Felice Persico

Global Vice Chair – Assurance

Felice leads the Global Assurance service line, with over 85,000 people worldwide. He drives large-scale transformation, focusing on the digital audit and growing non-audit services. He is evolving the practice to better meet the needs of clients, investors and regulators, with a focus on delivering relevance and quality to inspire confidence and trust, enabling a complex world to work.

With a wealth of experience, including serving leading technology companies in Silicon Valley, Felice provides a unique view on how technology can provide a transformational perspective for clients across all sectors.

Previous experience

Felice joined EY in 1986 and has served in a wide range of roles in both Europe and the US, including Assurance Leader for EMEIA, Assurance COO for EMEIA, Assurance Leader for Italy and the former Continental Western Europe Area, and Sector Leader for Technology and Communication.

In addition to auditing, he has experience of transaction support, IPOs, IFRS conversion and SEC filings. He has served as the Global Client Service Partner for several Global Fortune 500 companies.

During his three-year tenure as EMEIA Assurance leader and during the last four years as Global Assurance leader, Felice worked extensively with regulators across the world.

He also successfully established and scaled Assurance specialty practices, including Fraud Investigation and Dispute Services (FIDS), Financial Accounting Advisory Services (FAAS) and Climate Change and Sustainability Services (CCaSS), now successfully integrated into FAAS.


Felice is on the board of several foundations and contributes his time to various education and not-for-profit organizations.

Felice has a Master's Degree in Business Economics from the University of Turin School of Business, where he has also lectured on accounting and auditing. He is qualified and active as a US CPA and as an Italian Chartered Accountant (Dottore Commercialista and Revisore Contabile).