Joseph Echevarria has been elected to the position of CEO of Deloitte LLP, effective June 1. Echevarria succeeds Barry Salzberg, who was elected to the position of global CEO of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited.
Echevarria, 54, was selected in 2007 to serve in his current role as U.S. MP and COO, Deloitte LLP, leading approximately 50,000 professionals in nearly 90 cities throughout the U.S. and India. He is responsible for all of Deloitte’s business subsidiaries, which deliver audit, tax, consulting and financial advisory services, as well as all of its shared service functions.
“I am deeply honored to be elected by my partners and principals to be CEO of this great firm, says Echevarria. As the largest professional services organization in the U.S., we have an obligation to lead,” he says.
Echevarria joined Deloitte in 1978 and has held a number of leadership positions including Deloitte LLP’s deputy MP and Southeast region audit MP for Deloitte & Touche LLP. Echevarria serves as chair of Deloitte’s Operating Committee and is a member of its Executive and Succession Planning Committees.