ELC Member, Mohamed Kande Selected as the Next Chair of PwC Network
In a significant announcement, the Global Board of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited (PwCIL) announced that ELC Member Mohamed Kande will assume the role of Chair of the PwC Network, starting July 1, 2024.
“It is a great honor to be selected as the next Global Chair of the PwC Network as we enter our 175th year in business”, said Mohamed Kande via LinkedIn. “I look forward to working with my colleagues all around the world as we continue to help our clients and stakeholders build trust, deliver quality and sustained outcomes.”
In a press release, Kande was recognized as a prominent figure within the company who has played a pivotal role in shaping the firm’s strategic direction and bolstering its advisory services. As Chair of the PwC Network, Kande is set to guide the organization through a transformative period, leveraging his expertise to propel PwC’s global operations to new heights. His leadership is expected to reinforce PwC’s commitment to delivering exceptional value to its clients and stakeholders, while fostering a culture of innovation and excellence within the firm.
“Mohamed is a purpose-led leader with broad multidisciplinary experience and will bring tremendous insights and perspective to the role of Global Chair,” said Lisa Sawicki, PwC Network Governance Board Chair. “He is committed to implementing our global strategy, our multidisciplinary operating model and collaborating closely with our partners and people to help our clients and stakeholders build trust and drive sustained outcomes.”
Kande has been a member of The ELC since 2016. His recent board appointment aligns with the mission of The ELC in increasing Black talent at the c-suite and board level. The company credits Kande’s global experience, commitment to diversity and inclusion and understanding of cutting-edge technologies as the ideal Chair to guide PwC into the future.
“Mohamed’s appointment as Chair is a testament to a commitment to excellence and heralds a new chapter of visionary leadership,” said Michael C. Hyter, ELC President and CEO. “His wealth of experience and innovative spirit will undoubtedly steer PwC towards even greater success, inspiring us all to reach new heights of achievement.”
Kande’s professional journey spans over 32 years, during which he has amassed a wealth of experience across various industries and disciplines. Holding a CPA license and an MBA from the University of Chicago, as well as an MS in electrical engineering from the University of Montreal, Kande brings a unique blend of financial acumen and technical expertise to his new role. His educational background, coupled with his extensive professional experience, positions him as an individual capable of driving innovation and navigating the complexities of the global business landscape.
Before joining PwC in August 2011, Kande was the managing partner of PRTM Management Consultants’ Europe, Middle East, and South Asia business. Prior to that leadership role, he was the managing partner of PRTM’s Global Public Sector business. Kande will serve as Chair of the PwC Network for a four-year term.