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Baruch College Alumna Lara Abrash Appointed Chair and CEO of Deloitte & Touche LLP

Zicklin School of Business MBA Graduate to lead Deloitte's U.S. Audit & Assurance practice

Baruch College Alumna Lara Abrash Appointed Chair and CEO of Deloitte & Touche LLP

Baruch College alumna Lara Abrash, who received her MBA from the Zicklin School of Business, has been appointed chair and CEO of Deloitte & Touche LLP, leading Deloitte's U.S. Audit & Assurance practice. She assumed the new leadership role in June. Abrash is currently deputy CEO of the practice and a member of the Deloitte US Board of Directors.

In its announcement, Deloitte US stated “In her role as deputy CEO, Lara has overseen business strategy for Audit & Assurance, and has been a proven leader in technology-driven transformation within the practice.”

Abrash received a Master’s of Business Administration in Accountancy from the Zicklin School of Business.

“Baruch prepared me well for the life-long learning necessary to lead in rapidly changing environments,” said Abrash. “Continued partnership between businesses and academia is critical to preparing aspiring professionals for the future. I look forward to working closely with Baruch and other top universities as we continuously transform the Audit & Assurance profession and enhance the quality and value we provide.”

A Career in Leadership

During the course of her more than two decades in public accounting, Abrash has held prominent management roles in the organization, leading client services on a variety of Deloitte’s largest and most complex multinational clients.

An Audit & Assurance partner with Deloitte for 15 years, Abrash previously served as national managing partner of Audit Innovation and Client Service Delivery. She also held the position of chief operating officer of Deloitte & Touche LLP’s Audit & Assurance practice.

Abrash is a licensed CPA in New York and New Jersey, and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

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About Baruch College and the Zicklin School of Business

Baruch College provides students with the skills, knowledge, and perspectives to pursue their aspirations in today's global environment. Part of The City University of New York (CUNY), Baruch is listed among the nation’s top public colleges for academic excellence, affordability, student success, and value.

Watch video: Learn more by taking a “Welcome to Baruch” virtual tour of the College

The Zicklin School of Business is a recognized leader in providing undergraduate, graduate, and executive education for the 21st century. It offers part- and full-time business degree programs taught by faculty who are thought leaders and practitioners in their fields. An AACSB-accredited business school, Zicklin offers a highly ranked MBA program and has a range of cutting-edge dual-degree programs with top universities around the world.

For more information: see Zicklin MBA degree program.

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 (Story published on 5/13/19)

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