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Meet the Praxity Champions!

Praxity Champions

Talented individuals at MNP, Mazars and Plante Moran have been named 2016 Praxity Brand Champions.

Kelly Bernakevitch, Executive Vice President of MNP in Canada; Kariem Hoosain, Partner at Mazars in Cape Town, South Africa; and Julie Corrigan, Senior Manager at Plante Moran in Cleveland, USA, have been honoured for going the extra mile for Praxity Global Alliance.

Kelly and Kariem were each named Partner of the Year 2016 while Julie was named Non-Partner of the Year.


Kelly was praised by judges for exemplifying the collaborative spirit of Praxity and for being a catalyst in connecting organisations globally. The chair of Praxity’s North American Group since 2013, Kelly has also been involved in the Alliance’s Audit & Assurance and Global Energy & Mining Working Groups. He has assisted with, or presented at, many conferences and developed links between MNP and fellow Praxity participant firms, including William Buck in Australia.

Kariem, a Regional Monitor for Mazars in Africa, was heralded for going beyond simply connecting Praxity participant firms worldwide to enable them to share international expertise.  In his role as a central coordinator, he not only follows-up on service requests but also actively assists in the expansion of the Alliance across Africa, often going the extra mile to find service providers in countries in Africa where Praxity is not currently represented.

Praxity values

Julie was commended for being passionate about bringing participant firms to her clients, and for consistently demonstrating the Praxity values of collaboration, trust, credibility and seamless service to affiliates and their clients. A former chair of Praxity’s State and Local Tax (SALT) Working Group, she is an ongoing Executive Committee member of the SALT group.

Special mention goes to Stuart Eaglestone, Marketing Director at Rouse Partners in the UK, who was highly commended in the Non-Partner of the Year award for demonstrating his willingness to share best practices across the Alliance and to assist colleagues in other Praxity firms whenever asked.
The Partner of the Year awards were presented at the Praxity Global Conference in Gleneagles, Scotland, by Praxity Chair Hilton Saven.​

To view images from the Global Conference in Gleneagles please click on the link below.​​