BDO announces the appointment of the new Global CEO

BDO announces the appointment of the new Global CEO

12 May 2022: BDO has today announced that Pat Kramer, CEO of BDO in Canada and currently a member of BDO’s Global Board, will succeed Keith Farlinger as the Global CEO of the BDO organisation.  Keith will step down as CEO on 31 October 2022, having been in the role for five years.

As Global CEO, Keith’s focus has been to unify the global network with a common dream of “It’s Time for BDO to Lead”.  He has solidified BDO as a global organisation, based on a strong leadership strategy, with risk & quality and digital transformation as guiding principles.  Driving adoption of our shared purpose of People helping people achieve their dreams, he has fostered strong collaboration among BDO firms and won exceptional commitment from BDO professionals worldwide, despite challenging circumstances.  In 2021, he made a strong global commitment on behalf of BDO to achieving Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Pat Kramer has been CEO of BDO in Canada since 2015, during which time the firm has grown impressively in revenues, celebrated its Centennial in 2021 and joined the ranks of Canada’s Top 100 employers.  Pat’s leadership is marked by a focus on culture and digital transformation.  He has been the Canadian member of the BDO Global Board since his appointment as CEO. Pat has been integrally involved in strategic planning and execution and is keenly committed to our international organisation. 

Wayne Berson, BDO’s Chair of the Global Board: “Owing to his previous international role Pat has won great respect throughout BDO and was the unanimous choice of the BDO Global Board.  We wish Pat every success in his new role and thank Keith for his exemplary service these past five years.”

Pat Kramer’s appointment is effective 1 November 2022 and a further press release will be launched in October.