NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Leading accounting, tax and consulting firm WeiserMazars LLP announced today that CEO Victor Wahba has been elected Chairman of the Firm effective January 1, 2016, succeeding Douglas A. Phillips who becomes a Senior Advisor to the firm. Victor was appointed Chief Executive Officer in April 2015 as part of the firm’s leadership succession plan. He was 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 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,” said Douglas Phillips. “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.”
Commenting on his appointment, Victor said, “I am grateful to Doug and the WeiserMazars Executive team for putting their trust in me to lead this great organization forward. 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.”
As Co-CEO of Mazars Group’s Global Executive Board, Victor participates in the development of the global strategy with his extensive experience in finance and operations. Philippe Castagnac, Chairman & CEO of Mazars Group, added: “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.”
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WeiserMazars LLP provides insight and specialized experience in accounting, tax and advisory services. Since 1921, our skilled professionals have leveraged technical expertise and industry familiarity to create customized solutions to overcome client challenges. As the independent U.S. member firm of Mazars Group, we have a global reach of 15,000 professionals in more than 70 countries. Locally and internationally, we build lasting relationships with our clients by addressing their particular needs, creating value and optimizing their organizational performance. For more information visit us atwww.weisermazars.com