Paul Knopp is Chair and Chief Executive Officer at KPMG LLP – one of the world’s leading professional services firms, providing innovative business solutions and audit, tax, and advisory services to many of the world’s largest and most prestigious organizations. He also serves as Chair of the Americas region and is a member of both KPMG’s Global Board and Executive Committee.
Leading more than 32,000 partners and professionals across the United States, Paul is further strengthening KPMG’s inclusive and values-driven culture. He has extensive experience serving large, multinational clients in a wide variety of complex industries and is recognized for his commitment to excellence and quality and for leading KPMG teams with ethics and integrity.
Paul joined KPMG’s San Antonio office in 1983. In his 36-year career, Paul has also served in KPMG’s New York, Norfolk, Stamford, Chicago, and St. Louis offices.
Prior to becoming Chair and CEO, Paul’s career as an audit partner focused on serving leading global companies in the manufacturing, life sciences, transportation, professional services, and technology industries. He served as the global lead audit engagement partner and Engagement Quality Control Review Partner for KPMG audits of numerous Fortune 500 companies.
He was elected to serve a five-year term on KPMG’s U.S. Board of Directors in 2012, and served as Lead Director of the Board of Directors.
Paul previously completed a two-year assignment in KPMG’s Department of Professional Practice where he helped to ensure quality across a range of KPMG audit assignments. He was a participant in the KPMG Chairman’s 25 Leadership program and KPMG’s International Lead Partner Training Forum and has served as an instructor for various KPMG national and local training courses.
Additionally, he lends his time and expertise to many civic and charitable organizations. He is a governing board member of the Center for Audit Quality as well as a board member of Catalyst, Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose, Partnership for New York City, and the U.S.-India Business Council. Paul previously served as a Director and Vice Chairman for the American Cancer Society Chicago Downtown Division’s Board of Directors.
He holds B.B.A. and M.B.A degrees from the University of Texas at Austin; is a licensed CPA in New York and Texas; and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Paul and his family reside in Fredericksburg, Texas.