Global Head of Audit – Transport & Logistics
KPMG in Germany
Trust, Transparency, People and Technology – those are the attributes that are the most valuable to Michael when it comes to serving clients and working as a team for the benefit of the clients, the capital markets and society.
As a partner in KPMG’s Audit practice he gained more than 18 years of experience in providing audit and audit related services to multinational public and family-owned companies. In his current role, he is serving as global lead partner in the transport & logistics sector as well as Global Audit Head of Transport & Logistics, coordinating and gathering KPMG`s global audit expertise in the sector.
Long-term relationships built on trust and transparency with audit as well as non-audit clients has brought him deep knowledge of industry specific accounting, audit, and financial reporting matters in various regulatory environments. Through global clients and interaction with engagement teams, Michael has made extensive global network across the accounting and auditing profession and within the transport & logistics sector. He is aware of the difference that combination of technology and people can make to the benefit of everyone and how this constantly changes the transportation & logistics sector. He enjoys working in diverse teams as diversity always contributes to a broader view, a deeper understanding of facts and more sustainable solutions. The use of technology supports the quality and stability in the audit, further giving us the opportunity to access real-time information, extend our data & analytics capabilities and most important create additional value for our transport & logistics clients, the capital markets and society.
Certified public accountant
Degree in business administration
Development and management of the KPMG Smart Start Initiative in the South Germany (until 2016)
Head of the Capital Markets Advisory Group in the South Germany (since 2016)
Member of the Institute of Auditors in Germany (Instituts der Wirtschaftsprüfer in Deutschland e. V.)