Powerful minds and collaboration makes for empowered innovation.

Frank Burkert

EY EMEIA R&D and Innovation Services Leader

Believer that innovation and collaboration is the only way forward for a better working world. Married and father of four. Passionate runner and skier. Frequent winner of “best dressed” at EY.

As the EY EMEIA Leader for Global R&D and Innovation Services, Frank is responsible for supporting and bringing together companies, academia and research institutes to deliver powerful innovation to improve the world we live in. Achieved through access to funding.

With over 19 years of experience, Frank is a trusted business advisor to many companies and institutes across EMEIA.

He received his Dip in Economics from the University of Essen in Germany, Dip in Business Administration in Essen and Sydney, Australia, and earned an LLM from the University of Strasbourg in France.

How Frank is building a better working world

“Innovation drives productivity, boosts growth and contributes to the well-being of communities worldwide. Those pursuing R&D and innovation projects should not consider financing a constraint to survive, but rather an opportunity to grow. I’m very proud we help bring innovators together and help them to be bold, and aim for big.”

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