University of Wolverhampton Business
SchoolHonorary Degree of Doctor
of Business Administration
Ian Powell is the Chairman and Senior Partner
of the UK firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Ian is also a member
of the five-man Network Leadership team which leads the
international network of PwC firms. He leads the Central Cluster of
the PwC Network, which covers Russia, Central and Eastern Europe,
Europe, the Middle East, Africa, India and Pakistan. The Central
Cluster spans 97 countries and accounts for half of PwC’s worldwide
PwC is the world’s leading professional
services firm with more than 8500 partners and 163,000 staff
operating in over 150 countries around the world. PwC works with
many of the world’s leading businesses and entrepreneurs as well as
public sector clients and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs).
Global revenues last year amounted to $26.2 billion. In the UK the
firm has more than 850 partners and employs over 15,000 staff, also
recruiting more than 1,000 new graduates for the three year
professional training programme. For the past seven years PwC has
been voted a Times Top 100 Graduate Employer.
Ian joined the firm in Birmingham as a
graduate in 1977 and is a qualified Chartered Accountant (ICAEW).
Ian has a very broad range of experience on a wide variety of
clients. He worked in Assurance in the early part of his career
before specialising in the troubled business arena.
Ian holds a BA (Hons) degree in Economics from
the University of Wolverhampton. He has also completed the Advanced
Management Programme at Insead Business School in
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