Global

KPMG participants 

  • John Veihmeyer, Chairman, KPMG International and Chairman and CEO, KPMG in the US
  • Isabelle Allen, Global Head of Sales and Markets, KPMG International
  • Klaus Becker, Chief Executive Officer, KPMG AG, Germany
  • Simon Collins, Chairman and Senior Partner, KPMG LLP, United Kingdom
  • Stephen Frost, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, KPMG in the UK
  • John M. Scott, Deputy Chairman of KPMG International and Chairman of KPMG's EMA (Europe, Middle East, South Asia and Africa) Region

John Veihmeyer

Chairman, KPMG International and Chairman and CEO, KPMG in the US

John Veihmeyer

With more than 35 years of experience building and directing high-performing teams and advising some of the world's leading companies, Veihmeyer is an influential and sought-after voice on business and financial issues, including ethical leadership, diversity, financial reporting, audit quality, risk, governance, and education. He has previously held numerous leadership roles at KPMG, including Deputy U.S. Chairman; managing partner of KPMG's Washington, D.C. operations, and Global Head of Risk Management and Regulatory.


Veihmeyer has been consistently named as one of the "Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting" by Accounting Today magazine, and one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Corporate Governance by Directorship Magazine. He sits on the Governing Board for the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) and is a member of the Business Roundtable and the Mendoza College Business Advisory Council of the University of Notre Dame, from which he graduated. He is a member of the British American Business International Advisory Board and the Partnership for New York City (PFNYC), and serves on the board of the U.S.-India Business Council, the Board of Trustees for the US Council for International Business (USIBC) and the Executive Committee of the Business-Higher Education Forum (BHEF).

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Isabelle Allen

Global Head of Sales and Markets, KPMG International

Isabelle Allen

Isabelle is responsible for developing and strengthening client relationships with the member firms' largest multinational accounts. She is also a full-time member of the Global Management Team.


Prior to taking on her global responsibilities, Isabelle was Head of Markets for KPMG in France and the Lead Partner on a number of global clients. She has deep experience managing a variety of financial audit engagements and advisory projects for major international groups, including: coordinating global audits, internal audit engagements, internal control reviews and in the setting up of shared service centres. She is a qualified chartered accountant in both the United Kingdom and France.

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Klaus Becker

Chief Executive Officer, KPMG AG, Germany

Klaus Becker

Since joining KPMG in 1993, Klaus was appointed Partner in 2001 and became a Member of the German Managing Board in 2006. In 2011, he was named CEO for KPMG in Germany and a member of the Global Board and Executive Committee.


He has experience in the strategic support of DAX-30 companies and financial services clients. Klaus is a member of the Administrative Council, IDW, International Advisory Council, ESMT European School of Management and Technology, Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft, and Verein Partner der Mannheimer Betriebswirtschaftslehre e.V. (Universität Mannheim). He lectures at the University of Mannheim and is a graduate of the Universität des Saarlands, a German Certified Public Tax Advisor and a German Certified Public Accountant.

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Simon Collins

Chairman and Senior Partner, KPMG LLP, United Kingdom

Simon Collins

After qualifying as a chartered accountant in 1986, Simon worked first in the financing business of SG Warburg and then at NatWest, where he was Global Head of Debt Restructuring. Simon joined KPMG in 1998 to set up KPMG's Debt Advisory practice. More recently, he led Transactions & Restructuring globally for three years and was EMA Head of Advisory. He chairs the KPMG Foundation and is a member of the KPMG Global Board and Executive Committee, the India UK CEO Forum and the UAE-UK Business Council.

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Stephen Frost

Head of Diversity & Inclusion, KPMG in the UK

Stephen Frost

Stephen joined KPMG in the UK in February 2014. From 2007 to 2012 he served as Head of Diversity and Inclusion for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games where he achieved unprecedented workforce inclusion across the 200,000 staff base. Prior to that role, Stephen spent three years at the LGBT organization Stonewall where he played a key role on the executive team and led growth in the client base from 65 to 300 organizations.


He is former Vice President of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, recipient of the 2010 Peter Robertson Award for Equality and Diversity Champions and a Young Global Leader with the World Economic Forum.


He teaches at Harvard University, USA; Sciences Po University, France; and is author of The Inclusion Imperative.

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John M. Scott

Deputy Chairman of KPMG International and Chairman of KPMG's EMA (Europe, Middle East, South Asia and Africa) Region

John M. Scott

John has extensive experience working with multinational clients in emerging markets, particularly Latin America, giving him a deep understanding of the challenges faced by companies competing for new opportunities on the global stage.


As Chairman of KPMG in Spain since 2005 he developed the firm's multidisciplinary and sector approach to contribute greater value to private and public entities, to drive growth, reduce risks, optimize regulatory and tax compliance, transform business models and anticipate change.


In Spain, his home for almost 30 years, John is a member of a number of foundations and associations, including being a director, and chairing the International Relations Committee, of the Spanish Confederation of Directors and Executives.


He holds an Economics Degree from the University of Strathclyde and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland and the Spanish Official Register of Auditors, as well as a member of the ESADE business school's Advisory Board.

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