Ucuzoglu Named Chairman and CEO of Deloitte’s Audit Practice

Joseph Ucuzoglu

Joseph Ucuzoglu

New York-based Deloitte (FY13 net revenue of $13.9 billion) announced today that Joseph Ucuzoglu has been named chairman and CEO of Deloitte & Touche LLP, a subsidiary of Deloitte LLP, to lead its audit practice. Ucuzoglu succeeds Cathy Engelbert, who was named CEO of Deloitte LLP.

“Joe’s proven experience interacting with clients, regulators and elected officials and providing strategic direction on audit quality and professional matters, are invaluable assets for leading Deloitte’s audit practice as well as driving innovative change in the profession,” says Engelbert. “The audit profession is at an inflection point. Capital markets, investors and regulators and our clients and professionals, want audits that are evolving with the pace of change in the business landscape. We are committed to driving the audit process to the highest level of quality and with Joe’s leadership we are positioned to help shape the future of the audit in exciting ways.”

Most recently, Ucuzoglu was Deloitte’s national MP for government, regulatory and professional matters, responsible for Deloitte’s interactions with regulators and elected officials and overseeing the organization’s government affairs, public policy, independence and ethics functions. He also serves several of Deloitte’s significant clients.

A trusted expert in government and public affairs, Ucuzoglu has extensive experience in both the public and private sectors and previously served as the senior advisor to the chief accountant at the SEC.

“I am honored to lead our audit practice during a time when our profession is evolving faster than ever. Building upon Deloitte’s legacy of exceptional service to the capital markets, we will lead the audit profession into the future,” says Ucuzoglu. “The use of technology is transforming the audit process, allowing us to deliver enhanced levels of quality, deeper insights and greater value to clients. Innovation – a word that has not often been associated with audit – is a key differentiator for our firm.”