Sophia Azizian has over 22 years of experience in auditing financial statements prepared under Russian statutory (RAS), international (IFRS) and US GAAP financial reporting standards.
Her clients include major Russian and international companies in oil & gas, energy and other industries.
Sophia has a bachelor's degree in Commerce and Management from Victoria University of Wellington, with a major in Audit and Commercial Law. She is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales.
She has been leading the EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women Program, whose purpose is to support women's entrepreneurship and promote women in the business world, since 2013. Sofia is a passionate advocate of women’s leadership, speaking at forums, conferences and numerous business events.
How Sophia is building a better working world
“To promote women's entrepreneurship and advancement in business, it is vital to have a community for women to share experience and support each other. At EY, we have been working since 2013 to build this community through our Entrepreneurial Winning Women program, which brings together participants from across Russia. Its main purpose is to promote entrepreneurship among women, support successful women in business and bring them into the community to help develop leadership skills of women who are just at the start of their journey. The success of our winners proves that we are on the right path! We are determined to continue to maintain a high bar and develop the program for the benefit of the Russian business community and the economy as a whole.”