KPMG International announced Sunday that William B Thomas, 49, has become its Chairman. He will lead the KPMG global network of professional services firms for a 4-year term, succeeding John B Veihmeyer, who completed his term as Chairman and is retiring from KPMG.
Bill previously served as Chairman of KPMG’s Americas region since 2014 and has been a member of the Global Board since 2009. He was CEO and Senior Partner of KPMG in Canada from 2009 to 2016.
In his 28 years with KPMG, Bill has also held a number of leadership roles in the Canadian firm and within KPMG International, and has served as an audit partner for prominent clients in a variety of industries.
Bill holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of British Columbia and achieved his Chartered Accountant designation in 1992 from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia. He was named a Fellow of the Institute in 2008. Bill is married with three children.
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