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Memories and contributions of the KPMG Alumni and existing staff who helped to build the firm to what it is now.


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On 16 October this year, KPMG turns 75. Because of its status as one of Singapore’s Big Four professional services firm in the country, few might know of KPMG’s humble beginnings as Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co., established in 1941 with just one employee. 

The modern KPMG as we know it was formed by four key figures – Piet Klynveld, William Peat, James Marwick and Dr Reinhard Goerdeler – who merged their individual companies in 1987 to form the KPMG network.

Many know of the KPMG’s current standings – KPMG Singapore audits 50 percent of the biggest Singapore-based international companies, and its tax advisory, transfer pricing and tax transactional services are ranked in the top Tier 1 category by tax publication International Tax Review. Our forensic restructuring, private equity and enterprise mergers and acquisitions practices stand among the leaders in the industry.

As we celebrate KPMG’s Diamond Jubilee, we reflect on the firm’s journey to the prestige that we enjoy today. Through 75 years of KPMG’s existence, we at KPMG have always strove to deliver excellent service that is aligned to our core values. Through a culture of respect, open communication, teamwork, we deliver world-class services to our clients with integrity and consistency. As a global firm, KPMG recognizes its responsibility to make a difference to our world, through alleviating poverty, supporting education and protecting the environment. 

As part of the celebration of KPMG’s Diamond Jubilee, we present what we love about this firm. 

Under ‘Portraits of Purpose’, we celebrate colleagues who exemplify KPMG the best – inspiring confidence and empowering change. 

Under ‘Giving back to the community', you can find out how KPMG uses our expertise to give back to the community, leading change for the common good.

We are proud of our employees, and under ‘We are One’, we celebrate the variety of talent, backgrounds and cultures that truly make this company great. 

As we cross the 75-year mark, we remain rooted to our humble beginnings. This ‘Nostalgia’ portal provides a glimpse into KPMG’s past, our memories, and the contributions of KPMG Alumni and existing staff who helped the firm in its formative years. 

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