Jay Persaud
Growth doesn’t happen in a vacuum. We need each other to seize the upside of disruption — harvesting the opportunities and experiences that come from change and risk.

Jay Persaud

EY Americas Vice Chair – Risk Management

A global citizen. An authentic leader in risk, compliance and business ethics. Passionate about teaming. Committed to adapting and innovating.

Jay leads EY’s Americas Risk Management, covering internal risk assessments, compliance, ethics, privacy and independence, as well enterprise risk management.

He is also a member of the Americas Operating Executive and US Executive Committee.

In nearly 30 years at EY, Jay has led many global accounts, has built several practices within EY and has held several leadership roles. In his current role, he uses his broad experiences and knowledge to help EY grow while identifying and managing existing and emerging risks.

Jay is a graduate of the University of Calgary and Harvard Business School. He is also a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada).

How Jay is building a better working world

“As a global citizen who has lived and worked throughout the world for five decades, I’ve experienced firsthand the tremendous value of change. Where some see risks and disruption and complexity, I see opportunity. I’m deeply passionate about creating opportunities for my teams and clients by serving as a trusted advocate for change.

“My life’s work is to bring an inclusive approach, innovative thinking, and a collaborative network together to challenge prevailing paradigms and catalyze change.

“I encourage my colleagues and clients that if they want to see their business, culture or community change and grow, they need to start with themselves.”

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