NEW YORK, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- KPMG International (KPMGI) announced today that John B. Veihmeyer's selection as Global Chairman was ratified by the firm's Global Council. Veihmeyer, who was the unanimous choice of KPMG International's Global Board on February 27, assumes the role effective immediately.
"I am proud to have the opportunity to lead KPMG globally," said Veihmeyer who began his career with KPMG in the U.S. "My focus will be to continue 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. This is an exciting time for KPMG. Our global network is well positioned to respond to a dynamic marketplace, and to fulfill our role in the capital markets system."
Veihmeyer has served as Chairman and CEO of KPMG's firm in the U.S. since 2010 and will continue in those roles as Global Chairman. He will continue to be based in New York. He has previously held numerous other leadership roles at KPMG, including as a member of KPMG's global executive team; Chairman of the Americas region; Deputy U.S. Chairman; managing partner of KPMG's Washington, D.C. operations; and Global Head of Risk Management and Regulatory.
Veihmeyer is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, and lives with his wife in Maryland. He has three grown children.
KPMG is a global network of professional services firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. We operate in 155 countries and have more than 155,000 people working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"), a Swiss entity. Each KPMG member firm is a distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such.
SOURCE KPMG International