Sherif Sakr is a partner in Deloitte’s US member firm and the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Deloitte LLP’s Business & Global Services (BGS) with responsibilities spanning bridging strategy and operations, monitoring strategy execution, optimizing capital allocation and overseeing day-to-day business operations. He serves as member of BGS Executive Committee and member of the US member firm’s Operating Committee. Sheri’s prior leadership roles included serving as COO of Deloitte & Touche LLP; deputy to Managing Partner Finance & Administration and CFO of Deloitte’s US firms; and CFO of Advisory business. In addition to his firm leadership responsibilities, Mr. Sakr also serves as the global lead client service partner where his responsibilities include overseeing the entire global relationship and bringing the breadth and depth of Deloitte to clients while overseeing service delivery and quality of execution across the relationship globally.
Mr. Sakr, who is a Certified Public Accountant, is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. He serves as the Chair of the Accounting Committee of the Loan Syndications and Trading Association (LSTA), member of the Accounting Committee of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) and member of the Accounting Committee of the Structured Finance Industry Group (SFIG) and member of the Harvard Business Review (HBR) Advisory Council. Mr. Sakr is an alum of the Partnership for New York City’s David Rockefeller Fellows Program. He is an author of several publications on topics related to global capital markets, structured transactions, securitization, consolidation, derivatives and hedging activities, fair value measurements, treasury operations and IPOs; he is a frequent speaker on these topics in front of national and international conferences.
Mr. Sakr is the Recipient of the President’s Volunteer Service Award from the President of the United States in recognition for his global volunteer activities while working with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) leading educational workshops on different topics related to global capital markets to local standard setters, exchange commissioners and central bankers in several emerging markets. Mr. Sakr is involved with different community initiatives in NYC Metro Area in addition to his active involvement with several domestic and global non-for-profit organizations particularly with focus on education; health; children and youth development; and women empowerment and growth.