Fred von Eckardstein
KPMG in South Africa
Fred joined KPMG in 1991 and has more than 20 years of audit, tax and advisory experience. He spent a large part of his career in the construction, industrial and automotive sectors. Fred spent three years with KPMG Munich where he worked with multinational clients such as BMW, Siemens, MAN and others. He is involved as Audit Partner on various listed and unlisted international subsidiaries as well as Audit and Advisory services to German multinationals situated in South Africa. As Sector Head of Sales & Markets for the construction, industrial and automotive sectors, Fred is determined to continue to position KPMG as the leading brand and first choice in these sectors. He works seamlessly with the firms’ Relationship, Sector and Priority Account programmes as well as with each of the functions to ensure a dynamic sales culture which will generate growth and retain existing key accounts. His dedicated experience in identifying and advising international clients on investment incentives and excellent IFRS knowledge, integrity, pragmatism and good business relationships are the cornerstone of his service promise to clients. He is a strong leader and excellent communicator. He is also able to translate vision to reality and take action on the plan. Principled and honest and meaning what he says, people know they can trust him and hence support him to achieve the collective goal.
Chartered Accountant (SA)
GEA, Esor Ltd, Mazda, Simens Ltd, BMW, Thyssen