WeiserMazars LLP has elected CEO Victor Wahba as the new chairman of the firm, effective Jan. 1, 2016, succeeding Douglas A. Phillips, who has become a senior advisor to the firm.
“I am pleased to turn over the leadership reins of WeiserMazars to Victor, with whom I have worked closely for many years and have developed great respect for his judgment and commitment to the firm’s values,” Phillips said in a statement. “He has played a critical role in helping the firm plan and execute on its growth strategy —both nationally and internationally. Victor truly embodies the teamwork and collaborative approach that has become the firm’s hallmark.”
Wahba was appointed CEO last April as part of the firm’s leadership succession plan. He was previously the New York office managing partner, has been a member of the firm’s Executive Committee for nearly a decade, and helped implement the firm’s strategic plans.
“I am grateful to Doug and the WeiserMazars Executive team for putting their trust in me to lead this great organization forward,” said Wahba. “We continue to address the global needs of our clients by expanding our platform of expertise and attracting the best people with superior depth of talent. Now that we have solidified our global footprint, our priority will be to build a broader U.S. reach in industries such as health care, financial services, real estate and manufacturing & distribution.”
WeiserMazars is part of the international Mazars Group network. As co-CEO of Mazars Group’s Global Executive Board, Wahba participates in the development of the global strategy with his extensive experience in finance and operations.
“As a member of the group’s Global Executive Board, Victor plays a key role in driving our presence in the U.S. as part of his global contribution to Mazars’ international expansion,” said Mazars Group chairman and CEO Philippe Castagnac.
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