Esi Akinosho

Esi Akinosho

EY Global Advisory Internal Audit Leader

Global Leader in value-driven Internal Audit innovation, Passionate about diversity in business. Travel enthusiast. Avid mystery fiction reader. Wife. Mother.

Areas of focus Advisory
Office Houston, US

An accomplished risk executive of more than 25 years across various industries in the US, Europe and Africa, Esi is the EY Global Advisory Internal Audit Leader and sits on our Risk Executive Committee. She is responsible for driving innovation and growth to develop the forward strategy for our Internal Audit services globally.

Esi provides large global clients in the US with risk advisory services including: internal audit transformation, internal audit teaming/outsourcing; Internal controls/SOX 404 advisory, training and project management; enterprise risk management (ERM); and contract risk services.

During a secondment, Esi spent two years working with our risk services in Johannesburg, South Africa. She is a UK Chartered Accountant (ACA) with a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Accounting from the University of Reading, UK.

How Esi is building a better working world

“I help companies transform and/or run their Internal Audit (IA) functions to be innovative in protecting and driving value to their organizations. In today’s dynamic world of digital disruption, cyber threats, macroeconomic and geopolitical uncertainty and ever increasing regulations, IA functions need to be timely and flexible in their procedures, agile with resourcing and leverage technology to keep pace.

I help companies develop such IA functions, so they are well positioned to identify and monitor all current and emerging risks before issues arise.”  

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