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In this transformative age, companies face a choice – manage geopolitics or be managed by them.

Jon Shames

EY Global Geostrategic Business Group Leader

Helping businesses understand the implications of geopolitics. EY lifer (35 years!) Washington Capitals fan. Competitive tennis player and bad golfer. Arts and travel lover. Father, husband and son.

Jon leads the EY Geostrategic Business Group, bringing together 270,000 EY professionals in over 150 countries with external experts across the globe to help businesses operate and thrive in a changing world. He and his team work with organizations to help them understand and navigate the business implications of the geopolitical landscape, help manage existing global operations and identify new opportunities. In addition, Jon serves as lead Partner for several of the world’s largest private equity funds.

During his 35-year tenure with EY, he has served some of the largest audit and PE clients and held a variety of leadership roles, including EY Americas Private Equity Leader.

Jon is an Associate Board Member at the Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts and is a CPA. He received a BA in in Economics from Colgate University and an MBA from New York University.

How Jon is building a better working world

“I get up every day with the goal of helping EY people and clients be more successful in achieving their goals. I love the communities I work in – whether geopolitics, PE or the broader business community – and feel each of them can make a difference in society. I also believe that EY is well positioned to gain great insight and perspective from the work it does with clients and from the unique diversity of its 270,000 professionals. We have the obligation to use this knowledge in building a better working world.”

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