EY is a world-class company with a history that extends back more than 130 years. We work not only to achieve success for our firm but also to build a better working world. Our focus spreads beyond professional services, supporting the development of worldwide business and education.
Bookkeeper Alwin Ernst and his brother Theodore start Ernst & Ernst, a small public accounting firm in Cleveland, USA.
Ernst & Ernst successfully completes its first client engagement.
Arthur Young and his brother Stanley form Arthur Young Company in Chicago, and they become the first partners.
Ernst & Ernst’s alliance with Whinney, Smith & Whinney makes it the fourth-largest accountancy firm in the world.
Arthur Young’s European offices merge with several large local European firms.
Arthur Young combines with Ernst & Whinney to create Ernst & Young. The number of employees reaches around 70,000 worldwide.
Ernst & Young combines with Andersen practices in 57 countries.
Ernst & Young updates its brand name to EY, and introduces our purpose: Building a better working world.
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Our structure is composed of the Executive and the regions. The Executive includes our global leadership, governance bodies and our four geographic areas. Working together they oversee our global strategy, brand, business planning, investments and priorities.
Our 28 regions are grouped under four geographic areas:
- Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA)
Over 231,000 EY employees all over the world serve various clients, among them global companies and non-governmental organizations. Our daily work is incredibly important not only for the companies themselves but also for entire industries and even countries.
Few companies can boast such a global influence and such a talented team. Our group is very diverse, and we perform together every day to reach our common goals.
EY became the first international professional services company to work in Russia and the CIS following the opening of our office in Moscow in 1989.
Today we have the largest network of offices in the CIS among global advisory companies: 4,500 employees work in 20 EY offices in eight countries, servicing over 5,000 clients throughout the CIS countries.
Our standards in Russia and the CIS are the same as our standards globally. Here you can develop a stellar career. Working with clients all over the world you can uncover your personal abilities and skills, grasping opportunities that were created especially for you.
Timeline of EY's history in Russia.
Opening of EY's office in Moscow. Our first assurance and tax projects.
Opening of EY's office in Saint-Petersburg.
Launch of the Corporate Finance practice. Personnel numbers reach 200 in Russia.
Start of the Law practice.
Staff numbers are up to 350. Ernst & Young combines with Andersen’s practices in Russia and the CIS. Total personnel rise to 930 as a result. Opening of EY offices in Novosibirsk and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.
Over 1,000 Moscow employees move to the new EY office at Sadovnicheskaya nab., d. 77. Staff numbers continue to grow, reaching 1,100 professionals.
New EY office in Yekaterinburg. 2007
New EY office in Togliatti. 2011
New EY offices in Kazan and Krasnodar. 2012
New EY office in Vladivostok. 2014
New EY office in Rostov-on-Don.
The World Entrepreneur Of The Year Award program was created by EY to recognize the accomplishments of entrepreneurs around the globe. It builds on EY's more than 29 years of success in running Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award programs in more than 60 countries. Each year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year country winners join together in Monaco to be inducted into the World Entrepreneur Of The Year Hall of Fame and vie for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year title.
We started the program to recognize the world’s most successful and innovative entrepreneurs. By identifying and recognizing the achievements of outstanding entrepreneurs within successful growing, dynamic businesses, we aim to encourage entrepreneurial activity around the world. We want to encourage people to think about what it takes to be an entrepreneur and how we can create an environment where innovation and creativity thrive. The Entrepreneur Of The Year and World Entrepreneur Of The Year programs are a natural extension of this commitment.
Over the past five years, more than 7,000 entrepreneurs have taken part globally. Among them are leaders of world-famous companies, more than half of which are included in the NASDAQ-100 Index. Past winners include Larry Page and Sergey Brin (Google), Michael Dell (Dell Inc.), Mikael Hed (Rovio, the maker of Angry Birds), and many others.
In 2016, Entrepreneur of the Year was held in Russia for the 13th time.
At EY we are especially focused on creating an equal and comfortable environment for each employee. For several years now, our company has been actively supporting a women's leadership program.
A special program was introduced in Russia called Entrepreneurial Winning Women. It not only includes an annual competition among women entrepreneurs, but also a series of educational workshops that are held at EY's Moscow office.
At the very heart of the contest is the popularization of entrepreneurship among women, as well as equal opportunities for their professional development and career growth. Participation gives you a unique opportunity: informational support, brand awareness, an expansion of your network of professional contacts, as well as motivation and inspiration for business development and your career.
The series of educational projects within the Entrepreneurial Winning Women program includes training sessions to improve your professional skills. Further, they give you the opportunity to gain expert advice and to learn more about the tools and resources available for leadership development and improving business performance.
Since 2006, EY has actively cooperated with the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum and is involved in its organization.
The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) is a unique platform that allows world leaders to discuss the most important issues of our time. The forum is attended annually by the heads of major Russian and international companies, the delegations of international organizations, state officials (executive and legislative) and regional leaders.
Since 2011 Alexander Ivlev, EY Managing Partner for Russia, has been a key member of the SPIEF Organizing Committee.
In 2016 EY took an active part in numerous SPIEF sessions. Short films made by EY were demonstrated over six sessions to briefly introduce discussion topics and key challenges across a number of issues: innovation in health care, the industrial revolution, reglobalization, profiling of Russia’s regions, national systems for export support, and banks versus digital platforms.