Global Leadership Team
The BDO Executive comprises the CEO, who is appointed by the Global Board, and the Global Leadership Team (GLT), the members of which are appointed by the CEO with the prior approval of the Global Board.
As of 1 November 2017, the CEO is Keith Farlinger. Prior to this appointment Keith was CEO Americas, and before that CEO of BDO Canada.
The CEO’s powers and responsibilities are set out in the Regulations and further determined by the Global Board. The CEO is tasked with the day-to-day management of the global affairs of the BDO network, as well as the development and implementation of the global strategy for the network. He recommends quality standards, policies and strategies to the Global Board. The CEO also acts as spokesperson for the BDO network at international forums and organisations and represents the BDO network in discussions with international regulatory bodies.
The CEO allocates and delegates the responsibilities to the Global Leadership Team as he deems appropriate. Currently the Global Leadership Team comprises the regional CEOs, the Global Heads of the service lines and of the supporting services, as well as the Secretary of BDO International Limited. The majority of the GLT members are dedicated full time to their role within BDO International.