Warrick Cleine

Chairman and CEO | Managing Partner – Deals, Tax & Legal

KPMG in Vietnam

Warrick is a highly experienced and respected business leader with a long track record of success in Vietnam. He currently serves as the Chairman and CEO of KPMG in Vietnam and Cambodia, as well as the Managing Partner of the firm's Deals, Tax & Legal practice. He is also a member of the Asia Pacific Board and Global Council of KPMG, and holds a number of professional qualifications, including membership in the Institute of Chartered Accountants (CA) of Australia and New Zealand and certification as a Certified Public Accountant in both Vietnam and Cambodia.

In addition to his impressive professional achievements, Warrick is also a highly sought-after speaker and writer on Asia Pacific business, geopolitical and economic affairs. He has extensive experience advising both governments and corporations on strategy, corporate governance, trade, taxation, and structuring.

Warrick has a proven track record of success in leadership roles at KPMG. He previously served as the Head of Tax & Legal for Asia Pacific from 2010 to 2016, leading a team of 7,000 professionals across 18 countries. He was then promoted to Global Leader of High Growth Markets. Under his leadership, KPMG established the Asia Pacific Tax Centre in Singapore, entered the legal market in Asia with the establishment of KPMG Law, and was first recognized as the Asia Tax Firm of the Year by the prestigious International Tax Review.

On top of his professional accomplishments, Warrick is also a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion. He was named in the inaugural "Top 100 Diverse Board Ready Directors" by the Superdiversity Institute for his commitment to diversity of thought, experience, and perspective as an Asia-centric business leader. He is also a lifelong advocate for women's leadership and LGBT inclusion in business.

Above his leadership role at KPMG, Warrick is a highly accomplished business leader and a strong advocate for the business community and education in Vietnam. He holds several leadership positions in academia and business organizations, including the School of Business and Management at RMIT University as an Adjunct Industry Professor, the New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam, the British Corporate Advocacy Council in Vietnam, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, and the Asia New Zealand Foundation.

Function | Service

∘ Business Services


∘ Business Performance

∘ Corporate Development

∘ Economics

∘ Future of Work

∘ Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A)

  • Bachelor of Commerce, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

  • Member, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand (CA)

  • Member, Certified Public Accountant (Registered Auditor), Ministry of Finance, Vietnam

  • Member, Certified Public Accountant, Cambodia

  • Chairman of the New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam

  • Chairman of British Corporate Advocacy Council in Vietnam

  • Adjunct Industry Professor in the School of Business & Management, RMIT Vietnam University

  • Honorary Adviser to the Asia New Zealand Foundation