Harald Kayser is the Senior Partner and Chairman of PwC Europe SE and was elected with effect from 1 July 2018.
He was a member of the Executive Board of PwC Germany from July 2010 to June 2018 and Chief Operating Officer/Chief Digital Officer (2015-2018) as well as Assurance Leader (2010—2015) of the German firm. He joined the Global Assurance Leadership Team in 2010 where he represented PwC Germany until 2015. He also served as Chief Operating Officer of PwC Europe and as member of the PwC Global Network Operations Team.
From 2007 to 2014 Harald was the Global Relationship Partner for a leading global automobile manufacturer. Prior to this term, he served as the Automotive Cluster Leader, Europe (2009) and Head of the Automotive Segment in Germany (2008). From 2002 to 2007 he had been appointed Global Relationship Partner for a leading global automobile components manufacturer.
Harald is a German certified Tax Advisor and Public Accountant. In 1992 he obtained a degree in Economics following a period of studies at Lüneburg University and Tübingen University in Germany. Harald joined PwC Germany in 1992 and was admitted to the partnership in 2001.
Harald lives in Hanover with his wife and two children. He likes skiing, football and playing tennis.