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March 19, 2012

KPMG Switzerland appoints chief executive

KPMG Switzerland has appointed Roger Neininger as the firm’s new chief executive.

He succeeds Hubert Achermann, who is moving into the firm’s global private wealth area.

In his new role, effective on 1 October 2012, Neininger will work alongside deputy chief executive Jörg Walke.

Neininger was previously head of audit and has been working for the network, including at KPMG Australia, since 1984. He has worked in the areas of logistics, consumer goods and industry. The newly appointed chief executive is also a member of the board of Economiesuisse, an umbrella organisation representing Swiss businesses.

The Big Four firm said it has made several other appointments to strengthen its position in the country including Lukas Marty to head of quality, Peter Uebelhar to head of tax and Stéphane Gard to head of corporates.

To adjust to changing market requirements KPMG has also split its lines of business into financial services and corporates, which encompasses key sectors such as the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, manufacturing industries, the energy sector and the public sector.


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