NEW YORK, Oct. 29, 2014 / PRNewswire — Crowe Horwath International announces that Mr. Charles Allen, chief executive officer of Crowe Horwath LLP, and Mr. Yang Jiantao, principal partner of Ruihua Certified Public Accountants, will be co-chairmen of the network, effective January 1, 2015. They will succeed Andrew Pianca of Crowe Clark Whitehill, who is completing a two-year term. Crowe Horwath International is ranked among the top 10 global accounting networks, with more than 150 independent accounting and advisory services firms in more than 100 countries around the world.
Mr. Kevin McGrath, chief executive officer of Crowe Horwath International, said, “Chuck and Jiantao have a close working relationship as business leaders in two of the world’s largest economies. Having these two individuals as co-chairmen will provide enhanced cultural diversity and perspective. The board of directors and network member firms look forward to the many contributions they will make to further the influence and impact of our network on the global stage.”
Mr. Allen has served as the CEO of Crowe Horwath LLP since 2007 and currently serves on the Crowe Horwath International board of directors.
Mr. Yang is the principal partner of Ruihua Certified Public Accountants and is also a current board member of Crowe Horwath International.
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Crowe Horwath International is ranked among the top 10 global accounting networks with more than 150 independent accounting and advisory services firms in over 100 countries around the world. Crowe Horwath International’s member firms are committed to impeccable quality service, highly integrated service delivery processes and a common set of core values that guide decisions daily. Each firm is well-established as a leader in its national business community and is staffed by nationals, thereby providing a knowledge of local laws and customs which is important to clients undertaking new ventures or expanding into other countries. Crowe Horwath International member firms are known for their personal service to privately and publicly held businesses in all sectors and have built an international reputation in the areas of audit, tax and advisory services.