Samuel A. DiPiazza, Jr., was appointed
CEO of PricewaterhouseCoopers on January 1, 2002. Before this he served
as the chairman of the PricewaterhouseCoopers U.S. firm.
received dual degrees in accounting and
economics from the University of
Alabama where he was a member of Theta Chi
Fraternity. He then went on to get his Master of Accountancy from the
work with the firm Coopers & Lybrand, one of the two firms along with Price Waterhouse,
that merged in 1998 to form PricewaterhouseCoopers.
DiPiazza speaks during a press
conference in Tianjin, China 26 September 2008.
joined C&L in 1973 and was named partner six years later in
1979. Later in his career he was chosen to head
first the Birmingham,
Alabama, and then the Chicago
In 1992 he was appointed managing partner of the
In 1994 he
moved to a position in the New York office,
similar to his previous one, and added client service vice
president to his resume.
Finally, in 2000 he was elected
chairman and senior partner of the United States firm, a role he
filled until 2002 when he took over the role of chairman and
managing partner for the firm as a whole.
Outside of PricewaterhouseCoopers, DiPiazza is serving a three year
term as a trustee of the Financial Accounting Foundation. He also
serves on the International Advisory Board of Junior Achievement,
the Executive Council of the Inner City Scholarship Fund and is
President of Big Brothers Big
Sisters New York City
. He serves on the Executive Committee of
the National Corporate Theater Fund and as a board member with the
New York City Ballet
. He is
also on the board of the World Trade Center
.He has stepped down as the Chairman of PwC
on June 30, 2009
Recently, Mr. DiPiazza has been a member of the Committee on Capital
which has been mandated to assess the impact
of the current U.S. regulatory environment on the competitiveness
of the U.S. in the global capital marketplace.
On October 12, 2005, Mr. DiPiazza was appointed to a second four
year term as chairman of the PricewaterhouseCoopers global,
beginning on January 1, 2006.He stepped down in June 2009
He stepped down as the Global Chairman on June 30, 2009 making way
for Dennis Nally