James Deiotte, CPA, CMA, JD and MBA, two-time Cleveland State University College of Business alumnus (BBS Accounting in 1980 and MBA in 1984) and recently retired partner of EY. Jim has been an ambassador for EY throughout his career working closely with many of the largest companies in the world, a variety of U.S. governmental agencies and EY colleagues in over 50 countries. Jim most recently served as EY's Regional Tax Leader of Africa and was on EY's EMEIA and Global Tax Leadership teams. Jim was responsible for driving the localization of capabilities and independence of EY tax operations in Sub-Saharan Africa, spanning more than 30 countries.
He may be one of the most traveled alumni from Cleveland State University, having previously led EY's Central and Eastern European Compliance and Reporting practice.