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News breaking: 2017-05-15

Peter Bodin benoemd tot internationale CEO-elect van Grant Thornton

LONDEN-(BUSINESS WIRE)- Peter Bodin leidt Grant Thornton International Ltd (GTIL), de internationale entiteit achter een van `s werelds grootste netwerken voor professionele dienstverlening met 47.000 medewerkers van aangesloten firma's uit 130 landen. Bodin, voormalig ceo van Grant Thornton Sweden, vervult deze functie vanaf 1 januari 2018 voor een periode van vijf jaar. Hij volgt Ed Nusbaum op, die na acht jaar aftreedt als ceo.

Peter Bodin reageerde vanuit Londen, waar GTIL is gevestigd. 'Ik ben vereerd dat ik deze kans krijg en Grant Thornton door een nieuwe fase van groei mag leiden. Ik ben er altijd van overtuigd geweest dat langdurig zakelijk succes steunt op de juiste mensen, het juiste bestuur en de juiste cultuur. Het is mijn taak een omgeving te scheppen waarin de mensen en firma's van Grant Thornton kunnen samenwerken; niet alleen met elkaar, maar met clienten en andere betrokkenen. Zodoende groeien we uit tot de beste organisatie voor professionele dienstverlening. Dat betekent dat we moeten werken aan een innovatief, opvallend merk en een resolute focus op digitale transformatie - van ons eigen bedrijf en voor onze clienten in alle delen van de wereld.'

Peter Bodin named Global CEO-elect of Grant Thornton

LONDON-(BUSINESS WIRE)- Peter Bodin will lead Grant Thornton International Ltd (GTIL), the global entity of one of the world's leading professional services networks with 47,000 people at member firms in over 130 countries, it was announced today. Bodin, the former CEO of Grant Thornton

Sweden, will assume the role with effect from 1 January 2018 for a five year term, succeeding Ed Nusbaum who will retire at the end of this year after eight years as CEO.

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Peter Bodin, Global CEO-elect of Grant Thornton (Photo: Business Wire)Peter Bodin, Global CEO-elect of Grant Thornton (Photo: Business Wire)

Speaking from London where GTIL is based, Peter Bodin said, "I am honoured and excited to be given this opportunity to lead Grant Thornton into its next era of growth and expansion. I have always believed sustainable business success is built on having the right people, leadership and

culture. My role will be to create an environment that allows Grant Thornton people and firms to collaborate, not just with each other but with clients and other stakeholders, to grow into the world's best professional services organisation. That means building an innovative brand that

stands out in the marketplace and having a resolute focus on digital transformation - - of our own business and for our clients around the world."

Scott Barnes, Chair of GTIL's Board of Governors (Board) commented, "As a former Chair of the Board, Peter has deep knowledge of the global organisation and will inspire confidence in our CEOs. He has a reputation for coaching and developing people at every level and I believe his passion

for people and leadership and his open, transparent style will resonate with the next generation at Grant Thornton."

Ed Nusbaum added, "I am delighted that the Board has chosen a strong, innovative leader in Peter who will inspire the people of Grant Thornton, our clients, and our communities throughout the world. I have worked closely with him over the years and I am confident that after a smooth

transition he will continue the journey to execute our Growing Together 2020 strategy and continue to build an exciting future for this great organisation."

Peter was the CEO of Grant Thornton Sweden for 16 years during which time the firm transformed from a traditional audit firm into a SEK1.3 billion professional services firm with over 1,100 people and a reputation for its strong brand, distinctive culture and its development of digital

solutions. During this time, he also spent five years as Chairman of the Board. Peter, 51, received unanimous support from the GTIL Board, including CEOs of Grant Thornton member firms from 14 countries and two independent directors following a selection process carried out with the support

of external experts.

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