John Veihmeyer, chairman and CEO of KPMG LLP, will discuss the global economy, ethics and leadership at the University of Richmond March 4. His talk will be held at 6 p.m. in Queally Hall, Ukrop Auditorium, and is part of the Robins Executive Speaker Series.

Veihmeyer is recognized as a top global business leader and an influential and sought-after voice on business and financial issues. He counsels other business leaders and board members at leading companies across the country.

He will speak with Nancy Bagranoff, dean of the Robins School of Business, about the career path that led to his current role at KPMG and provide advice to students pursuing business careers. He also will share his views on the global economy, ethical business practices and leadership, and the importance of diversity and inclusion in today’s marketplace.

Veihmeyer has spent 35 years with KPMG, having previously held several leadership positions within the firm. For the past several years, he has been named one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting by Accounting Today Magazine and one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Corporate Governance by Directorship Magazine.

He is a member of the governing board for the Center for Audit Quality and is a board member of the U.S.-India Business Council and of Catalyst, Inc., whose mission is to expand opportunities for women and business. He also is a member of the Executive Committee of the Business-Higher Education Forum. He previously served on the SEC’s Advisory Committee on Smaller Public Companies.

Veihmeyer is involved in several philanthropic activities, including serving as chair of CEOs Against Cancer in New York and a board member of the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy. In 2013, he was named “Responsible CEO of the Year” by Corporate Responsibility Magazine. Veihmeyer is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame.

KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing audit, tax and advisory services with more than 155,000 employees in 155 countries. KPMG is one of the “Big Four” — the four largest international professional auditing, tax and advisory firms.

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required at A reception will follow the lecture.

For more information, contact Andi Minor at, or 804-289-8813.


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