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EY - Jon Shames

Jon Shames

EY Geostrategic Services Leader

Jon Shames leads the EY Geostrategic Services network, which is focused on providing highly integrated cross-border options in an increasingly complex and disruptive world. Under Jon’s guidance, the network’s professionals bring together political, policy and business intelligence to provide clients with innovative, actionable guidance on opportunities and risks in markets around the world.

Jon has more than 30 years of experience working with global companies. He has spent his career problem-solving with clients and has witnessed the increasing influence geopolitical issues play in individual boardroom decisions. Jon also has a strong background in the private equity sector and has worked with some of the largest global private equity funds. He recently served as EY Americas Private Equity Leader and was a member of the global private equity leadership team.

Jon obtained his BA in Economics from Colgate University and an MBA in Finance from New York University. He has also completed various EY-sponsored advanced management courses at Northwestern University, Harvard University and INSEAD.