Deloitte elects new global CEO

Announces Barry Salzberg as the new leader of the global organization, effective June 1, 2011
7 Apr 2011

Brussels, April 7, 2011 – Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL) announced today that Barry Salzberg has been elected to the position of global chief executive officer, DTTL. Salzberg will assume his new role and responsibilities on June 1, 2011, the start of the new fiscal year. Salzberg succeeds Jim Quigley, who is completing his term, and who will transition into a senior client service role as a senior partner in the Deloitte U.S. firm on June 1, 2011. The worldwide organization is gearing up for continued growth in 2011.

New global CEO: relentless focus on quality and client service

Barry Salzberg's leadership appointment is part of a rigorous and comprehensive nomination and member firm partner ratification process that occurs every four years and includes all member firms of the DTTL worldwide network. As the new DTTL CEO, Salzberg's responsibilities will encompass working across a network of 53 member firms operating in 150 countries, with more than 170,000 people worldwide. "I am humbled by the confidence that the network has placed in my leadership during this historic time," said Salzberg. "Over the years, I have worked closely with Jim Quigley and admired his commitment to our strong global culture and shared values, which have brought us to our preeminent position in the marketplace today. I look forward to leading DTTL, helping grow the Deloitte network's businesses, and maintaining the relentless focus on quality and client service that our member firms worldwide consistently uphold."

During his more than 30-year tenure at the Deloitte U.S. firm, Salzberg, 57, has built an impressive record of success through a variety of leadership roles. In 2007, he was elected to his current position as CEO of Deloitte LLP in the United States, where he has balanced building the business with growing talent through successful transactions like acquiring technology consulting firm BearingPoint's government operations, and a relentless investment in talent through initiatives like Deloitte University, a $300 million state-of the-art learning and development facility opening later this year in the United States.

Previously, Salzberg held the roles of U.S. managing partner, as well as managing partner of Deloitte LLP's tax practice, where he increased its market share significantly and received numerous awards and citations. Salzberg joined Deloitte U.S. in 1977 and was admitted to the partnership in 1985.

Salzberg is a member of Deloitte's U.S. Board of Directors, the DTTL Executive Committee, and the DTTL Board of Directors.

Rik Vanpeteghem, CEO Deloitte Belgium, is looking forward to working with Barry Salzberg: "I am convinced that having Barry as our new global CEO will stimulate Deloitte to grow our business across the globe. His expertise and lengthy career within our organization will be advantageous for the entire network, and we hope to be welcoming him in Belgium in the very near future".