EMEIA leadership and management
| Mark Otty |
Area Managing Partner
Mark was the Area Managing Partner for Northern Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (NEMIA) from July 2006 to June 2008. Mark is a South African and his career has spanned multiple disciplines and locations. Having joined EY as an audit trainee, he has held leadership roles and served clients in the fields of Corporate Finance, Tax and Business Advisory in South Africa, Canada and the UK.
| Seshni Samuel |
Seshni is responsible for ensuring EY retains its leading reputation as an employer of choice and that employees feel excited, proud and engaged to be part of this global organization. Seshni was most recently Africa Talent leader, having joined EY South Africa in 2005 where she was instrumental in setting up Africa's SAP implementation assurance business. She consults and advises on all Talent and Organization-related matters including large organizational change readiness, management and employee engagement. Her background in IT and SAP implementation enables her to tie-in easily HR innovation and process to practical and workable business solutions.
| Julie Teigland |
Her preceding role was EMEIA Strategic Growth Markets (SGM) Leader, where she launched several successful initiatives, including the "Passion to Win" program with Assurance and the EMEIA EOY (Entrepreneur Of The Year) Forum. Julie has significant experience in initial public offerings (IPOs) and other capital market transactions, as well as broad experience in accounting and auditing, financial reporting and regulatory matters. She is very active in the market serving major clients, including Siemens, Qiagen and Asklepios Kliniken.
| Andrew Embury |
Andy joined the firm in 2008 from IBM, where he was General Manager of Global Business Services for the UK, The Netherlands, the Middle East and South Africa, and before that Managing Partner of PwC Consulting in the UK. Prior to taking up his current role in November 2009 he led the EMEIA Cost Synergies Programme, part of the firm's EMEIA integration effort. He serves as Senior Advisory Partner on two of our large client accounts.
| Jean-Yves Jégourel |
Jean-Yves previously served as the Americas Vice Chair for Risk Management. Before that, he was the Assurance Professional Practice Leader in EMEIA, with responsibility for monitoring quality and risk management. Prior to that, he led Assurance and Advisory services for Ernst & Young France/Luxembourg, and was a member of the Executive Committee there. Jean-Yves is also the Global Client Service Partner for Vivendi and Air Liquide.
| York Zoellkau |
York was appointed EMEIA Tax Leader in January 2015 after serving as EMEIA Deputy Tax Leader since July 2013. Prior to serving on the EMEIA Tax leadership team, York was EY’s Tax Leader of the Germany, Switzerland, Austria Region and the Region’s Business Tax Services Leader. Since 2002 York has been the Global Tax Account Leader of a German DAX 30 company.
| Andrea Guerzoni |
Transaction Advisory Services
Andrea was previously the Mediterranean Region Transaction Advisory Services Managing Partner and also led a major business unit within Transaction Advisory Services globally. He has been with EY for nearly 20 years working in audit, corporate finance and transactions roles. Andrea played a key role in the major growth of the EY in the Mediterranean Region with a focus on client work with major accounts. He has worked with clients in the UK, US and in the Mediterranean region.
Regional Managing Partners
| Ajen Sita |
Ajen was previously the Assurance leader for Africa and Head of Audit, South Africa before that. Having joined the firm in 1993, he was made Partner in 1999 and Entrepreneurial Services leader in 2001.
| Jacek Kedzior |
Central and South Europe (CSE)
Jacek is a senior Tax professional and has been a client service partner for many years. He became CSE North Cluster Leader in September 2013, and before taking on the role as Polish CMP in January 2014, he was both Polish and CSE Tax and Law Leader. His clients include both top-end Polish accounts, such as PKN Orlen, Polish Oil & Gas Company, Lotos, PGE, Tauron and key multinationals, including Kraft, Vattenfall, HeilelbergCement and Apache.
| Joe Watt |
Commonwealth of Independent States
Joe was appointed Regional Managing Partner for the CIS in January 2014. Joe has worked extensively in numerous countries on some of the biggest clients in the world. Joe’s experience is based on auditing of clients in the industrial, consumer and retail sectors in Australia, Indonesia and Russia. In addition to practice management experience and regular client engagements, Joe has capital markets experience, extensive experience in initiating and managing quality and risk management initiatives, and alignment of the Firm’s Global and Area strategies.
| Jean-Pierre Letartre |
Algeria, France, Luxembourg, Monaco, Morocco and Tunisia (FraMaLux)
Jean-Pierre joined EY in 1985. In 1986, he created the Lille office and has headed up the French Strategic Growth Market practice since 1994, becoming a board Director of EY France in 2000 and of the SEE in 2005. He is a member of the MEDEF (French business association made up of the senior management of all top French firms). He also heads the Entrepreneur of the Year Award Programme in France and is co-founder of the French “Entrepreneur’s Day” Association.
| Andy Baldwin |
Financial Services Office (FSO)
Andy was previously AIBD leader for EMEIA FSO and has held a number of other leadership positions at EY. He has also worked at Cap Gemini and IBM Consulting. Andy is directly involved with many of our OCA accounts.
| Georg Graf Waldersee |
Germany, Switzerland and Austria (GSA)
Georg Graf Waldersee is Managing Partner of EY in Germany, Switzerland and Austria (GSA) and member of the Area Executive Committee of EY for Europe, Middle-East, India and Africa (EMEIA) since 2008. He was appointed Chairman of the Board of EY in Germany in 2011.
| Rajiv Memani |
Rajiv is a qualified Chartered Accountant with experience in Assurance, Tax and Corporate Finance. He established EY India's TAS practice in the late 1990s and, since 2002, EY India has been named by Bloomberg as M&A leader in India based on number of transactions. Rajiv is affiliated with a number of prominent business and industry associations, including the World Economic Forum’s New Asian Leaders.
| Donato Iacovone |
Donato joined the firm in 1984 as auditor in the Milan office, becoming Partner and Corporate Finance leader in 1996, and Partner in charge of the Public Sector in 1997. He led the Italian Business Advisory Services (BAS) practice from 2000 to 2005 before being named BAS leader of the former CWE Area from 2005 to 2008. Donato served as the Mediterranean Accounts & Business Development leader for two years prior to his recent appointment as Sub-Area Managing Partner. His industry experience includes extensive work in both power and utilities and government and public sectors and he is a member of the Italian C.P.A. Board and Associate of the Italian Institute of Chartered Accountants.
| Abdulaziz Al-Sowailim |
Middle East and North Africa (MENA)
For more than 20 years, Abdulaziz has provided assurance, tax and business advisory services to a range of private and public sector organisations in the financial services, energy, petrochemicals, manufacturing, trading and services sectors. He has long-standing relationships within the MENA business community and strong ties with the public and private sector in Saudi Arabia, the Sub-Area's largest market. Abdulaziz is Vice Chairman of the Saudi Accounting Association and a member of the Saudi Organisation of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He joined EY’s Riyadh office in 1986 and was appointed Country Managing Partner for Saudi Arabia in 2009.
| Erik Mamelund |
Erik rejoined EY in 2003, working with clients such as DNB, one of the largest Nordic banks, and the largest Norwegian private investor group Ferd. Previously he served as the leader of the Nordic IFRS Desk and was the auditor of Norway's two largest corporations - the energy company Statoil and the telecommunications operator company Telenor.