Former KPMG SA CEO Nhlamu Dlomu appointed as the firm's global human resources boss


The former CEO has been appointed as KPMG's new global head of people with effect from 8 July.

KPMG South Africa has appointed its former CEO Nhlamu Dlomu as its new global head of people with effect from 8 July. 

According to a statement by the audit and advisory firm, Nhlamu’s new role “effectively makes her the human resources boss for KPMG globally”.

Nhlamu stepped down as CEO last year to allow a new leader to restore the company’s reputation after it missed red flags in its audit of entities owned by the controversial Gupta family. According to a forensic report, some of KPMG’s partners also benefited from the looting of VBS Mutual Bank, which is now defunct. 

Both scandal saw the company lose several major clients, including JSE-listed companies.  Former SAICA president Ignatius Sehoole was appointed as KPMG South Africa’s CEO, replacing Nhlamu. 

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KPMG South Africa chairperson Wiseman Nkuhlu said in the statement:

“Prior to being the CEO of KPMG South Africa, many of you would remember that Nhlamu was head of people in the firm, and more recently, the head of global culture and organisational development.”

“I have no doubt that Nhlamu’s leadership experience, as well as human resources and change management expertise, will prove invaluable to drive the global collective strategy forward,” he continued. 

“Nhlamu will be relocating to London and will join the global chairman’s executive committee.” 

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