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September 2, 2010

KPMG appoints global head of audit

Joachim Schindler has been appointed global head of audit for KPMG International.

Schindler succeeds Henry Keizer, who has been named deputy chairman and chief operating officer of KPMG US and deputy chairman of KPMG Americas.

Schindler will continue in his current role as head of audit for KPMG Europe. He will also become a member of the global executive team as he takes on the new role.

Schindler has been with KPMG for more then 20 years and has had several leadership roles, including head of audit in Germany and audit leader for KPMG Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Schindler said that under Keizer’s leadership an important audit management tool eAudIT was launched.

“eAudIT tool helps clients address regulatory and other challenges throughout the world,” Shindler explained.

Schindler said his own plans as audit head include looking into expanding the role of audit to areas beyond financial data such as sustainability reporting.

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