BDO USA, LLP Appoints Eskander Yavar as National Managing Partner of Advisory Practice

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CHICAGO, FEBRUARY 14, 2023 − BDO USA, LLP, one of the nation’s leading accounting and advisory firms, announced the appointment of Eskander Yavar as National Managing Partner of Advisory. In this role, Yavar will oversee the continued development of the practice as a significant contributor to the firm’s growth and its ability to serve clients holistically. This appointment was effective on Oct. 13, 2022.

“Eskander is a leader who truly embodies BDO’s core purpose of helping people thrive every day by generating remarkable connectivity and collaboration between our people, our practices and our clients,” said Wayne Berson, CEO of BDO USA. “His dedication to his teams and solutions-orientated mindset inspires those working alongside him. Eskander has strengthened the Advisory practice by bringing in the best people and ideas, adding to the capabilities of our firm and driving valued outcomes for our clients. We’re excited to welcome Eskander to our executive leadership team and know he has the vision to lead this practice into the future at a time of incredible disruption and opportunity.”

Yavar was previously BDO’s national manufacturing leader and national leader of Management Advisory Services (MAS). In both roles, Yavar prioritized excellence and transformation in the firm’s client facing work. During his eight-year tenure as BDO’s MAS leader, Yavar grew revenue by over 3,000 percent by helping BDO’s clients build strategic resilience into their business models. To encourage professional development and exceptional client service, Yavar likewise drove an innovative approach internally, including by pioneering BDO’s Manufacturing Academy for the firm’s professionals. 

Yavar has been in the profession for more than 24 years. His breadth of experience includes the technical command associated with complex technology, supply chain, financial and operational performance improvements, and he has held leadership positions in the manufacturing, private equity and natural resources industries. Yavar’s high-touch approach has allowed him to form and operate highly effective cross-functional teams to develop and deliver client-centric solutions, including BDO’s Global Value Chain and IPO Readiness offerings.

“Throughout my time at BDO, I’ve seen how a one-firm mindset leads to a strong and sustainable business,” said Yavar. “We have a remarkable group of professionals who can take our work to the next level, and I’m proud to serve both them and our clients. Given our firm’s unique market position, the strength of our culture, and our overall agility, I’m excited for all that is on the horizon for our Advisory practice.”

Yavar reports to Berson and is based in Houston.

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