Stefan Pfister has now made a few important structural and personnel changes during his second four-year term as CEO of KPMG Switzerland. These will accelerate KPMG’s positive market performance even further while also enhancing the firm’s innovative strength and client focus over the long term.
The accounting and consulting firm KPMG is on the right track and moving full speed ahead: It increased net revenues by 5.9% during the past fiscal year and successfully boosted revenue growth yet again during the first half of the 2019 fiscal year. To accelerate this positive momentum even further and enhance the firm’s innovative strength and client focus over the long term, Stefan Pfister, CEO of KPMG Switzerland, has made a few important structural and personnel changes.
Advisory, the function that comprises the firm’s complete range of business advisory services (except Tax and Legal), will be transitioned into a two-unit structure that encompasses “Consulting” and “Deal Advisory” with effect from 1 October 2019. This will help us strengthen our focus on both our clients and our core competencies even further:
Stefan Kuhn will take over as Head of Tax & Legal on 1 June 2019 and also join the Executive Committee. He has been with KPMG since 2006, was appointed partner in 2008 and since 2012 he has overseen the Corporate Tax and M&A Tax departments, which he will continue to lead going forward.
Stefan Kuhn will head up Tax & Legal together with Frank Lampert. As Head of the Market Regions for Tax & Legal, Frank Lampert will ensure that all market regions in Switzerland and Liechtenstein are covered and provided with high-quality tax and legal services.
Peter Uebelhart, who has been at the helm of Tax & Legal since 2012 and been a key figure in the function’s further development, will be leaving the Executive Committee to focus on providing tax advisory services to international companies.
Mirko Liberto, previously Deputy CFO, has taken over the role of CFO in the Corporate Center. He succeeds Jörg Walker, who has served as CFO and COO since 2012 and will now be leaving the Executive Committee. Jörg Walker managed the central support functions with great dedication in his capacity as COO. Prior to that, he successfully oversaw Tax & Legal from 2004 to 2012. As one of Switzerland’s most highly renowned tax experts, Jörg Walker will continue to represent KPMG in important economic and political organizations.