Photographic portrait of Paul Battista
‘We’ve been here before’ or ‘This time it’s different’ – your perspective on which of these two views you hold true about change in our world should inform absolutely everything you and your team does.

Paul Battista

EY Canada Financial Services Leader

Experienced change and transformation leader. Culture vulture. Committed to improving the lives of youth and the disadvantaged.

Paul leads the Financial Services practice in Canada, which focuses on delivering Advisory, Tax, Assurance and Transaction Advisory services to clients in the banking and capital markets, wealth and asset management and insurance subsectors across the country. He leads a team responsible for helping Canadian financial services clients improve both the effectiveness and efficiency of their businesses within a rapidly changing competitive and regulatory environment.

With over 25 years of professional experience, Paul has extensively led large complex business strategy and re-design initiatives including customer experience design, technology-enabled transformation and the revamp of governance, risk and compliance processes and systems. Prior to EY, he led the consulting business in Canada for a large global consulting, technology and outsourcing company.

He earned his B.A. (Honours) and M.Acc. degrees from the University of Waterloo.

How Paul is building a better working world

"Both world history and the present day teach us that a strong, vibrant economy – along with the many and significant societal benefits that such an economy carries with it – simply cannot exist without the foundation of a stable and resilient financial services sector. We know that a financial services sector without such qualities invariably leads to the rampant spread of corruption, economic inequality, stagnation and human misery.

We’re dedicated to continuously improving every aspect of the financial services landscape: from helping to enhance regulation and risk management to supporting our clients in delivering seamless customer experiences; from assisting market participants in strengthening their local and global competitiveness to advising on how to bolster corporate and board governance.

In this way, we proudly improve the businesses and value creation opportunities of our clients while simultaneously supporting a healthier, more financially empowered citizenry that are their customers."

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