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Henry R. Keizer Named Global Managing Partner, Audit for KPMG International.

NEW YORK, Aug. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry R. Keizer, vice chair -audit for KPMG KPMG Klynveld Peat Marwick Goerdeler (accounting firm)
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 LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm, has been named global managing partner, audit for KPMG International, according to an announcement by Mike Rake, chairman, KPMG International.

In his new position, Keizer, 49, will guide the consistent delivery of KPMG's audit methodology across KPMG International's global network of member firms, and will help drive strategy for serving KPMG's largest audit clients. He will also be a member of the international executive team.

Keizer will continue to serve as vice chair - audit for the U.S. firm, and also as a member of KPMG LLP's operating committee and management committee.

Appointed to the global managing partner, audit role by the board of KPMG International, Keizer succeeds Michael Hughes, who recently retired after a long and distinguished career with KPMG International's U.K. and European audit practices.

"Henry Keizer is an outstanding leader who brings a wealth of exceptional audit experience to his new role, in addition to broad experience across a range of industries and a demonstrated commitment to achieving the highest levels of professionalism," Rake said.

"I have enormous respect for our audit partners and professionals and look forward to providing leadership and focus that ensures we continue to deliver consistent, high-quality audit services to our clients around the globe," Keizer said.

Keizer joined the U.S. member firm of KPMG in 1978 and was elected to the partnership in 1988. He spent 25 years with KPMG LLP in the New York metropolitan area New York–Northern New Jersey–Long Island is the most populous metropolitan area in the United States and the third most populous in the world, after Tokyo and Mexico City.  serving various roles, including business unit professional practice partner, Securities and Exchange Commission reviewing partner, and lead engagement partner on a number of KPMG LLP's largest public audit clients. Previously, he was resident in the San Francisco office as the senior technical and risk management partner for the firm's Western U.S. audit practice.

Keizer has been a member of various committees associated with the U.S. member firm's Board of Directors, including chair of the Process Committee and as a member of the Audit & Finance Committee and the Ethics & Compliance Committee.

Keizer graduated summa cum laude sum·ma cum lau·de  
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With the greatest honor. Used to express the highest academic distinction: graduated summa cum laude; a summa cum laude graduate.
 from Montclair State University History
Montclair State was established in 1908 as "Montclair Normal School" in response to a growing need for teachers. It was renamed "Montclair State Teachers College" in 1927, when it developed a program of educating secondary school teachers through a Bachelor of Arts
 in New Jersey with a bachelor's degree in accounting. He is a member of the board of directors of the YMCA YMCA
 in full Young Men's Christian Association

Nonsectarian, nonpolitical Christian lay movement that aims to develop high standards of Christian character among its members.
 of Greater New York and held various leadership positions on the board of the Boys Scouts of America. Keizer resides in New York City New York City: see New York, city.
New York City

City (pop., 2000: 8,008,278), southeastern New York, at the mouth of the Hudson River. The largest city in the U.S.

KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax, and Advisory services. We operate in 144 countries and have more than 104,000 professionals working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International, a Swiss cooperative. KPMG International provides no client services.
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