Meet Sam Di Piazza
The PwC Global Leadership Team
Can you guess which thing is not like the others… Nevermind, they’re all the same!
Samuel A. DiPiazza, Jr. – Global Chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Samuel A. DiPiazza, Jr. has served as CEO of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited since 2002. Prior to that he led the PricewaterhouseCoopers US Firm as Chairman and Senior Partner and was a member of the Global Leadership Team.
Mr. DiPiazza joined PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1973 and became a partner in 1979. He was elected to the Firm Council in 1986 and headed the Birmingham, Alabama and Chicago offices before being named Midwest Regional Managing Partner in 1992. Two years later he became the Regional Managing Partner of the New York Metro Region with a dual role as Client Service Vice-Chairman. In 1998, Mr. DiPiazza was named the Americas Leader for Tax and Legal Services for PricewaterhouseCoopers and in 2000 he was elected Chairman and Senior Partner of the US firm.
Mr. DiPiazza currently serves as a Trustee of the International Accounting Standards Committee Foundation and also serves as Chairman, Board of Trustees of The Conference Board, Inc. He is Vice Chairman of the World Business Council on Sustainable Development and an Executive Committee member of the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum. Mr. DiPiazza is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations’ Committee on Corporate Affairs, the Aspen-based G 100 Group (CEO Academy) and has served as a Trustee for the Financial Accounting Foundation.
Very active in civic affairs, Mr. DiPiazza is the past Global Chairman of Junior Achievement Worldwide, and serves as a member of the Executive Council of the Inner City Scholarship Fund and the Board of Directors of the New York City Ballet. He is also Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Executive Committee of the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation as well as past President of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of New York City.
Mr. DiPiazza received a dual degree in Accounting/Economics from the University of Alabama and an MS in Tax Accounting from the University of Houston. He has been honored as Accountant of the Year by the Beta Alpha Psi Society and is a recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and the INROADS Leadership Award.
In 2002, Mr. DiPiazza co-authored Building Public Trust: The Future of Corporate Reporting.