Veihmeyer confirmed Global Chairman of KPMG
KPMG International this week confirmed the selection of John B. Veihmeyer by the KPMG board of directors, as the next Global Chairman, to succeed Michael Andrew who is retiring after serving as Global Chairman since May 2011. The board meeting took place at the end of February when Veihmeyer was indicated as the most likely candidate but the appointment has only been ratified this week.
Veihmeyer is the Chairman and CEO of KPMG in the U.S. firm, and will continue in those roles as Global Chairman. His selection as Global Chairman was ratified at the March meeting of senior partners from KPMG’s network of firms around the world. Veihmeyer will continue to be based in New York City.
“The opportunity to lead KPMG globally is a privilege and honour, and I look forward to working alongside our incredibly talented professionals from around the world,” said Veihmeyer, who began his career with KPMG. “My focus will be continuing to strengthen our global reputation for quality and professionalism, as well as our status as one of the world’s great places to work and build a career.”
Veihmeyer has served as Chairman and CEO of KPMG’s firm in the U.S. since 2010. He also serves as Chairman of KPMG’s Americas region, a position from which he will step down upon becoming Global Chairman. He is a member of KPMG’s global executive team.