Press release

2 Aug 2018 London, GB

Ryan Burke named EY Global Growth Markets Leader

EY today announces the appointment of Ryan Burke as the new EY Global Growth Markets Leader.

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  • New leader will continue to focus on delivering the EY Vision 2020 strategy

EY today announces the appointment of Ryan Burke as the new EY Global Growth Markets Leader. In his new role, Ryan will oversee all aspects of EY Growth Markets strategy and operations, including driving market awareness around the EY 7 Drivers of Growth, offering customized sector services for the middle market and building relationships with the growth companies of tomorrow. Ryan will also focus on further activating EY Growth Markets’ go-to-market pillars of entrepreneurship, start-ups, family business, IPO and strategic transactions.

Ryan brings extensive, proven experience in driving the Growth Markets agenda as the EY Global Growth Markets Leader for Strategy and Transactions (Strategy and Transactions) for many years. Previously, he was the EY Southwest (US) Regional Strategy and Transactions Consumer Products & Retail (CPR) Market Segment Leader.

Ryan has more than 24 years of experience across transactions and the CPR sector. He will retain his role as Strategy and Transactions Account Leader for several large EY clients as well as Global Client Service Partner for a number of middle-market EY clients.

Jay Nibbe, EY Global Vice Chair – Markets, says:

“Growth Markets is a hugely important focus area of activation for EY as we continue to focus on delivering our Vision 2020 strategy. Ryan moves into this role at a critical time as disruption continues to impact organizations of all sizes and challenge them to think differently about their route to accelerated growth. Ryan brings deep experience working with some of the world’s fastest-growing companies to execute their growth strategies, and I’m confident he will continue to drive the Growth Markets agenda forward to offer customized sector services for the middle market.”

Ryan Burke, EY Global Growth Markets Leader, says:

“The impact of globalization, legislative reform and technological advancement are changing how organizations plan for the future and redefine their business operations, supply chains and capital structures. Industry convergence is also high on the business agenda. Indeed, the latest EY Growth Barometer showed that demographic shifts, industry convergence and shifts in working patterns were the three top disruptive forces to organizations; however, organizations often struggle to address it through a coherent strategy. The fastest-growing organizations support their growth strategies by aligning their capabilities to help ensure sustainable growth while prioritizing their actions according to their growth ambitions. The EY 7 Drivers of Growth will be invaluable as EY clients look to achieve these ambitions while navigating disruption and fostering innovation across the organization. I look forward to working with CEOs and leadership to define their growth strategies and further expand the role that EY Growth Markets plays in contributing to the C-suite growth agenda.”

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About EY’s Growth Markets Network

EY’s worldwide Strategic Growth Markets Network is dedicated to serving the changing needs of high-growth companies. For more than 30 years, we’ve helped many of the world’s most dynamic and ambitious companies grow into market leaders. Whether working with international, mid-cap companies or early stage, venture-backed businesses, our professionals draw upon their extensive experience, insight and global resources to help your business succeed.


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Maya Vautier, EY Media Relations and Social Media Supervising Associate - Growth Markets/World Entrepreneur Of The Year

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