Coen Boogaart emphasizes the importance that the EY organization takes its responsibility in the public sphere and acts to create a better working world. As Managing Partner of EY in the Netherlands, he is responsible for external communication, finance, markets, alignment with global functions including IT and procurement.
Coen studied Economics at the University of Groningen, where he also qualified as a chartered accountant. He has been with EY since 1985, including three years in the US and has been a Country Managing Partner since 2016. Coen has completed various leadership programs, including the International Directors Program at INSEAD and the Advanced Management Program at Harvard. He has held various leadership roles within EY, was chair of the Global Governance Council within EY for six years, and served as an auditor for leading banks. In addition to his work at EY, he is also a member of the Governance, Risk & Compliance advisory body of the Royal Netherlands Institute of Chartered Accountants (NBA).
"I never thought I'd work at EY for so long. But you know what I’ve discovered? No place else is as varied and challenging. We have such a great corporate culture, with inspiring, intelligent people. There’s real meaning behind our motto: ‘People are the face of EY'. I'm extremely proud of that.”
How Coen is building a better working world
"There’s one thing we must never never lose sight of: as professionals, first and foremost we have a responsibility to society, regardless of whether we are auditors, tax specialists, or advisors. The challenge is to move with the changes in society and to identify the right responses. We have been able to do this for over 135 years, and that remains our principal focus. Now and in the future."