On September 18-19, 2017, Crowe Horwath International board meeting was held in London. Mr. Jiantao Yang, Principal Partner of Ruihua Certified Public Accountants, and Mr. Chuck Allen, Co-Chairman of Crowe Horwath International, co-chaired the meeting. Mr. Kevin McGrath, the Chief Executive Officer of Crowe Horwath International and all board directors attended the meeting.

The focus of this board meeting is CEO selection. The board of directors listened to the CEO selection process and the speeches of the two candidates, interviewed the candidates collectively and then the board of directors discussed and selected the new CEO. The new CEO will take office in March next year.

The meeting approved the minutes of the board meeting on July 10, 2017, reviewed the term of office of the current board members, discussed and approved the nomination list of the board of directors and the member firm votes. The election of the board directors will be held at the October Chicago annual meeting. Mr. Kevin McGrath then reported on the CEO's succession plan, the brand refreshment and digital strategy progress. Later on, the board listened to the member firms updates and then debriefed on the Asia-Pacific, the EMEA, the Americas region's annual report, and approved the admission of new member firm in Japan. Later on the board reviewed the financial report and approved the 2018 annual operating budget. Subsequently, Mr. Kevin McGrath made annual reports on audit, tax, global business consulting, HTL, and presented the CEO's recent and future major activities.After the meeting, Mr. Jiantao Yang and Mr. Chuck Allen met with the designated chief executive officer, to communicate the relevant work arrangements, and the main tasks during the period of CEO transition period.


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