William B. Thomas

Office Managing Partner at KPMG LLP

William B. Thomas

William B. Thomas

Office Managing Partner at KPMG LLP

Biography

Bill Thomas

Global Chairman and CEO

KPMG International

Bill Thomas became Chairman of KPMG International on 1 October 2017. Bill was previously the Chairman of KPMG’s Americas region, a position he held from March 2014 to March 2017. In addition, Bill served as the Chief Executive Officer and Senior Partner of KPMG in Canada from 2009 to 2016.

As a member of KPMG’s Global Board and Executive Committee since 2009, Bill has been a leader in defining KPMG’s global strategy. As CEO of KPMG in Canada, he provided leadership and direction for the firm’s business across the country, working with partners and staff to drive KPMG’s strategy and growth. Bill is also a champion in promoting an inclusive and high-performing culture throughout the KPMG network.

Bill holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of British Columbia and achieved his Chartered Accountant designation in 1992 from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia. He was named a Fellow of the Institute in 2008.

Bill is a past recipient of Business in Vancouver’s Forty-under-Forty award, which recognizes British Columbia’s top 40 outstanding young entrepreneurs, executives, managers and professionals. In 2012, he was honored with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his significant contribution to Canada. In 2015, Bill was named a Catalyst Canada Honours Champion in recognition for his leadership in building a diverse and inclusive culture in KPMG in Canada.

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Career Highlights

KPMG LLP
KPMG International Coop.
KPMG LLP (Canada)

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at KPMG LLP

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Senior Partner at KPMG LLP

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Chair, KPMG's Europe, Middle East & Africa-EMA-Region, Portuguese Chairman & Senior Partner at KPMG International Coop.

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Deputy Chairman & Chief Operating Officer at KPMG LLP

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Chairman, KPMG China & Asia Pacific at KPMG LLP

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Chairman, Central & Eastern Europe at KPMG LLP

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Chief Executive Officer of KPMG Switzerland at KPMG LLP

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Managing Partner at KPMG LLP

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Director General of US & Foreign Commercial Service & Assistant Secretary for Global Markets at International Trade Administration

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Former Global Chairman at KPMG LLP

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William B. Thomas
Office Managing Partner at KPMG LLP
Education
B.Sc
Class of 1989

The University of British Columbia (UBC), established in 1908, is one of Canada’s leading research universities and is consistently ranked among the top 40 in the world. The university attracts 54,000 students from across Canada and 140 countries around the world to two major campuses.

Memberships
Member
Current

The Toronto Region Board of Trade is Toronto's chamber of commerce, the largest local chamber of commerce in Canada, representing more than 12,000 individuals and 250,000 business professionals and influencers throughout the Toronto Region, who reflect the breadth of the Toronto region's diverse business community - from established corporations to emerging start-ups. It is a non-profit organization with a mandate to serve, represent and unite Toronto's business community. The Toronto Region Board of Trade offers business services, facilities, events, policy development and analysis, and advocacy to the city, provincial and federal governments. It develops and promotes policies and programs including affordable housing, public transit, youth/immigrant employment, and the development of a more competitive business environment.

Member
Prior

The Business Council of Canada brings business leaders together to shape public policy in the interests of a stronger Canada and a better world. Founded in 1976, the Business Council is a non-profit, non-partisan organization composed of the chief executives of Canada’s leading enterprises, representing companies from every region and sector of the economy. Our 150 member companies employ 1.4 million Canadians, account for more than half the value of the Toronto Stock Exchange, contribute the largest share of federal corporate taxes, and are responsible for most of Canada’s exports, corporate philanthropy, and private-sector investments in research and development. Through supply chain partnerships, service contracts and mentoring programs, Business Council members support many hundreds of thousands of small businesses and entrepreneurs in communities of all sizes across Canada.

Career History
Global Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Current

KPMG International Coop. engages in the provision of professional services. Its offers audit and assurance, tax and legal, advisory, and enterprise services. The company was founded on January 1, 1987 and is headquartered in Zug, Switzerland.

Office Managing Partner
Current

KPMG LLP engages in the provision of audit, tax and advisory services. It serves the banking and capital markets, building, construction and real estate, consumer and retail, energy, natural resources and chemicals, financial services, government and public sector, healthcare and life sciences, industrial manufacturing, insurance, media and entertainment, private equity, technology, telecommunications, and venture capital industries. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Chief Executive Officer & Senior Partner
2009 - 2017

KPMG LLP provides accounting, tax preparation, and advisory services. The firm offers auditing, internal audit, regulatory and compliance, corporate recovery, and forensic accounting and risk management services. The company is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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$50K - $100K
2016

Founded in 1922, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra is one of Canada’s leading cultural institutions. It was founded by a group of Toronto musicians and Viennese-born conductor Luigi von Kunits. The New Symphony Orchestra, as it was then called, gave its first performance in April 1923 at Massey Hall. The name Toronto Symphony Orchestra was adopted four years later.

$20K - $50K
2015

Founded in 1922, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra is one of Canada’s leading cultural institutions. It was founded by a group of Toronto musicians and Viennese-born conductor Luigi von Kunits. The New Symphony Orchestra, as it was then called, gave its first performance in April 1923 at Massey Hall. The name Toronto Symphony Orchestra was adopted four years later.

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2012

Founded in 1922, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra is one of Canada’s leading cultural institutions. It was founded by a group of Toronto musicians and Viennese-born conductor Luigi von Kunits. The New Symphony Orchestra, as it was then called, gave its first performance in April 1923 at Massey Hall. The name Toronto Symphony Orchestra was adopted four years later.

Events
Speaker
2018 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

Organizer
Toronto, Canada
2012 We Day (Toronto)

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William B. Thomas is affiliated with KPMG International Coop., KPMG LLP, KPMG LLP (Canada)

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