William B Thomas, 49, has been elected Chairman of KPMG International. He will lead the KPMG global network of professional services firms for a 4-year term, effective October 1, 2017.
He will succeed John B Veihmeyer, 61, who is completing his term as Chairman and retiring from the firm, at the end of September 2017.
Bill Thomas, who was elected to his new role by KPMG International’s Global Council, has served as Chairman of KPMG’s Americas region since 2014 and has been a member of the Global Board since 2009.
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Bill 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 clients in a variety of industries.
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