Maria T. Pinelli
Global Vice Chair – Strategic Growth Markets
Maria Pinelli is Global Vice Chair of Strategic Growth Markets for Ernst & Young Global. She oversees Ernst & Young’s business unit that is the world leader in advising, guiding and recognizing entrepreneurs and high-growth companies. She advises clients who are focused on accelerating growth and achieving market leadership.
Having more than 25 years of experience providing professional services to both private and public companies, Maria has led more than 20 IPOs in three continents.
Maria is truly passionate about supporting entrepreneurs and is heavily involved in creating a support network for such business enterprises and founded the Strategic Growth Forum which convenes high-growth companies to share insight and expertise of the market. She also supervises Ernst & Young’s renowned Entrepreneur Of The Year® program worldwide and founded Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ program in 2008, designed to accelerate the growth of high-potential female entrepreneurs.
Maria has briefed members of the G20 the World Economic Forum, the London Stock Exchange, the US Senate Banking Committee and the US Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as European Union and African governments, on the trends that are driving global activity in the IPO market, entrepreneurship and innovation, and economic growth.
She has also testified before a subcommittee of the US House Financial Services Committee about the key findings of Ernst & Young's annual Global IPO Trends Report. Maria has been quoted in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Financial Times, as well as news services such as Reuters and Dow Jones Newswires. She has appeared on CNBC, Bloomberg and other related television stations to discuss her viewpoint on the economic climate.
- Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA) – Institute of Chartered Accountants
- Vice Chair – Network For Teaching Entrepreneurs (NFTE)
- Member – World Economic Forum (WEF) Steering Committee
- Language proficiency – fluency in English, French and Italian