CLA Global Appoints Andreas Blum to Board

Prof. Dr. Andreas Blum, managing partner dhpg, joins the CLA Global Board with immediate effect.

London, UK and Bonn, Germany — Today, CLA Global Limited (CLA Global), a leading global organization comprised of independent accounting and advisory firms, announced that Prof. Dr. Andreas Blum, managing partner at dhpg is joining the CLA Global Board as Board member.

Dr. Blum is an auditor and tax consultant at dhpg, responsible for the development of innovative IT services and digital services. Blum joined dhpg in 2008; serving as a senior partner since 2010, he was made managing partner this year.

“I am delighted to be part of CLA Global’s Management Board and look forward to helping make it one of the leading professional services networks in the world,” said Prof. Dr. Blum. “One of my main tasks will be to further develop the specialist groups which is certainly one of the most exciting challenges in the network.”

Based in Bonn, dhpg became a member of CLA Global in July 2023. The firm merged with six former offices of RSM Germany in August. The new expanded firm is the largest auditing and consulting company exclusively for owner-managed businesses in Germany with a turnover of 84.5 million euros (2022) and more than 900 employees.

Joe Kask, co-CEO of CLA Global, adds, “Andreas brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this position . Though dhpg has only been a CLA Global member firm for a few short months, Andreas and his team have already added immense value in helping to realise the network vision and elevate the CLA Global brand.”

Sancho Simmonds, co-CEO of CLA Global, states, “With his experience growing dhpg into one of the largest auditing and consulting firms for owner-managed businesses in Germany, Andreas will bring great skill and expertise which will enable us to continue CLA Global’s exciting growth trajectory.”

CLA Global was founded on July 1, 2022, by CliftonLarsonAllen LLP and Evelyn Partners. The organization offers one of the largest financial outsourcing services and private client and wealth advisory platforms of any global accounting organization. Currently, CLA Global has over 180 offices across the world and more than 13,500 personnel across the network. Member firms provide services to clients of all sizes, with a particular emphasis on fast-growing, innovative, and dynamic middle market cross-border businesses.

Based on reported 2021 fee income, the Accountancy Age ranked CLA Global 15th among the top global accounting and advisory organizations in the world.

About dhpg

dhpg is one of Germany’s leading medium-scale auditing and consulting companies, specialising in the core areas of auditing, tax consulting, legal consulting as well as insolvency administration, restructuring advice, and IT services. With more than 900 employees at 17 locations, the owner-managed company is one of the 15th largest in its sector.

About CLA Global

CLA Global Limited (CLA Global) is a worldwide organization of independent accounting and advisory firms. CLA Global member firm professionals provide audit, accounting, tax, and advisory services to help guide organizations and individuals through the increasingly complex global business and financial environment.

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