Judith V. Lopez elected as Chairman & Senior Partner

Judith V. Lopez had been elected as Chairman & Senior Partner of Isla Lipana & Co. Her term began on July 1, 2009.

Tammy H. Lipana, the immediate past Chairman & Senior Partner announced last May the transition of leadership on behalf of the partners and principals of the Philippine member firm of the global PricewaterhouseCoopers network.

Ms. Lopez has served as Vice Chairman of Isla Lipana & Co. since 2006, and as Managing Partner for Assurance since 2001. She will continue her latter role on a concurrent basis.

Ms. Lopez joined the firm in 1978 and became a partner in 1991. Prior to her selection as the Chairman & Senior Partner, she served in a variety of leadership and client services roles. She is also a frequent speaker here and abroad on topics related to the accounting profession and corporate governance. As Chairman, Ms. Lopez continues to serve on the firm’s leadership team along with the Managing Partner for Advisory, Rose Javier; Managing Partner for Tax, Alex Cabrera; Human Capital Partner Jenny Arciga; and Assurance Partner Che Javier.

Commenting on her selection, Ms. Lopez said, “I am pleased to be given the opportunity to serve the firm in these challenging times for our business and for the economy. My partners and I are committed to help our clients manage through the crisis and prepare them for the recovery ahead.”

“The structural changes implemented across the PwC network will give our clients better access to our best resources and knowledge, and will allow us to recruit and develop the best talents. It will also help us achieve more consistent quality throughout our network,” added Ms. Lopez.

Ms. Lipana said, “Judith has unselfishly shared her expertise with her colleagues in the profession and business community through her active involvement in numerous professional activities. She has built strong relationships with clients and regulators and around the PwC network as well. She has all the experience and leadership abilities needed to serve as the next Chairman & Senior Partner.”