EY promotes 753 new partners worldwide

EY today announced the promotion of 753 of its people to partner, its largest increase since 2008 and a 12% increase over 2014. This year, EY added a record number of women to its ranks of partners, accounting for more than 30% of the promotions and an increase of 33% compared to 2014. Emerging markets were another area of growth, representing 33% of the promotions and an increase of 33% over 2014.

Mark Weinberger, Global Chairman & CEO, says:

“Today’s large-scale promotions reflect the caliber of the people coming through our organization, as well as our confidence in our growth and that of our clients.

“I am proud of the diversity – in gender and geography – of this year’s class. This is a powerful example of the investment we make to develop local and diverse teams. It also speaks to these partners’ ability to out-innovate and outperform. I extend my congratulations to our new partners, along with their families, and applaud their achievements.”

Nancy Altobello, EY’s Global Vice Chair, Talent, says: “EY is a major global employer, providing high-quality jobs that are backed by extensive training, coaching and development. Today’s new partners are leading examples of this and have achieved this significant distinction for their ability to deliver exceptional client service, build our business and develop the highest-performing teams. We look forward to their continued success at EY.”

The new global partner promotions are as follows:

Promotions by region







Europe, Middle East, India and Africa






By service line, Assurance continued to account for the largest number of partner promotions with 42% (315). It was followed by Tax with 24% (179), Advisory with 22% (167), and Transaction Advisory Services with 10% (78). Additionally, 2% (14) of promotions are within business support.

Female partner promotions are at an all-time high this year, at 232 (more than 30%), representing a 33% increase over 2014. EY also added more female partners in all geographies than last year, in line with its commitment to diversity.

Throughout financial year 2015, EY total headcount increased by more than 20,000 to 210,000 globally.

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