Mr. Keizer formerly served as Deputy Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of KPMG, the U.S.-based and largest individual member firm of KPMG International, or KPMGI, a role from which he retired in December 2012. KPMGI is a professional services organization that provides audit, tax and advisory services in 152 countries. Mr. Keizer previously held a number of key leadership positions throughout his 35 years at KPMG, including Global Head of Audit from 2006 to 2010 and U.S. Vice Chairman of Audit from 2005 to 2010.
Mr. Keizer is a director of GrafTech International Ltd., where he serves as a member of the audit committee and the nominating and corporate governance committee. He is a trustee of BlackRock Multi-Asset Fund Complex. He previously served as Chairman of the Board of Hertz Global Holdings, Inc., where he also chaired the audit committee and served on the financing committee and the nominating and governance committee, until June 2021; as a director and audit committee chair of WABCO Holdings Inc. until May 2020; as a director of MUFG Americas Holdings, Inc. and MUFG Union Bank, a financial and bank holding company until 2016; and as a director of Montpelier Re Holdings, Ltd., a global property and casualty reinsurance company until July 2015. Mr. Keizer was also a director of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants from 2008 to 2011.
Mr. Keizer holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, summa cum laude, from Montclair State University, New Jersey.
Mr. Keizer has significant management, operating and leadership skills gained as Deputy Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of KPMG and as a director of multiple public and private companies. Mr. Keizer, a certified public accountant, has extensive knowledge and understanding of financial accounting, internal control over financial reporting and auditing standards from his many years of experience and key leadership positions he held with KPMG. Mr. Keizer also has over four decades of diverse industry perspective gained through advising companies engaged in manufacturing, banking, insurance, consumer products, retail, technology and energy, providing him with perspective on the issues facing major companies and the evolving global business environment.
Mr. Keizer’s extensive leadership experience at KPMG provides the Board with expertise in risk management and oversight over our domestic and international operations.
Director since 2017