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Mike Boonen, Partner, Audit

Mike Boonen

Partner

KPMG in Belgium

Mike joined KPMG in 1998 and in his capacity as a Belgian certified auditor since 2004 he brings extensive experience in auditing US GAAP, IFRS and Belgian GAAP financial statements. From 2005 to 2011 Mike has been one of the directors who established and strategically developed the current Board Leadership Centre (BLC) in Belgium, which provides to over 2500 directors the knowledge and competencies they need to address evolving corporate governance challenges. liver added value through experience with global clients. Mike leads the Belgian KPMG Sustainability Services since 2012 providing expertise in corporate responsibility reporting and assurance, sustainable finance and in business and human rights. As such Mike covers all aspects of integrated corporate reporting and brings added value to European and global clients.

Mike leads the Belgian KPMG Sustainability Services since 2012 providing expertise in corporate responsibility reporting and assurance, sustainable finance and in business and human rights. He is an active member of the Belgian Institute of External Auditors' Commission on non-financial reporting and assurance. Mike regularly lectures on sustainability topics and has been involved in several publications such as `KPMG Survey of Corporate Societal Responsibility Reporting'. Mike is also our national  ambassador implementing the recent global initiative of KPMG Impact that unites to best of our competences to help our clients fulfill their purpose and deliver against the Sustainable Development Goals.

Areas of expertise
Audit Building and Construction Food, Drink and Consumer Goods Industrial Manufacturing Sustainability
Education and qualifications
  • Executive MBA, ENPC Paris, 2007

  • Postgraduate International Business, University Edinburgh, 2006

  • Certified Auditor, IBR Brussels, 2004

  • Commercial Engineer IT, University Antwerp and UPMF Grenoble, 1998

Accreditation
  • Institute of Certified Auditors Brussels

  • Institute Commission on Non-Financial Reporting and Special Purpose Assurance

  • KSAM GRI ISAE3000 Sustainability Reporting Assurance Accreditation

  • IFRS and US GAAP, ISA and US GAAS Financial Reporting Audit Accreditation

Publications
  • 2020 The Time has Come KPMG Global Survey on CSR reporting including GRI adoption and alignment to SDGs

  • 2020 Towards Net Zero KPMG Study on how companies report on climate risk and adopt TCFD recommendations

  • 2018 KPMG Belgium Survey on adoption of EU Directive Non-Financial Reporting in Belgium

  • 2016 Addressing Human Rights in Business

  • 2015 Gearing up for Green Bonds & A New Vision of Value