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Grant Thornton appoints Switzerland and Liechtenstein CEO

Erich Bucher has been appointed as CEO of Grant Thornton Switzerland and Liechtenstein, effective 1 January 2019. He replaces places Patrick Hilty who will become chair of the board of directors.

Bucher has over has over 30 years of experience in the field of auditing and advisory services and joined Grant Thornton in 2001. He currently heads the audit industry, services, institutions service line in Switzerland.

As a professional standards partner, he is also responsible for the quality of audit services provided.

Hilty said: “With Erich Bucher we have found a new CEO who has outstanding leadership skills, ensures stability and consistency and not least owing to his years of experience and excellent reputation in the market will be a strong representative of this firm in the international network of Grant Thornton Ltd.”

Bucher said: “I look forward to continuing the current growth strategy,  expanding our presence jointly with our teams in Zurich, Schaan, Geneva and Buchs and steadily increasing our reputation in the market yet further.”

Bucher was selected at the partners’ meeting of Grant Thornton Switzerland/ Liechtenstein.

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