KPMG has appointed Philippe Fleury to take over as the new head of its Geneva office on 1 October. As a long-standing partner with many years of experience in the area of financial services, Philippe Fleury has an excellent network on Lake Geneva and will coordinate all of KPMG’s key market activities going forward. He will succeed Yvan Mermod, who has worked hard for the past 10 years to position KPMG as one of the leading audit and advisory firms on the Geneva market; Yvan will concentrate on working directly with clients in the future.
KPMG Switzerland has appointed Philippe Fleury (48) as new Head of Office in Geneva. A native of Geneva, in 2002 he joined the Swiss Anti-Money Laundering Control Authority in Bern where he served as a departmental head and member of the Executive Board before switching to KPMG in 2007 as Head of Forensic for Western Switzerland. There, he successfully built up a large forensic and compliance service line within a relatively short period of time that currently has 100 employees. Philippe Fleury specializes in investigating fraud and financial crime. He advises both international and Swiss clients on compliance issues, provides litigation support and aids them in their efforts to combat money laundering. Thanks to his business, political and social commitments, Philippe Fleury has established an excellent network in this city along the Rhône river as well as throughout French-speaking Switzerland and will continue to promote KPMG’s systematic integration into Geneva’s business environment. He has a degree in law, is an attorney-at-law and earned an Executive MBA from the renowned IE Business School in Madrid in 2009.
Philippe Fleury will succeed Yvan Mermod, who has been at the helm of KPMG in the Geneva region for 10 extremely successful years, during which he established it as a leading audit and advisory firm for financial institutions and international organizations. With visionary acumen and enormous dedication, he relocated the offices of KPMG to a state-of-the-art office building in the up-and-coming Pont Rouge district. This marked the birth of a novel, inspirational working environment – for clients and employees alike – that underscores KPMG’s big ambitions. Going forward, Yvan Mermod will once again focus exclusively on his role as an experienced audit and advisory expert for financial service providers.
KPMG in Geneva has around 230 employees from 27 nations who provide audit, tax, legal and advisory services.