Global (Crowe), the eighth largest accounting network in the world,
appoints Jim Powers, CEO of Crowe LLP, as new co-chairman of the Board.
Jim Powers and Jiantao Yang, Chair of Crowe China Group, were unanimously
elected for a period of two years commencing 1 January, 2021. Jim
Powers takes over from Charles Allen who served as co-chairman of the
network since 2015.
Powers will step down as CEO of Crowe LLP, one of the largest public
accounting and consulting firms in the United States on 31 March, 2021
after completing his second term, the maximum in accordance with the firm’s partnership agreement.
Mellor, CEO of Crowe comments: “The addition of Jim as co-chairman
brings with it a fresh perspective and a wealth of experience. Jim has
led the firm in the United States through several significant changes,
his deep understanding of agility and adaptability is a welcome addition
to the team.”
Mellor adds: “I have worked with Jim as both a board member of Crowe
and the CEO of a major member firm, for the past six years. The role of
co-chairman is an important one: it is key to the network’s successful
navigation through current global market conditions. I am delighted Jim
is joining us on this exciting journey as co-chairman.”