Mark Vaessen


KPMG International

As KPMG’s global IFRS leader, Mark leads a network of IFRS specialists around the world, who together provide support to KPMG’s clients in implementing and applying IFRS. He has been a partner in KPMG’s audit practice since 1999, and has an in-depth knowledge of capital markets, global regulatory standards and enforcement. Mark also works in practice with KPMG clients worldwide. Mark serves on several European committees dealing with financial reporting and capital markets matters, and also served on the International Accounting Standards Board’s IFRS Advisory Council from 2009 to 2013.

Areas of expertise

Accounting Advisory Services Advisory Audit Capital Markets Financial Services IFRS and Accounting Change Mega trends Risk Consulting Value of Audit

Education and qualifications

  • Post-graduate degree in accountancy, Tilburg University, The Netherlands

  • Master's degree in business economics, Tilburg University, The Netherlands


  • Member of the Dutch Institute of Accountants (NBA)

Other experience

  • Board member, European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG)

  • Chair of Corporate reporting policy group, European Federation of Accountants (FEE)

  • Consultative working group member, European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA)

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