EY Announces 675 New Partners Worldwide

EY has announced that 675 of its professionals will become partners across the member firms of its organization, an increase of 33% compared to 2013 and the highest promotions to partner ever at EY. The overall headcount will grow to 190,000.

Mark Weinberger, global chairman and CEO, says, “Each of them has demonstrated great success in delivering exceptional client service, strengthening our business, building highest performing teams and helping play our role in building a better working world.”

New partner promotions globally were as follows: Americas, 295 (up from 240 in 2013, a 23% increase); EMEIA (Europe, Middle East, India and Africa), 237 (up from 162 in 2013, a 46% increase); Asia-Pacific, 115 (up from 80 in 2013, a 44% increase); and Japan, 28 (up from 27 in 2013, a 4% increase). “We continue to grow our teams in all regions and we are particularly pleased by the growth of our partner numbers across the emerging markets,” says Weinberger.

Across service lines, the largest volume of new partner numbers was in assurance at 37% (253) of all promotions, followed by tax with 27% (183), advisory with 24% (159), and transaction advisory services with 10% (64). There were 2% (16) of promotions within business support.

Women also feature prominently in the promotions, making up 26% of new partners. Two more women have been appointed to the global executive board, the firm’s most senior management body.

Weinberger says, “At EY we have long been champions of women in the workplace and the benefits of greater gender balance is proven.”