KPMG elected Lynne Doughtie as first women CEO and Chairman

Apr 23, 2015 16:11 IST

Accounting giant KPMG on 22 April 2015 elected company veteran Lynne Doughtie as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chairman. She is the first women to be elected to this position.

She was elected by KPMG partners for a five-year term which will start in July 2015.

She will succeed John Veihmeyer, who has served as Chairman and CEO since 2010 and simultaneously as Global Chairman of KPMG International since February of 2014.

Currently, she leads KPMG’s Advisory business and she has been at the company for three decades. She started at KPMG in 1985 as an auditor. Most recently, she led the firm’s US consulting branch, which has grown at 17% annual rate since she took over in 2011.

KPMG is one of the world’s leading professional services firms, and the fastest growing Big Four accounting firm in the United States.

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