KPMG 2014 today announces that Thomas Hofman-Bang will become its new CEO and Senior Partner. Thomas Hofman-Bang immediately takes up leadership of the newly established KPMG audit and advisory firm in Denmark.
Thomas Hofman-Bang (49) brings a unique combination of profound insight into the professional services business as well as a client perspective based on his experience as a senior business executive. Most recently, he was Group President and CEO of the NKT Group where he led the transformation of the group into a strong conglomerate focusing on four business areas and generating solid top line growth over his 13 years as CEO and CFO. Prior to that, he spent 4 years with Superfos A/S in the US and Denmark. He began his professional career as a Certified Public Accountant at Ernst & Young where he provided assurance and advisory services to a broad client base for 13 years.
Thomas Hofman-Bang currently serves on a number of boards of prominent Danish companies and organisations. His directorships and advisory roles with commercial organisations are being reviewed in light of his new position as CEO and Senior Partner at KPMG 2014.
Commenting on the appointment, Michael Andrew, KPMG International’s Chairman, said:
“I am delighted that Thomas will be leading KPMG’s new Danish audit and advisory firm. He has a wealth of experience from both professional services and general business as well as a deep appreciation of the role audit and advisory services play in supporting clients. Thomas combines an international mind-set with strong roots in the Danish business community and his entrepreneurial and hands-on approach is a perfect match with our high ambitions. I am confident that Thomas and the new Danish partner group will provide the strong and clear leadership needed in order to secure KPMG’s position among the top 4 Danish audit and advisory firms.”
Thomas Hofman-Bang said: “This is an exceptional opportunity to build a Danish audit and advisory firm with new perspectives and support from a first-class network and brand. I am pleased to be back in the professional services business, and am confident that my background as a business executive will allow us to raise the bar and set the new standard. My years in business life have taught me that uncompromising quality, integrity and service are core components of successful client relationships. This will be the foundation for shaping our business in the coming years.”