PricewaterhouseCoopers has named Robert E. Moritz as chairman of its international network, starting July 1, 2016.
Moritz has led the U.S. firm in the network, PwC US, since 2009 as chairman and senior partner. He will be succeeding Dennis Nally, who will retire this June after a 42-year career with PwC. Nally served two terms as chairman of the global network during a time of considerable growth and expansion, including the 2014 acquisition of consulting firm Booz & Company.
During Moritz’s tenure, the firm focused on increasing quality service and enhancing its brand and reputation by developing and retaining key talent and expanding its capabilities across all areas of the business.
Moritz has been with PwC his entire career, joining in 1985 and becoming a partner in 1995. His background is in Assurance, primarily serving financial services companies. During his career he spent three years with PwC Japan, where he provided audit and advisory services to numerous European and U.S.-based financial services organizations operating in Japan and across Asia. He has held a number of leadership roles within PwC, including leading the US Assurance practice as well as serving as the managing partner for the New York region.
He recently completed two terms as the chairman of the Governing Board for the Center for Audit Quality. In addition to the CAQ, Moritz is involved with a number of boards, including the Oswego College Foundation, the Conference Board, the Atlantic Council, and the Partnership for New York City.
“Bob brings a strong sense of purpose, strategic leadership and business insight. His clear focus on all stakeholders is critical to the successful future of our worldwide network,” said John G. Maxwell, chairman of PwC’s Global Board, in a statement. “During his tenure in the US, Bob's outspoken support of work-life flexibility for the firm's people, the importance of diversity on his own team, and the significant investments he has overseen in new and cutting edge technologies make him the ideal forward-looking leader to navigate the global economy and bring our best ideas and solutions to clients.”
Moritz’s successor as chairman of PwC US will be announced later this year, after an election.
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