Fay Elected as New Chair of UHY International

Bernard Fay

Bernard Fay

UHY, the international accounting and consultancy network, has elected Bernard Fay as the new chairman of UHY, following 17 years as a UHY board director.

With Fay’s election, the UHY network will be led for the first time by a director from outside its founding countries, the U.S. and U.K., reflecting the increasingly international mix of the work undertaken by member firms.

Fay is one of the managing and founding partners at UHY Fay & Co., UHY’s Spanish member firm. Trilingual in French, Spanish and English, and educated in several European countries including the U.K., he has extensive experience of leading multicultural and international projects. His firm specializes in helping businesses to expand internationally.

Fay says, “From a small group of forward-thinking executives spanning the Atlantic, UHY has grown into a substantial, truly global network, delivering quality international accounting and business advisory services to ambitious mid-market SMEs and entrepreneurs, and to larger companies looking for a refreshing alternative to the Big 4.”

A key priority is building on UHY’s global presence. UHY will be celebrating 30 years as an international network in 2016.

“Our strategy for the next five years focuses on growth, geographical presence and the creative expansion of our brand so that we can continue to meet our clients’ needs globally,” says Fay. “It is indeed a very competitive marketplace but a spirit of collaboration, cohesion and trust sets us apart from our competitors when choosing UHY as a partner for international projects and transactions.”

“We will measure the success of our network not in terms of sheer growth alone but by whether our clients value the innovative, demanding and rewarding work our people are able to deliver.”

Fay takes over as chairman from Ladislav Hornan, MP at UHY Hacker Young, London, the U.K.-based founding member firm of the UHY network. Ladislav will remain on the UHY board of directors.