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Douglas K. Gates

Global Chair of Industrial Manufacturing and Global Head of Aerospace & Defense

KPMG in the U.S.

Doug has over 36 years of experience both in consulting and industry positions. He is currently the Global Chair of KPMG’s Industrial Manufacturing Industry Sector which includes Aerospace & Defense, Engineering & Industrial Products, Metals and Conglomerates. In this role he is responsible for building the KPMG brand in the Sector through the development of industry leading services, thought leadership and go to market strategies to support the largest Industrial Manufacturers in the world. In addition, Doug leads KPMG’s Global Aerospace & Defense practice with responsibility for managing a global community of more than 1800 professionals.

Areas of expertise

Aerospace and Defense Industrial Manufacturing
Douglas K Gates

Education and qualifications

  • Masters of Business Administration, Pepperdine University

  • Bachelor of Arts, Business Economics and Political Science, University of California at Santa Barbara

  • Certification in Six Sigma


  • Member of the Board of Governors for AIA

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