|John B. Veihmeyer
U.S. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, KPMG LLP
John B. Veihmeyer was elected Deputy Chairman of KPMG LLP in 2005, Chief Executive Officer in 2008 and named U.S. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in 2010. KPMG LLP is a big Four public accounting firm that provides audit, tax and advisory services, and the U.S. member firm of KPMG International. John is on the Board of KPMG International and also serves as the Chairman of the Americas Region, which includes the U.S., Canada, Central and South America, and Israel. KPMG International’s member firms have more than 137,000 professionals, including more than 7,600 partners, in 144 countries.
John has held key leadership positions during his 31-year career with KPMG and has extensive experience dealing with the complex needs of our clients, currently serving as client service partner for several of KPMG’s largest clients. He is committed to ensuring that professionalism and integrity are foundational elements of the profession and the firm, and that KPMG is recognized as an Employer of Choice.
John joined the Washington D.C. office of KPMG in 1977 and was elected to the partnership in 1987. He became U.S. Deputy Chairman in 2005, with responsibility for enterprise-risk management and professional practice matters for the firm.
Previously, John served as Global Head of Risk Management & Regulatory and was a member of KPMG’s International Executive Team. Earlier, he was KPMG’s Managing Partner for the Mid-Atlantic area, and Managing Partner in Washington, D.C. John also served as partner-in-charge of KPMG’s Audit practice in Washington and Baltimore and was the lead SEC partner and professional practice partner for the Mid-Atlantic Area.
John is a member of the Governing Board for the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) and previously served as a member of Chairman Christopher Cox’s SEC Advisory Committee on Smaller Public Companies. In the community, he is a member of the Partnership for New York City (PFNYC), the Board of Trustees of Saint Mary’s College and the 2008-2009 Kennedy Center Corporate Fund Board. He previously served as the board chairman of the Cultural Alliance of Washington, D.C., and as a member of the executive committee of the boards of the Federal City Council and the Greater Washington Board of Trade.
John was named one of the 2008 Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting by Accounting Today magazine. He has also spoken on the critical role of ethics and integrity in leadership at colleges and universities including the University of Notre Dame, Brigham Young University, the University of Illinois and Howard University.John received his B.B.A., cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame. He is a licensed CPA in New York, Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia.