Global accounting and advisory firm BDO International Ltd. has named Albert López as its new CEO of the Americas region. Effective January 1 of next year, he will take over the position from Keith Farlinger, who was recently appointed as the new CEO of the company.
The BDO model is based on its network of independent public accounting firms, and López will aim to grow its stable of member companies in the region while overseeing operations and business development.
The company has noted that Colombia stands out in the Americas market for registering sustained growth in outsourcing services, increasing by some 15% in the last two years. Brazil and Peru are two other countries that BDO is bullish on in the near term.
López, a Cuban-American who graduated from Florida University and has worked with BDO since 1988, rises to the new role after serving for more than a decade as a managing partner of BDO USA’s Southeastern regional division. He has also been a member of the company’s board of directors, managing partner in the company’s Miami office, and the head of BDO USA’s Latin America and Caribbean desk.
“He has been a valued contributor to the growth strategy of the firm,” said Wayne Berson, CEO of BDO USA and chairman of the global board of BDO International. “I am confident that his contributions will grow even further as he assumes his new duties with the BDO network.”
Photo: Albert Lopez, new Americas regional CEO for BDO International. (Credit: BDO International Ltd.)