Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
KPMG in the U.S.
Lynne Doughtie is US Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of KPMG — a leading professional services firm and one of the fastest growing professional services firms in the US. She leads a high-performing team of more than 29,000 professionals that provide innovative business advice and audit, tax and advisory services to many of the world’s largest and most prestigious organizations. Doughtie drives the US firm’s inclusive and purpose-driven culture, which is defined by a commitment to corporate responsibility and maintaining the highest levels of professionalism and quality in KPMG’s client service and support of the capital markets.
She began her career in 1985 in the US firm’s Audit practice, and has served in a number of national, regional and global leadership roles, including as lead partner for a number of KPMG’s major clients. In addition to her US leadership role, she serves on KPMG’s Global Board and Executive Committee. Doughtie most recently served as Vice Chair of KPMG’s Advisory business (2011-2015). During the course of her leadership, Doughtie steered the US firm’s Advisory practice on a path of tremendous growth that has established it as the firm’s fastest growing practice, including market-leading positions in business and risk consulting and transaction advisory services. She is a Governing Board member for the Center for Audit Quality and a member of The Committee of 200.
Doughtie has received numerous recognitions including being named one of: Fortune’s Most Powerful Women in Business, Accounting Today magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential People, and the National Association of Corporate Directors’ 100 most influential people in the boardroom. Doughtie also was named the 2015 “Woman of Achievement” by the National Association for Female Executives. She is a graduate of Virginia Tech, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting in 1985. She remains an active alumnus and serves as a member of the Advisory Board for the school’s Pamplin College of Business and a member of the Accounting and Information Systems Advisory Board. In 2007, she was awarded the Distinguished Alumnus Award, for outstanding career accomplishments and contributions to the college. Doughtie has earned CPA certification in Virginia and New York and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She is native of Richmond, Virginia, where she and her family continue to reside.