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

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.