Mark Vaessen


KPMG in the Netherlands

Mark Vaessen is a senior partner with KPMG in the Netherlands and the Global Head of Corporate & Sustainability Reporting for KPMG internationally. In that capacity he maintains the relationship with the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and is a member of the Integrated Reporting and Connectivity Council, an advisory body to both the ISSB and IASB.

In addition, Mark is currently the President of Accountancy Europe, a Brussels-based organization representing nearly one million professional accountants from across Europe. He previously also was a board member at the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB).

Mark has been a partner in KPMG’s global audit practice since 1999. He lived and worked in London for nearly 20 years, building and leading KPMG’s global international standards network as global IFRS leader. In 2017, he returned to his native the Netherlands where he was Head of Professional Practice until the end of 2022. 

  • Post-graduate degree in accountancy, Tilburg University, The Netherlands

  • Master's degree in business economics, Tilburg University, The Netherlands

  • Member of the Dutch Institute of Accountants (NBA)

  • Board member, European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG)

  • Chair of Corporate reporting policy group, European Federation of Accountants (FEE)

  • Consultative working group member, European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA)