You can’t separate strategy from technology, data and humans. To bring strategy to life, companies need to invest in technology to scale and sustain transformational impact, with humans at the center.

Behnaz Saboonchi

EY-Parthenon Partner, Strategy and Transactions, Ernst & Young LLP

Corporate strategist. AI and digital supply chain executive. Advisory board member. Public speaker. BIPOC professional women mentor. Mother.

The best strategies are grounded in the best intelligence. As an EY-Parthenon partner, Behnaz harnesses the power of leading technology to bolster robust strategies with always-on intel and to drive business results.

She bridges vast professional and academic experience in strategy, artificial intelligence and digital with years of senior advisory roles across industries. Behnaz has a special focus on value chain strategy and deep knowledge using technology to create new value for large- and medium-sized organizations. Prior to joining the EY organization in 2021, Behnaz was a Chief Supply Chain Officer in the tech startup world, building bespoke, enterprise-grade AI apps across verticals. She has also served with several leading consulting firms across North America.

Behnaz is an engineer and holds a Doctorate in Applied Mathematics (Operations Research). An active proponent for gender equity, she has served as an advisory board member for various organizations.

How Behnaz is building a better working world

“By empowering organizations to anchor their strategies around data and prioritize human-centric approaches, we facilitate the resolution of intricate challenges. This approach not only fosters innovation and efficiency within the organizations but also generates positive ripple effects that extend to their wider community and ecosystem. In doing so, we contribute to a more informed, empathetic, and sustainable world, where decisions are made with a deep understanding of their far-reaching implications.”

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