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Lynne Doughtie, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, KPMG LLP, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, KPMG LLP

Lynne Doughtie

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer


Lynne Doughtie is chairman and chief executive officer of KPMG LLP — one of the world’s leading professional services firms providing tax, audit and advisory services. She also is a member of KPMG’s Global Board and Executive Committee.

In her role, Lynne leads more than 30,000 partners and professionals across the United States. Lynne drives KPMG’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.

Previously, Lynne served as vice chair of KPMG’s Advisory business from 2011 to 2015, establishing it as the firm’s fastest growing business. She also oversaw the expansion of KPMG’s capabilities in innovative services and solutions, including information security, strategy, digital/mobile, and transformation. Lynne began her career in KPMG’s Audit practice in 1985 and has served in a number of national, regional, and global leadership roles, including lead partner for several major clients.

In recognition of her professional accomplishments, Lynne has received numerous accolades, including Fortune magazine’s Most Powerful Women in Business, Crain’s New York Business magazine’s 50 Most Powerful Women in New York, Accounting Today magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential People, the National Association of Corporate Directors’ 100 most influential people in the boardroom, and “Woman of Achievement” by the National Association of Female Executives.

Lynne lends her time and expertise to various organizations. She is a governing board member for the Center for Audit Quality as well as a board member for the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy, NAF and LUNGevity. She also is a trustee for the U.S. Council for International Business, member of The Business Roundtable, The Business Higher Education Forum and Catalyst, and is the New York City WE Day co-chair for the WE movement.

Lynne received her Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech. She remains an active alumnus and serves as a member of the Advisory Board for Pamplin College of Business and as a member of Pamplin’s Accounting and Information Systems Advisory Board. In 2007, she was awarded the Distinguished Alumnus Award for outstanding career accomplishments and contributions to the college.

Lynne earned CPA certification in Virginia and New York and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She is a native of Richmond, Virginia, where she and her family continue to reside.