Our People: Sasha
Programme Manager, Architecture
Sasha joined KPMG from another big technology consultancy firm two years ago. She studied Telecoms Engineering and Operational Research before embarking on her journey in consulting and project and programme management in technology space. Over the past 10 years she’d undertaken key roles in high profile transformation programmes in the UK and internationally. In the most recent years she’d led Microsoft Dynamics implementations with large blended teams. Sasha is passionate about the power of non-verbal communication, developing individuals, and work in a diverse environment.
“Technology brings huge value to people and organisations. That is why across all the areas I’ve worked in I’ve always kept my interest and involvement in technology.
“I decided to join KPMG because I knew it would open up a variety of opportunities. I like that there is a lot of scope to grow and learn both within the UK firm, but also globally. The other big attraction for me was the fact that KPMG do respect your individuality.
“KPMG is a firm that really delivers on its values which is really important for me, especially as a female in technology.”
“My role involves leading a team of technology project and programme managers within the Architecture team. Over the past year, I’ve worked as part of a large programme delivering an ERP solution using MS Dynamics and Azure, and that has the potential to open up other opportunities for the firm. It was exciting to be part of that journey! Currently I work with our colleagues in KPMG Crimsonwing on an operating initiative.
“As a Programme Manager, my roles are usually client-facing and with that travel has become a natural part of my job. Over the past year, I’ve travelled to various client sites across the UK and to KPMG Malta where we have our nearshore specialists. I see travelling as a choice, for me it is key in building strong and trustworthy relationships with my clients and teams face-to-face and interacting with them in their own environment. I enjoy to learn about client organisations and how together we implement new and exciting technologies!
“Two years on and being part of the KPMG family has certainly been a win-win formula for me as I’m the kind of person who loves to push myself and stay out of my comfort zone.
“The firm also offers some fantastic people development and volunteering opportunities. For example, the IT’s Her Future programme; it is an honour to be a mentor of other talented females as well as it is empowering to have access to experienced partner mentors, networks and opportunities, all of which is proving to be the right stretch in the direction of my progression and next leadership role.
“So far I was able to take part in corporate social responsibility events in schools, represented KPMG on panel events that support development of young individuals, and provided mentoring to students. The exciting news is that next year I’ll be doing a Great Wall of China Trek for NSPCC! I’m so looking forward to it and positively contributing to this great cause!”