Karen Hochrein
Technological advances are progressing at tremendous speeds. Organizations have to think far ahead about the types of skills their future workforce demands.

Karen Hochrein

EY Global Assurance Talent Leader

Audit partner with more than 30 years of experience across a number of sectors. Passionate about using skills to develop others. Enjoying the increasing pace of change and new ways of working.

Areas of focus Assurance Purpose
Office Stuttgart, DE

In her role as EY Global Assurance Talent Leader, Karen oversees talent strategy and implementation for all EY Assurance services around the world – more than 85,000 people in over 140 countries focused on building tomorrow’s workforce.

Prior to joining the EY Global Assurance leadership team, Karen held various executive roles, including being a member of the German Leadership team and the EY EMEIA Executive.

Karen has also worked with multinational clients from various industries both as an auditor and in Advisory.

She holds a diploma in Business Administration from the University of Hamburg.

How Karen is building a better working world

“Working on strategic talent planning and the audit professional of the future, I am fortunate to be in a position where I can shape the careers of those who work with me personally and our client-serving teams all over the world.

The profession is changing rapidly, providing a unique opportunity for raising its attractiveness to a wider talent pool.

With new technology like data analytics and robotic process automation, most routine work will disappear in the next few years. At the same time, the audit may evolve beyond financial figures, giving our people the opportunity to gain deeper insights and to spend more time on the exciting aspects of an audit.”

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