I’m passionate about belonging and, having been the first female Turkey service line leader, I know diversity is important for us to grow as a firm and build a better working world.

Dilek Çilingir Kostem

EY Global Assurance Talent Leader

Senior Assurance leader with more than 25 years of experience in Assurance and Consulting services. Passionate about diversity and inclusiveness.

In her role as EY Global Assurance Talent Leader, Dilek oversees talent strategy and implementation for all EY Assurance services around the world – more than 100,000 people in over 140 countries. She is focused on building tomorrow’s workforce to deliver the business priorities of NextWave: Assurance for FY21 and beyond. 

In addition, she leads Assurance services for EY’s member firm in Turkey, Güney Bağımsız Denetim ve SMMM AŞ.

Dilek previously established EY Forensic & Integrity Services in Southeast Europe, where she led a team of professionals across five countries.

Before her time in Turkey, Dilek spent eight years in Boston and New York City, US, where she worked in the Advisory practice at another Big Four professional services firm, with a varied portfolio of Fortune 500 clients and a diverse global team. 

How Dilek is building a better working world

“My ambition to build a better working world is through helping bring long-term value to clients and serving the public interest by delivering exceptional client service. I believe we can achieve this is by building a culture where all our people are inspired to become transformative leaders who bring value to clients, to EY teams and to themselves.”

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