Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, KPMG LLP
John B. Veihmeyer is Chairman and CEO of KPMG in the U.S. and Chairman of KPMG across the Americas, which includes South America, Central America and Canada. Before becoming U.S. Chairman and CEO, over the course of his 35-year career at KPMG, he held a series of key leadership positions, including as U.S. Deputy Chairman, member of the KPMG Board of Directors, Global Head of Risk Management & Regulatory, Managing Partner for the Mid-Atlantic area, and Managing Partner in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Veihmeyer has been honored for his business leadership and serves on numerous boards. 2009-2012, he was named one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting by Accounting Today magazine. He is a member of the Governing Board for the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) and previously served as a member of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Advisory Committee on Smaller Public Companies. He is a member of the Business Roundtable, the Partnership for New York City (PFNYC), and the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College Business Advisory Council.
Among his philanthropic activities, he has served on the Board of Trustees of St. Mary’s College, is a member of the Kennedy Center Corporate Fund Board, and is a Co-Chair of CEOs Against Cancer. He is also a Board member of the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP) and Catalyst, whose mission is to expand opportunities for women and business. He is also a member of Business-Higher Education Forum (BHEF). Mr. Veihmeyer is also an active champion of KPMG’s Family for Literacy, a KPMG sponsored program which provides new books to low-income children.
A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Mr. Veihmeyer speaks often about the critical role of ethics and integrity in business leadership, as well as the importance of diversity. In 2011 he received the CEO Leadership Award from Diversity Best Practices for his commitment to diversity.