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4 Nov 2020 Dubai, AE

EY grows MENA partnership through 38 new executive appointments to Partner and Associate Partner

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  • EY announces the promotion of 600 new partners globally

EY announces the admission of 22 new partners to its leadership team across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, as well as the promotion of 16 executives to Associate Partners. They will continue to work in their service lines and industry sectors.

The newly appointed MENA partners and executives are based in EY offices in Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), joining the Consulting, Assurance, Strategy and Transactions, and Tax practices. They have started their roles as of 1 October 2020.

Abdulaziz Al-Sowailim, MENA Chairman and CEO, EY, says:

“These promotions at EY are a significant career milestone. Our new partners have demonstrated their commitment to EY values in the work that they do every day. I am incredibly proud to have them as part of our leadership team and fulfilling our purpose of building a better working world.”

“The COVID-19 pandemic has affected people, communities, and businesses everywhere, challenging the way we live and work. One of the important decisions we have taken as an organization this year is to continue to invest in the sustainability of our business. A critical component in driving long-term value for our people and clients is our commitment to invest in our future and a strong line of succession.”

600 new partner promotions announced worldwide 

EY announces that 600 people have been promoted to partner across the globe. It is a record year for gender diversity at the organization, with 35% of promotees being women. Additionally, 32% of newly promoted leadership executives are from emerging markets, up from 31% last year.

EY continues to be recognized on prestigious lists for its outstanding people culture. It remains the world’s most attractive professional services employer in Universum’s annual ‘World’s Most Attractive Employer’ ranking, and second overall behind Google. In the Middle East, EY was certified as a Great Place to Work® in both KSA and the UAE.  


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The MENA practice of EY has been operating in the region since 1923. For over 97 years, we have grown to over 7,500 people united across 21 offices and 16 countries, sharing the same values and an unwavering commitment to quality. As an organization, we continue to develop outstanding leaders who deliver exceptional services to our clients and who contribute to our communities. We are proud of our accomplishments over the years, reaffirming our position as the largest and most established professional services organization in the region.

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