Press release

Felice Persico appointed EY’s Global Assurance Leader

London, 22 July 2013

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EY announced today that Felice Persico has become its Global Vice Chair for Assurance. Felice will lead a business of over 65,000 professionals worldwide, providing services that include: financial statement audit; fraud investigation and dispute services; financial accounting advisory services; and climate change and sustainability services.  

Felice was previously the Assurance Leader for EY’s Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA) business. He joined EY in 1986 and has served as Assurance COO for EMEIA as well as Assurance Leader for Italy and Continental Western Europe. Felice is the global lead audit Partner for several global Fortune 100 companies and also has extensive experience in assisting companies with capital market transactions, as well as in financial due diligence and valuation services.

Felice says: “The dynamic global business landscape is reshaping the financial and reporting environment, resulting in significant challenges for management, boards, audit committees and auditors. EY’s Global Assurance network enables our clients to provide accurate and consistent financial disclosure across international borders, as well as meeting expectations from those who use and rely on our services. As EY launches a new brand under a new CEO, I look forward to driving EY’s new global strategy for Assurance and supporting EY’s commitment to delivering uncompromising quality.” 

Mark Weinberger, Global Chairman and CEO of EY, says: “I am delighted to offer my congratulations to Felice on his appointment to his new, critically important role. Our Assurance practice remains the bedrock of what we do as an organization and underpins our duty to the public trust and the capital markets. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our outgoing Global Vice Chair for Assurance Christian Mouillon for all his hard work for our global Assurance service line over the last few years. Christian has been appointed as EY’s Global Risk Management Leader.”

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Notes to Editors

EY’s new logo is attached. Felice Persico’s photo is available. If you would like an interview please contact Daniel Cusworth in the EY Global Media Relations team on daniel.cusworth@uk.ey.com

Felice will now sit on EY’s Global Executive, the organization’s highest management body focused on strategy, execution and operations.

In 2012, EY’s Global Assurance business achieved revenues of almost US$11b in FY2012 – a rise of 3.4% on the previous year. For further information about EY’s Assurance services please consult the following link http://www.ey.com/GL/en/Services/Assurance

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