Jay Persaud
In a world of constant change, business may grow increasingly complex, but fairness and reasonableness are timeless.

Jay Persaud

Ernst & Young LLP Global Client Service Partner

Senior partner at Ernst & Young LLP who helps create opportunities for growth through innovation and transformation. Strongly believes in personal growth by embracing change.

Areas of focus TMT Innovation Advisory

John leads the disruption readiness, cities and natural resources agenda as one of the Insights Directors for EYQ, a global EY think tank that convenes, creates and connects around the question: “what’s after what’s next?”

In a series of global roles over his nearly 20-year career at EY, his work at EYQ has been informed by extensive exploration of business issues and trends in VC, entrepreneurship, cleantech and energy. These include stints as Research Director for EY Global Venture Capital Advisory Group and for the organization’s Global Cleantech Center.

John has also worked as Program Director for EY Global Energy Reform and Unbundling solution, part of EY Global Power & Utilities sector.

John earned an MSc in European Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a BA in International Studies from American University.

How John is building a better working world
“At EYQ, I help clients and stakeholders understand disruption and seize the upsides as the pace and scale of change increase. I share insights on megatrends that will shape business and society in the years to come. A strong supporter of the education objectives of EY, I mentor underserved high school students on their college application process through EY College Mentoring for Access and Persistence (MAP) program.”

How Jay is building a better working world

“In a world of unprecedented disruption and complexity, I help transform challenges into opportunities. And as a trusted advisor to businesses, I try to lead by example.

As a global citizen who has lived and worked in major cities across the world, I have had firsthand experience of the tremendous value that change can bring. I make use of this experience and mindset and leverage my inclusive approach and innovative spirit to catalyze change with clients and teams. I empower them to think and act differently to ignite transformation in themselves, their teams and the world.”

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