John Sim, CEO, PKF International

John Sim, CEO, PKF International

John Sim became global CEO at PKF International in August 2013

Bio

Sim studied economics at the University of Cambridge, graduating in 1972. He became a senior auditor at Touche Ross that same year – a position he held until 1976.

He joined KPMG UK in 1976 as manager before becoming a senior manager at KPMG in the US in 1979, based in Milwaukee, Denver, Cleveland and Houston.

In 1984, Sim became a partner in audit and investigative accounting, based on Singapore. He was made regional executive partner of Asia Pacific in 1992.

In February 2013, Sim was appointed as interim global CEO of PKF International, before being fully installed in the position five months later.

He has remained in the global CEO role since August 2013.

Why did John Sim make the Financial Power List 2018?

Sim was named in 23rd position on the Accountancy Age Financial Power List 2018:

Sim has been at the helm of PKF International since 2014, charged with implementing the strategy for the network of PKF firms. PKF representation in the UK had a cracking year in 2017 with four member firms shortlisted for the British Accountancy Awards and two firms emerging as winners: PKF FPM for mid-tier firm of the year and PKF Littlejohn for innovation project of the year. After numerous admissions of new member firms in 2017, Sim will be on a mission to expand and strengthen the PKF brand further this year.

Find out which other individuals were included in the Financial Power List 2018.

PKF International

PKF International is a global network of independent firms, consisting of 400 offices and operating in 150 countries across five regions worldwide.

The aggregate fee income of PKF firms stands at over $1bn.

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