PricewaterhouseCoopers announced that Samuel A. DiPiazza, Jr. has been reappointed to a second four-year term as chief executive of PricewaterhouseCoopers' global organization. His new term will begin Jan. 1.

DiPiazza, 54, has been PwC's global chief executive since 2002. He previously had served as chairman and senior partner of PwC-U.S. Prior to that position, he had been Americas leader of PwC's tax practice, and had served on the Leadership Team and Board of Partners of PwC-U.S.

"Sustaining our success in today's rapidly changing economic, political and regulatory environment will require us to move with increasing speed and a high sensitivity to the risks in our businesses," DiPiazza said. "We will continue to focus on strategic execution, consistent, first-quality performance in all our services, and enhanced value to our clients."

DiPiazza also announced several newly created global leadership appointments, which will take effect on Dec. 1. Those include:

  • Gene Donnelly, who was named global managing partner for advisory and tax. He will focus on aligning the strategies, competencies and markets of the PwC tax and advisory lines of service;
  • Michael Gagnon, who was named global managing partner for risk and quality. He will oversee PWC's integrated global risk and compliance framework and the global independence and legal functions; and,
  • Paul Boorman, who was named global managing partner for markets and operations. He will oversee PwC's global approach to market through regions and industries and enabling operational networks.

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