Deloitte CIS announces new CEO
Moscow – 1 June 2011. Deloitte is pleased to announce the appointment of a new CEO to lead its CIS firm, one of our fastest growing markets. David Pearson completes his four year term leading Deloitte CIS on 31 May, and will be succeeded as CEO by David Owen, formerly the Managing Director for Consulting at Deloitte UK. David Owen led Deloitte UK’s Consulting business for 11 years and brings with him over 20 years of professional services experience advising major businesses and public sector organizations.
David Owen commented: “We expect the CIS to become one of the world’s largest economies within the next few years and we have a clear ambition to strengthen our position in this market, help our clients capitalise on the growing importance of the region and to become major global players. We are focused on expanding our expertise in various fields including audit, management consulting, M&A, tax and legal services and valuation.
“It is a very stimulating, exciting opportunity for me personally to take on the leadership of a firm of very talented individuals in such a dynamic and important market.”
David Owen added: “There is currently a big appetite for cross-border business and, with all the experience at our disposal, we are well-placed in both the CIS and Europe to provide the expertise, knowledge and integrated solutions our clients need to meet their growth ambitions.”
David Pearson will become a Global Director, Member Firm HR Support, of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL), effective 1 July 2011. In addition, he will be working on climate change and sustainability and corporate social responsibility for DTTL. David commented: “Deloitte has rapidly grown its presence in the CIS since opening the first office in Moscow in 1990. We have more than 2500 employees working in 15 offices across 10 countries and we have very talented people at all levels within the business. I am confident that David Owen, as the new CEO, will bring the expertise and knowledge required to continue expanding our business in the CIS and ensure we offer our clients a wide range of high quality services.”
Deloitte is one of the leading professional services firms, providing audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk management, tax and legal services through around 3 000 people in 15 offices across 10 countries of the region. Known as an employer of choice for innovative human resources programs, it is dedicated to helping its clients and its people excel.
Our goal and strategy is to build the premier national professional services firm in the CIS, to provide a full range of services to our international clients, and to develop a dynamic practice to serve national clients. We are one of the largest international professional practices in the CIS, where local and expatriate professionals work closely together as mixed teams, to ensure the right balance of skills and provide premium client service.
The CIS is evolving rapidly and this dictates that we cannot be bound by traditional approaches. We are constantly tailoring our services to fit this unique market and to match the needs of our clients, often being called upon to develop new solutions to current issues. Our success can be measured in the response of the market, making us the fastest-growing professional services firm in the CIS.