Dear Integra International Friends,
At the Integra International Conference in Tokyo (October 19th, 2017), I was unanimously appointed as the Global Chairman to promote the consolidation, the growth and strengthening of the association for the 2018-2019 term in line with my strategic plan.
Founded in 1994, Integra International today counts on globally connected associated offices in all major cities and business areas, in 61 countries with 114 independent members and interconnected with over 4.000 CPAs, CAs and Business Advisors, accountants, auditors and tax consultants.
Our main goal, and my personal one, will be to reinforce and develop our association.
“Enthusiasm – Passion – Technique”
are the three essential key words of the strategic plan, that will allow us to expand further.
The plan will develop on the following road map:
- INNOVATION: we will keep up with the developing world offering increasing tailor-made professional skills and innovative services in line with the customers’ requests;
- ORGANIZATION: we will make the current organizational structure more up-to-date with the associated professionals and their clients;
- COMMUNICATION: we will strengthen the members’ community by making it increasingly interconnected, and sharing relationships, knowledge and professional skills. Specific consideration, attention and organization will be devoted to non-English-native speakers.
More specifically, the main aims of the incoming two-year period include:
- To consolidate and further strengthen the widespread presence of the Association in strategic countries in both the EMEIA (Europe, Middle East, India & Africa) and the AAANZ (America, Australia, Asia and New Zealand) areas.
- To complete the range of professional services offered to clients in those areas that we already cover, by associating new members with complementary abilities.
- To expand the Integra International’s alliance with companies operating in complementary business areas (Alliance Members) in the field of legal advice, financial and real estate consulting, International Investigation, and providing specific services such as transfer pricing and international M&A.
During the two-year period, direct support to all members will be strengthened by the two newly-appointed Membership Managers that I prefer to call “Integra Ambassadors”: Mr. Gerry Herter for AAANZ and Mr. Vyacheslav Denissenko for EMEIA.
Denissenko has gained significant experience in the Middle East and worked as a consultant for several Kazakh institutions. Herter is a former Chairman of Integra International and has a strong knowledge and understanding of his geographical area, where he has worked with companies from a wide range of sectors.
I firmly believe that Integra International’s success lies on the strong cooperation among members and the ability to commit among partners to achieve a common goal: create value for customers by offering increasingly specialized and thorough cross-border services. We will work together in line with this approach.
Our Global Board has already approved this new and ambitious development plan, relying on new partners in countries not yet involved, as well as on the increase and strengthening of our presence in any strategic countries.
The common goal will be providing customers with thorough and comprehensive services: a 360° service.
All such issues will, from my point of view, strengthen the Association and contribute making Integra International “Your Global Advantage”.
You can view my speech in Tokyo at
Giuseppe Scibetta, was elected as Global Chairman of Integra International for the 2018-2019 term.
He will lead Integra International with an ambitious program of professional services for member firms and clients.
He is a founding partner of Pomara Scibetta & Partners, Milan Via Fratelli Gabba 1/a, which specializes in consulting services for civil, corporate, financial, tax and tax planning. He has fifty years of work experience in international tax consulting assisting clients in Italy and abroad, multinational groups and Italian and international companies, as well as performing the role of Auditor in national and international leading companies.
“I firmly believe that the success of Integra International is based on the strong level of cooperation between the members and the ability to create value for customers by offering a range of cross-border services,” declared Giuseppe Scibetta.
“Our Global Board has already agreed on an ambitious new development plan based on the intensive search for new partners and members in countries not yet covered by the Association but considered as emerging markets, as well as strengthening and completing of our presence and offering services in some areas where we are already present. The common goal is to offer to our clients a service to 360 degrees” explained Giuseppe Scibetta.
Integra International’s Global Board consisting of 10 auditing, accounting and tax consulting professionals internationally:
Giuseppe Scibetta (Pomara Scibetta & Partners, Milan, Italy),
Steve Austin (Swenson Advisors, LLP – San Diego – California – USA);
David Borg (Capstone Group – Swatar – Malta);
Don DeGrazia, (Gold Gerstein Group LLC – Philadelphia – Pennsylvania – USA);
Brian Hunter Vice Chairman (Fenner Melstrom & Dooling PLC – Detroit – Michigan – USA);
Britta Kötteritzsch, (CONSULTA Wagemann + Partner PartGmbH – Dusseldorf – Germany);
Mark Saunders (Wilder Coe Ltd – London – UK);
Franz Schweiger (BF Consulting Wirtschaftsprüfungs Gmbh – Vienna – Austria);
Steve Williams (HMWC CPAs & Business Advisors – Los Angeles – California – USA);
Doug White, (Glass Jacobson Financial Group – Washington DC – USA).
AAANZ’s Executive Committee
President, Brian Hunter, Fenner Melstrom & Dooling PLC
Vice President, Bill Sims, Salmon Sims Thomas & Associates
Budget & Finance, Carolina Perez de Aguinaga, Salgado Contadores S.C.
Immediate Past President, Steve Williams, HMWC CPAs & Business Advisors
Director – Steve Austin, Swenson Advisors, LLP
Director – Nestor Centeno Figueroa, Centeno Figueroa & Co CPA PSC
Director – Ted Chiba, Actus Tax Corporation
Director – Don DeGrazia Gold Gerstein Group LLC
Director – Greg Marino, Banks Group Pty Ltd
Director – Grant Gilmour, Gilmour Group, Chartered Professional Accountants, Inc.
Director – Doug White, Glass Jacobson Financial Group
Director – Annise Brokstein, Brokstein & Rosen CPAs LLP
Director , Les Adler, Kabat, Schertzer, De La Torre, Taraboulos & Co.
Director – Mark Fiato, Caras and Shulman, PC
Director – Gerrard Esposito, Leaf, Saltzman
EMEIA’s Executive Committee
President, Franz Schweiger, BF Consulting Wirtschaftsprüfungs Gmbh
Vice President, Mark Saunders, Wilder Coe LLP
Budget & Finance, Britta Kottëritzsch, CONSULTA Wagemann + Partner
Director – Ruben Almog, Freidkes & Co CPA
Director – Francesco Bellavista, Bellavista SA
Director – David Borg, Capstone Group
Director – Shashank Desai, Desai Saksena & Assoc
Director – Stefanie Feiste, Wagemann + Partner
Director – Päivi Husu, Administer Oy
Director – Giuseppe Scibetta, Pomara Scibetta & Partners
Director – Tito Scibetta Studio Sergio Scibetta
Director – Thorsten Stielow, Wagemann + Partner
Director – Jeroen Vanderlinden, Norgay bvba