New York-based Big 4 firm KPMG LLP has unanimously re-elected William Thomas as the firm’s global chairman and CEO, extending his current tenure to 2025.
Thomas has held these roles since 2017, during which time he has overseen the development and implementation of KPMG’s global strategy and has helped launch a $5-billion digital strategy investment plan. Before becoming global chairman and CEO, Thomas served as chairman of KPMG’s Americas region since 2014 and was CEO and senior partner of KPMG in Canada from 2009 to 2016. He has been a member of KPMG’s global board since 2009.
“In this critical moment, as our firms, clients and societies are facing some of the most challenging circumstances in a generation, it is imperative that KPMG continues to drive forward with our strategy,” he says. “We must work together with all of our stakeholders as we chart a path towards recovery and growth. Our success will only be achieved through the incredible efforts and dedication of our 220,000 KPMG colleagues around the world. Over the coming years, my focus will be on continuing to enable and empower these talented teams to achieve their full potential.”