Grant Thornton International Ltd (GTIL) has announced Peter Bodin will take on the role of CEO from 1 January 2018 for a five-year term, replacing current CEO Ed Nusbaum who will retire at the end of 2017 after eight years of leadership.
Mr Bodin, who was the CEO of Grant Thornton Sweden for 16 years and spent five years as chairman of the GTIL board, said he is “honoured and excited” to be given the opportunity to lead the global network.
“I have always believed sustainable business success is built on having the right people, leadership and culture,” he said.
“My role will be to create an environment that allows Grant Thornton people and firms to collaborate, not just with each other but with clients and other stakeholders, to grow into the world’s best professional services organisation.”
Mr Bodin also said he will have a resolute focus on the digital transformation of both Grant Thornton and its clients around the world.
According to GTIL, Mr Bodin received unanimous support from the GTIL board, including from the current board chair, Scott Barnes.
“As a former chair of the board, Peter has deep knowledge of the global organisation and will inspire confidence in our CEOs,” Mr Barnes said.
“He has a reputation for coaching and developing people at every level and I believe his passion for people and leadership and his open, transparent style will resonate with the next generation at Grant Thornton.”