Ford Motor Company has announced the election of John Veihmeyer to the company’s board of directors. His appointment is effective December 1.
Veihmeyer, 62, has decades of experience advising the world’s leading companies on financial reporting, risk management and governance. He recently retired as chairman of KPMG International, a role he held since April 2014.
“John brings decades of accounting, governance and risk management experience that spans multiple industries and global borders,” said Executive Chairman Bill Ford. “He will provide a unique perspective to our board at an exciting and unprecedented time of change for our company and our industry.”
John Veihmeyer will serve on the Ford Board of Directors’ Audit, and Nominating & Governance
committees. Before becoming chairman, Veihmeyer previously held numerous roles at KPMG, including U.S. Chairman and CEO, U.S. deputy chairman, managing partner of KPMG’s Washington, D.C.,
operations, and global head of Risk Management and Regulatory.
Veihmeyer has been named as one of the “Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting” by Accounting Today magazine, and one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Corporate
Governance by Directorship Magazine. He is a member of the Business Roundtable, the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum, and serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Notre Dame and of the Financial Accounting Foundation.
John Veihmeyer received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business.