- Pedro Pérez Iruela joins from Capgemini, where he was a Senior Vice President leading the firm’s financial services business in Spain.
EY Spain has appointed Pedro Pérez Iruela as its new Financial Services Managing Partner, effective 1 July 2022. Pedro will take over from Francisco Velasco, who has led the Financial Services business since 2019, and has reached his retirement age at EY.
Pedro joins the EY organization having served six years as a Senior Vice President at Capgemini, where he was Head of Financial Services in Spain, with responsibility for some of the firm’s largest banking and insurance clients. Prior to this role, Pedro spent 24 years at Accenture, where he led the Iberian banking practice. As a highly experienced leader and widely respected business adviser, Pedro is well placed to help deliver the next chapter of EY growth in Spain as it looks to increase investment in building tech, tax, strategy, audit and assurance capabilities. Pedro will also play a key role in the EY EMEIA Financial Services Leadership Team.
Commenting on Pedro’s appointment, Omar Ali, EY EMEIA Financial Services Leader, said: “It is with great pleasure that we will be welcoming Pedro to our Spanish firm to lead and build on the strength of the financial services business. Pedro has an impressive career history, having worked with many of the world’s leading financial services firms, and will bring a wealth of industry knowledge and experience to this pivotal role. With Pedro at the helm, the Spanish service will continue to achieve impactful growth across the region, as we invest in our high-performing EY teams and expand our offerings. I look forward to working together.”
EY financial services teams in Spain have experienced significant market demand for services in recent years and responded by investing and accelerating transformation across its service offerings. Pedro will lead a growing service with a headcount of over 1,000 people.
Commenting on his appointment, Pedro Pérez Iruela said: "It’s an honor to be asked to lead this outstanding team. Like many European markets, the Spanish financial services sector is operating in a challenging environment and undergoing enormous change and transformation. This presents both challenges and opportunities, and our job is to continue helping clients by supporting on short-term goals while retaining focus on delivering long-term value.”
Federico Linares, President of EY Spain said: “This appointment reflects the commitment the EY organization has to its financial services clients, and in Pedro we have found a strong, highly respected and skilled leader. EY clients are looking to us now more than ever to provide support through market uncertainty and change. Pedro’s appointment confirms the strength of the EY organization brand to attract top market talent and signals our intent to continue to invest and grow EY financial services headcount and capabilities.”
“I would also like to pay tribute to Francisco for his outstanding contribution to the growth of EY service in Spain. The combination of his experience, skill and the trust he has built with clients has been a core pillar to EY success to date.”
Pedro Pérez Iruela holds a degree in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Alcalá de Henares and an MBA (PDD) from IE University.
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