The EY organization announces that 830 people have been promoted to partner across the globe, the largest ever cohort of new partners. Women and audit represent 34 percent and 26 percent of this year’s new partner class respectively, with the percentage of new women partners the highest ever. Similarly, emerging markets represent nearly a third of new partners, at 30 percent.
Carmine Di Sibio, EY Global Chairman and CEO, says: “The success of the EY organization is made possible by these diverse leaders and their promotion is the result of their dedication to their clients, teams and the EY purpose of building a better working world.”
On a geographical basis, EY member firms in the Americas area had the largest proportion of new partners, with 341 promotions (41%), followed by Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA), with 290 promotions (35%). New partners in EY member firms in the Asia-Pacific area totaled 199 (24%), which includes 45 from the Asean Region of which 42% are women.
By service line, Assurance accounted for the largest proportion of partner promotions with 270 (33%), of which 220 are within audit. It was followed by Consulting, with 205 (25%); Tax, with 189 (23%); and Strategy and Transactions, with 145 (17%). Additionally, there are 21 new partners in business support (2%). The new partners will officially begin their new roles in early July.
There are more than 300,000 EY people in more than 150 countries around the world.