4th February 2014
What do IMF Chief Christine Lagarde, EU Commissioner Michel Barnier and MGI Chairman Erik Emilsson all have in common?
All three have been chosen to be among the 100 most influential people in the accounting profession, the Global Accountancy Power list.
Erik Emilsson, the founder and CEO of Swedish MGI member Revideco, has been pro-active in global networking and was elected MGI Chairman in 2013.
The Global Accountancy Power list, produced by the International Accounting Bulletin (IAB) and its sister title The Accountant, is chosen by the profession and a panel of expert judges from around the world. For the first time, voting was open to the public. Those public votes were followed by a final vote by an external judging panel, which took into account the public votes.
Among the candidates were Prince Charles, economist Mervyn King and Wolfgang Schäuble, Germany's Federal Minister of Finance. Erik Emilsson stands out as the only Swedish name in this prestigious list.
Erik commented, “I was really satisfied to discover that we in the smaller alliances are recognised for our international capabilities. I have formerly worked in one of the industry’s largest organisations and my experience is that we in MGI can help the small and mid-size clients even better than the larger players. We know more about their business, since we ourselves are entrepreneurs.”
Erik underlines the importance for smaller agencies to co-operate globally and estimates 10% - 15% of Revideco’s annual turnover is directly resulting from the company’s MGI membership.
International Accounting Bulletin www.internationalaccountingbulletin.com
The Accountant www.theaccountant-online.com