Baker Tilly International appoints Francesca Lagerberg as Global CEO

Francesca Lagerberg, Chief Executive Officer at Baker Tilly International

Baker Tilly International is delighted to announce the appointment of Francesca Lagerberg as its Chief Executive Officer of the global organisation. Francesca Lagerberg brings to Baker Tilly more than 25 years of experience in professional services, most recently as global leader with a mid-tier network, specialising in cross-border and international business support.

What does Lagerberg bring Baker Tilly?

For many years, Lagerberg has been a champion of diversity and inclusion in boardrooms and has worked with senior leadership on their inclusion strategies. Baker Tilly International Chairman and CEO of Baker Tilly US, LLP, Alan Whitman said Ms Lagerberg is the right leader at the right time to lead the growing global network as it accelerates its strategic markets.

“Francesca is a progressive leader who brings a wealth of expertise and has the unique perspective of leading at an enterprise and global network level. With Francesca’s leadership, we will inspire our clients and our people to create a bold tomorrow,” Whitman said.

What are Lagerberg’s thoughts on her new role?

Baker Tilly International was formed in 1988. Since that time, the network has grown to span 148 territories, with more than 39,000 people and revenue exceeding US$4 billion. Lagerberg is the first woman to lead the global network. Ms Lagerberg said: “I am excited by the opportunity of joining Baker Tilly, a network with significant ambition and breadth, and I look forward to working with our member firms on the next stage of growth and development.”

Ms Lagerberg takes over effective 1 June from former CEO Ted Verkade who is working in a broader leadership role. Mr Verkade served on the Baker Tilly International Board of Directors for 19 years. Baker Tilly is a leading global provider of accounting, assurance and advisory services, with more than 39,000 people in 148 territories. This year’s IAB World Survey ranks Baker Tilly International 10th by both global combined revenue and global headcount.