Mark Vaessen is a partner with KPMG in the Netherlands, where he heads the Department of Professional Practice. Mark is also involved in working with, predominantly global, clients in both an audit and advisory capacity.
Until September 2017, Mark was the global head of IFRS for KPMG International, leading KPMG's International Standards Group in London and the related network of reporting specialists from around the world.
He is a board member of Accountancy Europe, where he also chairs the Corporate Reporting Policy Group.
Mark is a Dutch national, married with three children. Since October 2017 he is based at KPMG HQ in Amstelveen, after having worked and lived for nearly 20 years in London. He holds a master's degree in business economics and a post-graduate degree in accountancy, both from Tilburg University. He is a member of the Dutch institute of accountants (NBA) since 1991.