The independent member firms of the merged IGAF Polaris will have combined annual revenue of over US$1.82 billion, with 2,400 partners, 16,300 employees, and 843 offices in 89 countries around the globe, making the combined group one of the largest associations of independent accounting firms in the world. The substantial increase in size for the merged association will enhance BGEM+D’s ability to provide expertise and resources to meet growing client needs, both internationally and domestically.
“The Firm is excited about the opportunities our association with IGAF Polaris will bring”, said BGEM+D CEO John Garvey, Jr. “As the world continues to move forward to a global economy, we will be able to provide clients with the expertise to be successful locally, nationally, and internationally”
“We are pleased and proud to have BGEM+D as one of our member firms in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex,” said IGAF Polaris CEO Kevin Mead. “Many of IGAF’S member firms and their clients have relied on BGEM+D’s expertise and quality service over the years, and we eagerly anticipate the contributions they will make on a global scale to the new, much larger association. In turn, I know that BGEM+D will benefit from the significant additional expertise and resources being extended to their clients from their peer member firms around the globe.”
IGAF Polaris will maintain a regional governance structure, with Boards of Directors providing oversight for each of four regions: Asia Pacific; Latin America & Caribbean; Europe, Middle East, & Africa; and North America. A World Board of Directors comprised of members of the Regional Boards, plus a World Chairman, will provide global guidance and governance. The World headquarters office for IGAF Polaris will be in Miami, Florida, USA, with regional offices to be located in Europe, the Americas, and Asia Pacific.
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