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Robert J. Kueppers

Deloitte LLP
Deputy CEO
New York, NY, USA

Mr. Kueppers previously served as the senior technical partner with Deloitte & Touche LLP in its National Office in Wilton, Connecticut.  Prior to that, Mr. Kueppers was in charge of the professional practice group, served as the National Director of SEC Services and served as the National Director of Independence. 

From 1992 to 1996 Mr. Kueppers was the Chief Financial Officer of an SEC-reporting manufacturing company in New York.  In the mid 1980’s Mr. Kueppers was a Professional Accounting Fellow in the Office of the Chief Accountant at the SEC in Washington, DC. 

Mr. Kueppers began his career with Deloitte & Touche in Minneapolis, Minnesota after graduating from the University of Minnesota in 1976.

Mr. Kueppers is active in issues affecting the auditing profession and a frequent speaker and writer on these topics.  He was most recently recognized by Directorship magazine as one of the top 100 influential professionals in corporate governance and in the boardroom. Mr Kueppers is also a member of the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management Board of Overseers, a member of Yale School of Management’s Board of Advisors for the Millstein Center for Corporate Governance, and a Trustee and past Chairman for the SEC Historical Society in Washington, D.C.

In addition to those mentioned above, the following are current and previous roles and positions that Mr. Kueppers has held throughout his career:

  • Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Center for Audit Quality in Washington, D.C.
  • Past member of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board’s Standing Advisory Group
  • Past Chairman of the Center for Public Company Audit Firms
  • Past Chairman of the AICPA SEC Practice Section
  • Advisor to Deloitte US Board of Directors
  • Member of Deloitte US Executive Committee

The following are venues and organizations at which Mr. Kueppers has delivered presentations:

  • Yale CEO Summit
  • Corporate Director’s Forum Annual Meeting
  • Numerous client audit committee and board meetings
  • Annual AICPA National Conference on Current SEC and PCAOB Developments (presented consecutively for 8 years)
  • US Chamber of Commerce
  • Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association
  • White House Fellows Association
  • Council of Institutional Investors
  • Financial Executives International
  • Federal Reserve System
  • Deloitte sponsored Audit Committee Symposium
  • Deloitte sponsored CFO Conference

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