Fabio Pompei succeeds Enrico Ciai as CEO of Deloitte in Italy

12 June 2019 Consultancy.eu 2 min. read
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The Italian country organisation of Deloitte has a new top boss. The 57-year-old Fabio Pompei succeeds Enrico Ciai, who has led Deloitte Italia for the past eight years.

Pompei will not have an easy task replacing Ciai. Under the leadership of his predecessor, Deloitte managed to book double-digit growth in six of the eight years of his tenure. This growth meant the professional services firm significantly outperformed Italy’s management consulting market, currently valued at around €4.3 billion by Assoconsult, the Italian association for consulting firms. 

Deloitte has a local presence in Italy since 1923, and today the accounting and consulting firm has around 6,000 professionals in the country, across 25 offices, including in Milan, Rome, Florence, Naples, Turin, Genoa, Vicenza and Palermo. Revenues generated in Italy amount to €669 million – in comparison, in Germany, Europe’s largest economy, Deloitte last year booked a turnover of €1.5 billion.Fabio Pompei succeeds Enrico Ciai as CEO of Deloitte in ItalyThe majority of the recent 10% growth in Italy was realised through organic growth, with a share also the result of the acquisition of Quantum Leap, an Italian company specialised in ethical hacking and cyber security services. Quantum Leap was integrated into Deloitte Risk Advisory, which is part of Deloitte’s Advisory division, the firm’s fastest growing business unit globally.

New chief executive Pompeii, appointed as per the 1st of June, is a Deloitte veteran. He has been a partner at Deloitte since 2000, and held the position of Talent leader for Deloitte Italy from 2011 to 2015. Most recently, he served as Head of the Audit division, and a member of the Executive Committee of Deloitte Italy and Deloitte Central Mediterranean – a cluster consisting of the member firms in Italy, Greece and Malta. Pompei, who holds a degree in Economics and Business from the Sapienza University of Rome, has a background in audit, having coordinated the audit activities for some of Deloitte Italy’s largest national and multinational customers. 

“I am honoured by the trust the partner team [Deloitte Italy has around 280 partners] has placed in me and I welcome this new challenge with great enthusiasm,” said Pompei. 

Last week Deloitte also installed a new chief executive officer in Switzerland, with Reto Savoia succeeding the Englishman Simon Owen.