LONDON- HLB, the global advisory and accounting network, is pleased to announce the appointment of Bill Hagaman, CPA, CGMA, as its new Chairman from 1 January 2023. Hagaman takes over from Corney Versteden, HLB International’s Chairman since 2018 and Senior Tax partner for HLB in the Netherlands.
Hagaman is the Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Withum, a member firm of HLB USA and 22nd largest accounting, tax and advisory firm in the USA. He has been a member of the firm's management for over 40 years with the firm growing six times in size under his tenure. Having been an active member of the HLB Global Network since 1999, Hagaman has played an active role within the HLB Council as well as being a member of the HLB Executive Committee, an advisory Committee to the HLB Council, since 2012.
Commenting on his appointment, Bill Hagaman says, “I am humbled and honored that the HLB family has entrusted me with this leadership role. During his tenure, Corney has elevated HLB to new heights. I hope to follow his lead and continue that momentum. I look forward to working with HLB CEO Marco Donzelli on achieving his vision of growth and increased value to our member firms.”
Welcoming Bill Hagaman, Marco Donzelli, Global CEO said: “From working alongside Bill over the years, I know that his breath of experience and knowledge will help influence the next era of strategic growth and prosperity for the network, building on the foundations already laid by Corney Versteden.”
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