Patrice Morot installed as CEO of PwC France and Maghreb

29 July 2021 1 min. read
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The French division of PwC has a new leader at its helm: Patrice Morot, who took over the reins from Bernard Gainnier at the start of this month.

Bernard Gainnier had led PwC France and the francophone part of North Africa (which falls under the supervision of the French division) since 2013. Under his leadership, the country organisation booked strong growth to its current size of 6,000 employees working across the firm’s audit, advisory and tax divisions. 

The firm’s new Chief Executive Officer, Patrice Morot, is a three-decade veteran of PwC, having joined the Big Four firm in 1990 within the Banking and Capital Markets practice. Morot was appointed partner in 2002, and a decade on, he was elevated to leader of the company’s Business Assurance unit.

Patrice Morot, CEO of PwC France and Maghreb, PwC

Four years ago he became head of the Audit and Risk Assurance activities, and was appointed a member of PwC France’s Management Committee. Now in the top tole, the 55-year-old Morot has been handed end responsibility for the firm’s client portfolio, operations and internal teams, as well as for executing the company’s recently launched corporate-wide ‘The New Equation’ strategy in the region. 

Welcoming Morot to the four-year term in the office, former boss Gainnier said: “I am convinced that Patrice will lead PwC France and Maghreb to the next level. I have every confidence in his leadership qualities.” 

Morot leads a 10-strong Management Committee, which further consists of Christophe Desgranges, Emmanuel Benoist, Loïc Le Claire, Stéphane Salustro, Vincent Le Bellac, Pauline Adam-Kalfon, Sophie Salomé, Philippe Trouchaud, and Philippe Vogt.

In related news, earlier this year PwC also installed a new country leader in Romania: Dinu Bumbăcea.