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Paul Knopp

Governing Board Chairman, Chair and Chief Executive Officer, KPMG LLP

Paul Knopp is Chair and Chief Executive Officer at KPMG LLP. Paul brings extensive experience serving large, multinational clients in a wide variety of complex industries and is recognized for his commitment to excellence and quality, focus on driving a collaborative culture, and for leading KPMG teams with ethics and integrity. He serves as the Board of Governors Chair for the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ), a non-partisan and non-profit group dedicated to enhancing investor confidence and public trust in the global capital markets.

Paul joined KPMG’s San Antonio office in 1983. In his 36-year career, Paul has also served in KPMG’s New York, Norfolk, Stamford, Chicago, and St. Louis offices.

Prior to becoming Chair and CEO, Paul’s career as an audit partner focused on serving leading global companies in the manufacturing, life sciences, transportation, professional services, and technology industries. He served as the global lead audit engagement partner and Engagement Quality Control Review Partner for KPMG audits of numerous Fortune 500 companies.

He was elected to serve a five-year term on KPMG’s U.S. Board of Directors in 2012, and served as Lead Director of the Board of Directors.

Paul previously completed a two-year assignment in KPMG’s Department of Professional Practice where he helped to ensure quality across a range of KPMG audit assignments. He was a participant in KPMG’s International Lead Partner Training Forum and has served as an instructor for various KPMG national and local training courses.

Paul served as a Director and Vice Chairman for the American Cancer Society Chicago Downtown Division’s Board of Directors. He also is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and was a participant in the KPMG Chairman’s 25 Leadership program.

He holds B.B.A. and M.B.A degrees from the University of Texas at Austin; is a licensed CPA in New York, Missouri, and Texas; and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

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