Barry Salzberg, CEO of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (Deloitte Global) will serve as speaker for the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business’ 2015 Graduate Commencement and Diploma Ceremony. The event will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 16, in the Joyce Center Purcell Pavilion on the Notre Dame campus.
The graduate programs bestowing degrees include Notre Dame MBA, Executive MBA, Master of Nonprofit Administration, Master of Science in Accountancy and Master of Science in Management.
Salzberg became Deloitte Global CEO in June 2011. Deloitte Global sets strategic direction for the Deloitte network, which consists of 47 member firms operating in 150 countries. The Deloitte network of member firms employs about 210,000 people worldwide and provides a range of services including auditing, consulting, financial advisory, risk management and tax.
Salzberg joined Deloitte in 1977 and has served in a number of roles, including as CEO of Deloitte LLP (United States) from 2007 to 2011, and as the U.S. managing partner from 2003 to 2007. He currently is a member of the DTTL Board of Directors and Executive committee.
Known in the marketplace for his commitment to education, building opportunities for tomorrow’s leaders, and fostering diversity within the workplace, Salzberg previously served as chairman of the board of College Summit, chairman of the United Way Worldwide Board of Trustees, and is a chair emeritus of the YMCA of Greater New York. He is a regular contributor to the LinkedIn Influencers blog, writing about topics such as leadership, career development, and education.
Salzberg is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the New York County Lawyers’ Association. He is a member of a number of business organizations such as the Japan Society, British American Business International Advisory Board, the United States Council for International Business, and is a board member of New Profit, Inc. He was previously a board member of the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy, the Business Roundtable, and the Center for Audit Quality.
Salzberg will retire from Deloitte Global at the end of its fiscal year (31 May 2015). Upon retirement, he will become a member of the full-time faculty of Columbia Business School as a professor of professional practice. Salzberg also plans to serve on public company boards. In Spring 2015 he will teach an immersion seminar at Columbia focusing on the management consulting industry.
Salzberg received his undergraduate degree in accounting from Brooklyn College, his Master of Laws (LLM) in taxation from the New York University School of Law, and his Juris Doctor (JD) from Brooklyn Law School. He was also awarded an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and a Juris Doctor Honoris Causa from Brooklyn Law School.