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Global Managing Partner – Business Enablement
Lou is responsible for EY global functions ensuring that that they are closely connected with the business. He oversees the strategy and its execution for all globalized functions including; finance, risk management, shared services, talent hubs and technology. Lou is a member of EY Global Executive. He also acts as a senior advisory partner to several major global clients.
Lou began his career in EY’s Assurance Services in 1981 before moving to Tax Services in 1986 and led the Canadian International Tax Services practice from 2000 to 2004. From 2004 until 2010, he was EY Canada's Managing Partner and a member of the EY Americas Executive Board. From 2010 to 2013, Lou was EY Asia-Pacific Area Managing Partner, leading 29,000 people across 22 countries.
Lou is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace and to making a difference in the community. While in Canada he was on the Board of both the Sunnybrook Hospital Foundation and Pathways to Education where he initiated EY Canada’s role with Pathway’s National Volunteer Program. Lou was also active in the United Way and Laurentian University campaigns.
Lou holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from Laurentian University. He earned his Chartered Accountant designation in 1983 and was honoured with a Fellow Chartered Accountant designation in 2006.