Joe Ucuzoglu, Deloitte CEO, to speak at Notre Dame

Author: Carol Elliott

Joe Ucuzoglu
Joe Ucuzoglu

Joe Ucuzoglu, CEO of Deloitte, will join the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business as a guest speaker from 11 a.m. to noon Friday (Oct. 11) in Mendoza’s Jordan Auditorium. Ucuzoglu’s talk, titled “A bigger impact: The promise of professional services in the Fourth Industrial Revolution,” will touch on the transformation of the professional services sector and the opportunities ahead created by emerging technologies.

The talk is part of the Mendoza Dean’s Speaker Series, a fall series of lectures by top executives, business leaders and individuals at the front line of business practices sharing thoughts on leadership, experiences and business. It is free and open to the public.

Deloitte, the largest professional services organization in the United States with more than 100,000 professionals, provides audit and assurance, tax, consulting, and risk and financial advisory services to a broad cross-section of the largest corporations and governmental agencies. Deloitte has been the No. 1 recruiter of Notre Dame undergraduates for more than a decade. As part of Deloitte’s long-standing relationship with the University, the Notre Dame Deloitte Center for Ethical Leadership was established in 2011 to advance the understanding and implementation of ethical leadership practices in the corporate sphere.

Ucuzoglu assumed the role of Deloitte CEO in June after most recently serving as the chairman and CEO of Deloitte & Touche LLP, where he led Deloitte’s U.S. Audit & Assurance business, overseeing all aspects of the transformation of the business. Previously, he served as the national managing partner for government, regulatory and professional matters. In this role, he had oversight for Deloitte’s interactions with regulators and elected officials as well as overseeing the government affairs, public policy and ethics functions. Prior to rejoining Deloitte, Ucuzoglu served as senior adviser to the chief accountant at the Securities and Exchange Commission, advising on complex accounting, auditing and public policy matters, and interacting frequently with other governmental agencies and Congress.

Ucuzoglu frequently speaks on a broad range of current issues facing the business community, such as the evolving regulatory landscape and the role that businesses must play in leading society through the rapid pace of technology-driven change. Upon being named CEO, he commented, “It is imperative that, as a business community, we project a positive vision of the many benefits that a technology-driven future will have across our society.”

A graduate of the University of Southern California with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, Ucuzoglu is a certified public accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Originally published by Carol Elliott at on Oct. 7.