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Accounting News Roundup: Punit Rejen’s Journey; PwC’s Brand; Forward Industries’s CFO Drama | 02.19.15

How a refugee’s son from a small Indian town became Deloitte Global’s CEO [Quartz]
This is a great story. No joke. "In 1984, Renjen won a Rotary Foundation Scholarship that offered him a ticket to the US—and a place at Willamette University’s Atkinson Graduate School of Management. Till then, he had never travelled outside the country, or even flown on an airplane. 'I had this scholarship, two pairs of tight jeans and a couple of hundred extra dollars and I showed up in Oregon, and went to school there,' Renjen said. Renjen’s decision to attend the private liberal arts institution in Salem, Oregon was also partly influenced by family; he had an aunt who lived in the city, and that helped him transition into what would become a permanent move to the US."

PwC second most powerful global brand [Economia]
Lego is #1.

Forward Industries Settles CFO’s Discharge Suit [CFOJ]
James McKenna claims he was fired for whistleblowing. The company then tried to re-hire him. He turned them down and got $700k out of the settlement. Oh, and a proxy fight was going on during all this. 

Meanwhile, on Twitter, its the Lunar New Year:

Vanilla Ice Arrested, Charged in Burglary Near Reality Show Location [Variety]
Yo, VIP: "Ice — the stage name of Robert Van Winkle — was taken into custody Wednesday and is being charged with burglary and grand theft in connection with an incident that happened sometime within the past month, said Lantana police chief Sean Scheller. Numerous items of furniture, a pool heater, bicycles and more were stolen."