Ford Motor Company on Thursday announced the election of former KPMG Chairman John Veihmeyer to its board of directors, effective December 1st. The 62-year-old has been named one of the “Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting” by Accounting Today, and one of the “Top 100 Most Influential People in Corporate Governance” by Directorship Magazine.
KPMG, from which John Veihmeyer retired just recently, is a professional services company based in the Netherlands. It’s one of the Big Four accounting firms, auditing many of the world’s biggest companies. Prior to his appointment as Chairman at KPMG in April, 2014, Veihmeyer served the company in numerous roles, including US Chairman and CEO, and Global Head of Risk Management and Regulatory.
At Ford, Veihmeyer will serve on the Board of Directors’ Nominating & Governance and Audit committees.
“John brings decades of accounting, governance and risk management experience that spans multiple industries and global borders,” says Ford Motor Company Executive Chairman Bill Ford. “He will provide a unique perspective to our board at an exciting and unprecedented time of change for our company and our industry.”