Petra Justenhoven elected Chairwoman and Senior Partner of PwC Europe and appointed to the PwC network leadership team


1 July 2022 – Petra Justenhoven has been elected Chairwoman and Senior Partner of PwC Europe and Territory Senior Partner (TSP) of PwC Germany, effective 1 July 2022. Petra has also been appointed to the PwC network leadership team (NLT). As a member of the NLT, she will help set overall strategy for the PwC network and the standards to which member firms agree to adhere.

Petra, who is based in Munich, brings almost 30 years of professional experience at PwC to her new role, including more than 25 years of auditing and advising multinational clients across a range of industries. For the last seven years, Petra has served as the Assurance Leader for PwC Germany and Europe and became a member of the European Board in 2016 and the German Executive Board in 2013. From 2013 to 2015, she served as the Markets & Industries Leader for PwC Germany.

Petra Justenhoven, Chairwoman and Senior Partner of PwC Europe and TSP of PwC Germany, comments: “Serving as the Chairwoman of PwC Europe, leading PwC Germany and joining the PwC network leadership team is a tremendous honour. I look forward to working with our global leadership team, member firms and my colleagues around the world. PwC is truly a global community of solvers, and it has never been a more important time for our team to work together to bring our network strategy to life. I feel an enormous responsibility to work towards an equitable and sustainable future for our people, clients and the communities in which we live and work.”

Bob Moritz, PwC Global Chairman, remarks: “I am delighted to welcome Petra to the PwC network leadership team. Petra brings deep knowledge and experience with her long-standing career in auditing and audit-related consulting, as well as expertise in technology, digitisation and innovation. Petra’s appointment will help bring our global strategy, The New Equation, to life and further our objectives of building trust and delivering sustained outcomes. Having worked with Petra for many years, I am confident that she will play a key role in the leadership team as we continue to deliver our network strategy.”

Petra succeeds Harald Kayser, who completed his four-year term as Chairman of PwC Europe on 30 June 2022. Harald has been with PwC since 1992 and Chairman and Senior Partner of PwC Europe since 1 July 2018. Previously, he served as Chief Operating Officer of PwC Europe and PwC Germany and as Chief Digital Officer of PwC Germany.

“Harald has done an excellent job leading PwC Europe over the last four years and has had a profound impact on the PwC network over his distinguished career. On behalf of the PwC network leadership team, I would like to thank him for all of his valuable contributions and wish him all the best in the next phase of his career,” added Bob Moritz.

Petra Justenhoven remarked, “I would like to express my gratitude to Harald for everything he has done to foster strong collaboration among the member firms of PwC Europe over the last four years. PwC Europe and the global network greatly benefitted from his leadership, and I am personally thankful for his guidance and mentorship over the years. I congratulate him on a remarkable career and wish him well with his next chapter.”


Notes to editors

PwC Europe comprises six member firms from across the region, including Austria, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland and Turkey.


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