Bernard Gainnier headed PwC France and the French-speaking part of North Africa (which falls under the supervision of the French division) since 2013. Under his leadership, the country’s organization has experienced strong growth to reach its current size of 6 000 employees working across the firm’s audit, consulting and tax departments.
The firm’s new CEO, Patrice Morot, has been a PwC veteran for thirty years, having joined Big Four in 1990 within the Banking and Capital Markets practice. Morot was appointed a partner in 2002, and a decade later he was elevated to the position of head of the company’s Business Assurance unit.
Four years ago, he became head of Audit and Risk Assurance activities and was appointed member of the Management Committee of PwC France. Now at the top of the hierarchy, Morot, 55, has been given final responsibility for the client portfolio, operations and internal teams of the company, as well as the execution of the company’s strategy recently. launched company-wide “The New Equation” in the region. .
Hailing Morot for his four-year tenure, former boss Gainnier said: “I have no doubts that Patrice will take PwC France and Maghreb to the next level. I have every confidence in his leadership qualities.
Morot leads a 10-strong Management Committee, which further consists of Christophe Desgranges, Emmanuel Benoist, Loïc Le Claire, Stéphane Salustro, Vincent Le Bellac, Pauline Adam-Kalfon, Sophie Salomé, Philippe Trouchaud, and Philippe Vogt.
In addition, earlier this year, PwC also installed a new national leader in Romania: Dinu Bumbăcea.