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Cathy Engelbert is CEO-elect of Deloitte, whose subsidiaries provide audit, tax, consulting, and advisory services. Assuming the role of CEO on March 11, 2015, she will lead the largest professional services firm in the US. Cathy will be responsible for more than 65,000 professionals in nearly 90 U.S. cities and India. Deloitte serves 80 percent of the Fortune 500, producing measurable and enduring impact on behalf of our clients, people, communities, and society.
Since 1986, Cathy has had a distinguished career serving large and complex global clients. She currently serves as chairman and chief executive officer of Deloitte's audit subsidiary.
Cathy has held a number of other senior leadership positions at Deloitte. She served on the Deloitte Board of Directors and was a member of the Board’s Strategic Investment, Finance & Audit, Risk, and Regulatory & Government Relations Committees. She has also served as National Managing Partner–Regions for Deloitte & Touche; Deputy National Professional Practice Director; and the Financial Accounting and Reporting Services Quality Risk Manager. Cathy is a past member of the Deloitte Nominating Committee and Deloitte’s Board Council. She has held partner roles serving several of the world’s leading life sciences and pharmaceutical companies and advises multinational companies on financial instrument accounting matters.
Cathy is a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council which advises the Financial Accounting Standards Board on strategic issues, project priorities, and other matters that affect accounting standard-setting. She is a past recipient of the YWCA's Tribute to Women in Industry Award, and is listed among the Women’s Fund of New Jersey’s “25 Most Influential Women in Finance.”
Cathy received a BS in accounting from Lehigh University and is a certified public accountant licensed in Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey. She is a member of the Accounting Advisory Board for Lehigh University. Cathy is married and has two children.
As with all Deloitte professionals, Cathy plays a crucial role in serving the investor public, protecting capital markets, and helping our clients to solve their most pressing problems with confidence.