EY announces largest new partner class ever, promotes 830 globally

02 July 2021 Consulting.us 1 min. read
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Big Four accounting and consulting firm EY has announced its largest new partner class ever, promoting 830 people globally, effective July 2021.

This year’s partner class represents a 38% increase over 2020, when 600 were promoted globally. The largest new partner class was previously in 2015, when 753 were promoted across EY’s global network.

The organization said the share of new women partners, at 34%, was the highest ever. Thirty-three percent of new partners in 2020 were women.

Emerging markets, meanwhile, represented approximately 30% of new EY partners.

“Congratulations to all new EY partners around the world for this exceptional achievement,” Carmine Di Sibio, EY global chairman and CEO, said. “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.”

EY announces largest new partner class ever, promotes 830 globally

The Americas region had 341 promotions (41%), followed by Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA) with 290 promotions (35%). There were 199 partner promotions (24%) in Asia-Pacific.

In terms of service line, assurance represented 270 promotions (33%), with 220 of those in audit. The consulting business had 205 promotions (25%), tax had 189 (23%), and strategy and transactions had 145 (17%). There were also 21 new partners named in business support (2%).

“I’m incredibly proud to celebrate the achievements of all 830 new EY partners around the world,” said Trent Henry, EY global vice chair – talent. “The EY organization is focused on developing the next generation of transformative leaders and empowering EY people to build the careers they want.”

EY’s global member firms together have over 300,000 people in more than 150 countries. The firm had approximately 3,800 partners as of 2020, according to Statista.