Sven is head of KPMG’s Lighthouse in Luxembourg, which has recently been set up to combine all KPMG’s capabilities related to innovation and data-driven technologies into one group. Starting from the business issue, KPMG Lighthouse applies data-driven technologies to the core processes of our clients’ business to drive growth, manage risk and optimize cost.
Sven has 20 years of experience in various fields related to technology, data analytics, regulations and innovations. Prior to his new role, he has led KPMG’s risk and data analytics team.
Sven holds BSc and MSc degrees in business, finance and economics (with major i.a. in business informatics, finance and operations research) as well as mathematics (with major i.a. in mathematical statistics) as well as a PhD degree from the University of Brighton.
He is also CPA and FCCA holder. He is member of several industry working groups and committees as well as co-leader of KPMG global risk management for asset management practice. An interface to academia is retained by Sven i.a. through his engagement as lecturer at the University IUBH in Bonn/ Germany, visiting researcher at the University of Brighton/ UK and guest speaker at the University of Saarbrucken/ Germany.
KPMG in Luxembourg is a leading provider of professional services including audit, tax and advisory.
KPMG is a global network of professional services firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. They operate in 154 countries and territories and have 200,000 people working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"), a Swiss entity. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such.
The KPMG network was formed in 1987 when Peat Marwick International and Klynveld Main Goerdeler merged along with their respective member firms.
Principal founding members
There were four key figures in the formation of KPMG. They are the founding members of the present organization.
Piet Klynveld founded the accounting firm Klynveld Kraayenhof & Co in Amsterdam in 1917.
William Barclay Peat founded the accounting firm Peat & Co in London.
James Marwick established the accounting firm Marwick, Mitchell & Co in New York City in 1897.
Dr. Reinhard Goerdeler was the first president of the International Federation of Accountants and a chairman of KMG. He is credited with laying the foundations of the Klynveld Main Goerdeler merger.