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Michael Andrew

Chairman, KPMG International

Michael Andrew

Based in Hong Kong, Michael is the first global chairman of a Big Four accounting network to be based in the Asia Pacific region. Before becoming Global Chairman, Michael was Chairman of KPMG Asia Pacific and Chairman of KPMG Australia from 2007 to 2011. In these roles he has also been a member of KPMG International's Board and Global Executive Team.


Previously, he served 6 years as Managing Partner of KPMG Australia's Melbourne office and was Deputy Chair of KPMG Australia from 2001 to 2007. He was Managing Partner of KPMG Australia's Tax Practice from 1997 to 2001. Michael has been actively engaged in shaping the future direction of KPMG's member firm network. He has been a member of the Global Board and Global Council since 2007.

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Isabelle Allen

Global and EMA Region 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 Executive Team for KPMG. Isabelle has extensive experience managing financial audit engagements and advisory projects for major international groups, including coordinating global audits, internal audit engagements, internal control reviews and setting up shared service centers.


She is the former Head of Markets for KPMG in France and was the Lead Partner for a number of global clients. Isabelle is a qualified chartered accountant in both the United Kingdom and France.

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Klaus Becker

Klaus Becker, Chief Executive Officer, KPMG AG, Germany

Klaus Becker

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


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 Adviser and a German Certified Public Accountant.

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Simon Collins

Chairman, United Kingdom, Senior Partner, KPMG LLP, United Kingdom

Simon Collins

In 1998, Simon joined KPMG and founded its Debt Advisory practice. Since then, he has assisted major corporations, private equity houses and governments with their financing needs. Simon is currently the Chairman and Senior Partner for KPMG in the United Kingdom.


A qualified chartered accountant since 1986, Simon transitioned into banking at SG Warburg & Co and later moved to NatWest Markets. He is also the former Head of the Global Debt Structuring and Private Placement Group.

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Lord Michael Hastings

Global Head of Citizenship, KPMG International

Lord Michael Hastings

Michael joined KPMG in 2006 and represents KPMG International on the Global Corporate Citizenship Committee of the World Economic Forum (WEF) and is a Board Director of the Global Reporting Initiative.


Since 2009, he has served on several of WEF's Global Agenda Councils, including Diversity and Talent, the Next Generation and the Role of Business. In 2012, he was named Vice Chairman of the Global Agenda Council – the Future of Civil Society.


Michael is Chairman of Millennium Promise UK and a member of the global Millennium Promise Board. He also represents KPMG on BiTC's International Leadership Board. Michael is a non-executive Director of British Telecom and a Trustee of the Vodafone Group Foundation.


He was a leading advisor to the Chatham House enquiry into the Future Role of the UK in Foreign Affairs. Michael sits on the Council of the Overseas Development Institute in the UK and the Centre for Global Development in the US. In 2011, he became a Vice President of UNICEF and is President of ZANE - a development aid agency focused on Zimbabwe.

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John Veihmeyer

Chairman and CEO, KPMG Americas, USA

John Veihmeyer

John B. Veihmeyer is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of KPMG LLP, the US member firm of KPMG International. John is the chair of the Board of Directors and is a member of the Management Committee. John also serves as the Chairman of KPMG's Americas Region, which includes the US, Canada, Central and South American countries, and Israel.


He 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), Board member of Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP), serves on the Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business Advisory Council and 2009-2010 Kennedy Center Corporate Fund Board, is a member of Business-Higher Education Forum (BFEH), Co-Chair of CEOs Against Cancer and former Board of Trustees member of Saint Mary's College.

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