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Strong teams, digital solutions and the development of our people are my key priorities. This is the only way we can continuously improve EY audit quality and offer high-quality assurance services.

Sven Hayn

Managing Partner Assurance Strategy | Ernst & Young GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft | Deutschland

Senior Assurance Leader. Passionate about enhancing audit quality and trust. Keen traveler. Photography enthusiast.

Sven is the EY Germany, Switzerland, Austria Managing Partner, Assurance Strategy. In his role, Sven is responsible for developing strategies to continuously increase audit quality and the delivery of assurance solutions with the help of automation and digitalization.

In 2020, Sven was appointed Head of the EY EMEIA Center for Board Matters. Together with his team, Sven supports board members, steers thought leadership discussions and develops insights and guidance on current corporate governance developments. In his leadership role, Sven steers EY’s Trust in Quality Initiative in Germany.

Sven is active in professional bodies and industry groups including the governing board and committees at the German Institute of Public Auditors, the IFRS Expert Committee of the Accounting Standards Committee of Germany, the Schmalenbach Society as well as IATA’s Industry Accounting Working Group of IATA. He is a well-known author and regular speaker at national and international conferences.

How Sven is building a better working world

“In my work, I aim to serve the public interest by forging new paths in the field of auditing that contribute to development of the audit of the future. Together with my team, I strive to develop data-driven processes for application in the audit execution, which help to understand and audit the impacts of EY clients’ financial transformation processes.

As a professor at the University of Hamburg, I lecture on international accounting and am actively involved in various collaborations with universities in Germany and abroad. In doing so, I contribute to the development of the next generation of auditors.”

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