Baker Tilly International Announces New Regional Chairman for Europe, Middle East & Africa

30 Jun 2011

Eyal Horowitz, CEO and managing partner of Baker Tilly* in Israel, will serve as the next Europe, Middle East & Africa regional chairman of Baker Tilly International, effective 1 July 2011. He succeeds Ted Verkade who will step down after eight years in the position.

Commenting on his appointment, Horowitz said: "I am honoured to be given this opportunity. Europe, Middle East & Africa is the network's largest region in terms of coverage - 81 firms operating in 71 territories - and also the most diverse. I believe the region has a lot of untapped potential. Through effective communication and collaboration between member firms I am committed to driving cross-border business within the region, sharing expertise among firms, and further building the Baker Tilly brand."

Geoff Barnes, CEO and president, Baker Tilly International, said: "Our thanks go to Ted for his commitment and enthusiasm. During his tenure our focus was firmly on building representation across the region, ensuring we have the right firm in each of the region's key markets. Under Eyal's leadership, our focus is now on driving international business growth and developing our members' services and capabilities in the region, and ensuring we are recognised as the leading service provider in the middle market."

Ted Verkade has been regional chairman since 2003. Under his leadership the network has grown in the region from 30 member firms to more than 80, with combined annual revenues in the region growing from US$500m to US$1.13bn. Ted will remain a member of Baker Tilly International's International Board.

*Baker Tilly is a trading name of Horowitz Idan Sabo Tevet & Cohen Tabach


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