In his new role, Roger Neininger will be complemented by Jörg Walker, who is assuming the role of COO and Deputy CEO. This change in management takes effect on 1 October 2012. KPMG is making additional specific changes to further strengthen its market position.
KPMG has named Roger Neininger (52), previously Head of Audit, Member of the Executive Committee and Deputy CEO, as the new CEO effective 1 October 2012. Mr. Neininger, Partner and Swiss Certified Accountant, has been with KPMG since 1984 and during the course of his previous career has worked as the Global Lead Partner for countless clients in the areas of logistics, consumer goods and industry. In addition, he was Sector Head Automotive and Sector Head Logistics & Business Services.
Mr. Neininger has carried out a variety of key management functions at KPMG, the last one being Head of Audit. He worked for KPMG in Australia for a number of years and is fluent in five languages. Since 2011 he has also been a Member of the Board of economiesuisse, the umbrella organization representing Swiss businesses.
Mr. Neininger succeeds Hubert Achermann, who since 2004 has successfully managed KPMG Switzerland and was decisive in spearheading its strategic development. Under his leadership, in 2007 KPMG Switzerland became a founding member of KPMG Europe LLP, a merger of various KPMG national firms, which in the meantime has members from 18 countries in Europe plus the Near and Middle East. Hubert Achermann will remain associated with the firm and be involved in the area of Global Private Wealth.