Deloitte names Dennis Chow as Global Deputy Chair
Published date: 29 July 2022
Dennis Chow, currently Chair of Deloitte Asia Pacific and former Chair of Deloitte China, has been appointed as Deloitte Global Deputy Chair beginning June 2022. In his new role, Chow will support Deloitte Global to drive forward its global strategy and cement Deloitte's position as the leading professional services organization worldwide.
Chow has been with Deloitte his entire career, joining in 1986 and becoming a partner in 1999. With a career spanning more than 35 years, he has led key engagements for numerous blue-chip corporations, primarily servicing financial services and real estate companies. He was Deloitte China Chair from 2020 until 2022, when he became Chair of Deloitte Asia Pacific.
Sharon Thorne, Chair of Deloitte Global, says “On behalf of the Deloitte Global Board, I am delighted to welcome Dennis Chow to his new role as Global Deputy Chair. Dennis’ years of leadership experience and extensive knowledge of Deloitte position him well to support the advancement of our key global priorities. I am also personally thrilled by his commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and mental health, areas of heightened importance for all businesses today, including Deloitte.”
Throughout his career, Chow had held several leadership roles within Deloitte China, including leading the firm's practice in the southern China region as well as serving as the managing partner of priority accounts.
Chow is also a leading advocate of Deloitte’s culture of ALL IN, and he actively supports the promotion of female talents to leadership positions, and is deeply involved in inclusion initiatives. He chairs the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council of Deloitte Asia Pacific and was the chair of the council of Deloitte China previously.
Dennis Chow says, "It is a great honor to be appointed as Global Deputy Chair of Deloitte. As a professional services organization, our greatest strength is and will always be our people. We are committed to providing the most engaging experiences for our people. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion enable us to unleash our fullest potential at work and deliver the most valuable perspectives to our clients.”
“One of our shared values at Deloitte is taking care of each other. We recognize the importance of mental wellbeing in the workplace. We have a holistic wellbeing approach that gives our people the support and flexibility to make daily choices that help them deliver impact where it matters on a sustainable basis. It is one of my priorities to advance mental health awareness and support our people.”
Outside of Deloitte, Chow has been contributing to the advancement of the profession and society through his services to government agencies, industry bodies, and educational institutions. His key external appointments include council / committee members of Hong Kong Monetary Authority, Hong Kong Hospital Authority, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Tourism Board and Hong Kong Accounting Advisor to the Ministry of Finance of China.