises a large network of clients from various industries, including retail, consumer, hospitality and leisure, as well as transport, logistics and packaging, on a range of key areas.
In particular, she will focus on optimized omnichannel models; effective supply chain management and organization, from strategy to execution – enabled by digital, data analytics and new ways of working, including environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG), risk and assurance, tax and legal aspects as part of the solution.
She will also continue her role as the Global Relationship partner for one of the world’s largest global food retail companies.
Durand-Hayes said: “I’m thrilled to be taking on this new role in leading our Global Consumer Markets Industries practice. The ongoing transformation of the Consumer Markets industries in a context of fast-changing consumer preferences, and accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, serves as a reminder of how our PwC purpose – to build trust in society and to solve important problems – guides our work with clients and stakeholders.
“By bringing our capabilities together, we have unique opportunities to connect with all players, from manufacturers and producers, all the way to distribution and consumers, on how to address common challenges. We can provide experience and solutions that make a real impact for our clients and their consumers.”
Kevin Burrowes, PwC’s Global Clients and Industries leader, added: “The opportunities and challenges facing our clients are unparalleled. In collaboration with other industries, our Consumer Markets practice, under Sabine’s leadership, will continue to help organisations repair, rethink and reconfigure their business models to emerge stronger from the crisis.”