KPMG Resilience Series

The art of business resilience.
The science of making it work.

2021 KPMG CEO Outlook

In the 2021 KPMG CEO Outlook, we set out to explore how CEOs are positioning their organizations for the post-pandemic future. Our survey of more than 1,300 CEOs from large, global companies, including 400 in the United States, shows that U.S. CEOs remain confident in the growth prospects of the domestic economy and their businesses as confidence in global economic growth is rising.

View some key findings below or read the full report here.


Growth

When it comes to their growth strategy, CEOs are heavily focused on inorganic methods, particularly M&A. Nearly half of U.S. CEOs indicated they have a high M&A appetite, and 86% are likely to be making acquisitions over the next three years.

Resilience

59%

of U.S. CEOs said they will be ensuring their supply chain is resilient in the event of a global lockdown and travel restrictions.

ESG

61%

of U.S. CEOs say their organization’s principal objective is to embed our purpose into everything we do to create long-term value for all our stakeholders, including customers, employees, investors and communities.

People

42%

of U.S. CEOS felt focusing on employee’s mental health and well being was important and among several key success factors noted to ensure employees are engaged, motivated, and productive in a world where hybrid work is increasingly common.


Economic Outlook

Mergers, Acquisitions, and Divestitures


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Linda Imonti

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Sean Vicente

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Kevin Voigt

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Andrew S. Davidson

Office Managing Partner, Audit, KPMG LLP

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Dave Augustyn

Partner, Accounting Advisory Services, KPMG US

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Adam Schlesinger

Partner, Audit, Audit - Sub 6, KPMG LLP

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Julio J. Hernandez

Global and U.S. Customer Advisory Lead, KPMG US

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Philip J. Isom

Principal, Advisory, Corporate Finance, KPMG US

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Sucha Kukatla

Principal, Advisory, Customer Solutions, KPMG LLP

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Ed Goings

Principal, Cyber Security, KPMG US

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Carole Streicher

Partner, U.S. Deal Advisory and Strategy Leader, KPMG US

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Joe Moawad

Joe Moawad

Principal, Finance Transformation, KPMG US

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Mike DiClaudio

Principal, Human Capital Advisory , KPMG US

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Todd Lohr

Principal, Digital Lighthouse Leader, KPMG US

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Linda Imonti

Linda Imonti

Managing Principal, Chicago, National Ignition Leader, KPMG LLP

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Rob Fisher

Rob Fisher

ESG Leader, KPMG US

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Chris Novoa

Partner, Tax | Ignition - Systems Integration, KPMG US

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Jason Galloway

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Kenneth Kim

Senior Economist, KPMG US

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Sam Ganga

National Consulting Leader, Consumer &Retail, KPMG LLP

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Tax

Tim Andreasen

Tim Andreasen

Renewables Leader, KPMG US

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