Charlie is the EY MENA Financial Services Leader, responsible for the Financial Services sector clients across the region.
He joined EY in 1993 and became a partner in 2005. With more than 25 years of experience as an FS Strategy and Transactions professional for both corporates and PE firms, he has advised on IPOs, divestments, acquisitions and integrations.
Charlie previously led the EMEIA FS Sector Private Equity business, where he brought a strong focus on the coverage of the largest private equity accounts and value creation for their portfolio companies. He spent four years in Hong Kong leading the Asia-Pacific Financial Services practice for Strategy and Transactions across China, Oceania, ASEAN and Korea.
Charlie has BSc (Hons) in Geography from the University of Durham.
How Charlie is building a better working world
“The FS sector is a critical part of the global economy and a key part of everyone’s lives. Many of the projects I advise my clients on are around the many steps required to improve their customers’ experience and satisfaction through improved service levels and higher degrees of customization. These improvements are often enabled via technology led transformation and through the use of new technologies such as intelligent automation, AI, cloud, data and analytics, and teaming with FinTechs.
Regulators are also increasingly directing the Financial Services sector on key topics including sustainable finance, fairness, transparency and value for money. I am regularly involved in helping the clients understand what the regulator expects and how to operationalize that for themselves and their customers.”