A partner in the UK firm, Mr. Stirling was previously head of KPMG’s Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals practice for Europe, the Middle East and Africa region. His career spans over 30 years; he has worked in numerous countries across KPMG’s global network, and he held leadership positions in both the Audit and Advisory practices.
Mr. Stirling has been the lead partner on a number of large global audits in the sector and, as one of the founding partners of KPMG’s Transaction Services practice has been involved in some of the largest and most complex cross-border transactions in the Life Sciences sector. Mr. Stirling is a regular contributor to industry debates, attending global conferences and commenting on issues affecting the Life Sciences sector.
“The life sciences industry is at a pivotal point in its evolution,” said Mr. Stirling. “With dramatic shifts in the world’s demographics, uncertain economic conditions and huge pressures on healthcare systems around the world, the life sciences and pharmaceutical sector in particular, must adjust their business models to meet new and uncharted challenges. Moreover, burgeoning developments in life sciences are presenting some amazing opportunities for growth and KPMG firms plan to help to clients be at the forefront of innovation in these areas.”
Isabelle Allen, KPMG’s Global Head of Sales & Markets, said, “Chris brings a wealth of experience to this dynamic sector. As we continue to evolve this practice to align with the new business landscape and the challenges life sciences companies are facing, Chris’ passion for the sector and deep knowledge of KPMG firms’ global capability will offer substantial benefits to clients.”
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