KPMG’s Mark Walters on Ending Relationships with Firms in Russia

Originally published at home.kpmg. Mark Walters is the Global Head of Communications for KPMG. KPMG ranked No. 16 on The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list in 2021.

 

We believe we have a responsibility, along with other global businesses, to respond to the Russian government’s ongoing military attack on Ukraine. As a result, our Russia and Belarus firms will leave the KPMG network.

KPMG has over 4,500 people in Russia and Belarus, and ending our working relationship with them, many of whom have been a part of KPMG for many decades, is incredibly difficult. This decision is not about them — it is a consequence of the actions of the Russian Government. We are a purpose-led and values-driven organization that believes in doing the right thing. We will seek to do all we can to ensure we provide transitional support for former colleagues impacted by this decision.

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