BDO International Network Announces New CEO

Keith Farlinger

Keith Farlinger

Keith Farlinger, former CEO of BDO Canada and a member of the network’s Global Leadership Team in the role of CEO Americas, will succeed Martin van Roekel as CEO of the international BDO network.

Martin will step down as CEO Oct. 31, having been in the role for more than six years. During Martin’s time as global CEO, the BDO network has seen impressive growth and development, accomplishing global coverage.

“I am grateful to all BDO firms and their partners and staff for their great cooperation in the past years, supporting the ongoing changes and being very helpful and accommodating in the process of investing and building an even stronger and more successful BDO network – all the time maintaining our unique BDO culture,” says the outgoing CEO, who will continue with BDO in the capacity of vice chairman.

Farlinger was the CEO of BDO Canada for seven years and the Canadian member of the network’s global board from 2008 until 2015. Prior to that he was active for many years as an audit partner in BDO Canada. Immediately after completing his CEO term at BDO Canada, Keith joined BDO’s Global Leadership Team as CEO Americas. He remains heavily involved in the multiple audit innovation and IT developments within the BDO network.

“I intend to continue the same pace of development and level of activity that he has set in motion and trust that I can actively contribute to the further growth and success of the BDO network,” Farlinger says.

The global board’s agreement to appoint Farlinger as the new CEO of BDO International Limited was unanimous.