Șerban Toader became Senior Partner at KPMG in Romania in October 2007. He has been with the company since 1996, joining after a period working in banking and marketing. Șerban represents a new generation of highly qualified and talented Romanian professionals, who have made swift progress climbing the career ladder. His colleagues consider that his rapid rise was the result of his acute business acumen, capacity to learn fast, extensive technical abilities and dedication. Șerban’s background is in Audit and he has a particular specialism in audits of major Romanian banks and other financial institutions.
As Senior Partner, he coordinates all of KPMG in Romania and Moldova’s Audit, Tax and Advisory services, leading a team of over 650 staff and Partners in a business with a turnover of over 30 millions of Euros. He has an overview of all engagements and focuses on deploying KPMG’s resources to serve client needs. He is responsible for developing KPMG’s business strategy. He is also a member of the KPMG Central and Eastern Europe Board, which oversees the work of KPMG practices in countries throughout the region.
Șerban has several prestigious academic qualifications, including an Executive MBA from Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees, Paris as well as diplomas from University of Edinburgh School of Management, London Business School and Harvard Business School.
“What is it like to be the Senior Partner at KPMG in Romania? It is a question I am often asked. Depending on the circumstances, I reply by saying that it is an honor and a privilege to lead more than 650 colleagues in the exciting and challenging environment that is today’s Romania; or that it is stimulating to deal with so many different clients from so many industries and locations; or that to work with governmental and commercial organizations is personally fulfilling. Or sometimes I just say ‘It’s a great feeling!’ because all of the above are true. I am fortunate that my professional career has developed in the Romania which followed the Revolution, a time of many challenges and hardships, but which bears many opportunities. Our practice reflects this: The average age of our staff, who are filled with enthusiasm and drive, is approximately 35.
But do not be concerned that we lack judgment or experience – just look at our track record. We are also a caring organization. Our Corporate Social Responsibility program is something I care passionately about. We must give back to society, to those less fortunate than we are. This is a value that runs throughout KPMG firms globally.
KPMG’s global network of member firms provide us with outstanding methodologies and processes to support us in our work. The KPMG network also brings a sense of being part of a global community. This is important. Perhaps more importantly, our local firm has a respected name within Romania and Moldova. We strive hard to maintain our image as one of integrity and honesty. This I also care passionately about.
We look forward to helping our clients meet their challenges, and making their objectives become reality.