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Jean-Michel Paillès

EY EMEIA Financial Services Strategy and Transactions Leader

Financial Services transactions advisor. Professional experience spanning decades and the globe. Passionate about diversity and inclusion. Driver of building talent. Father to four children.

Jean-Michel Pailles is EY EMEIA FSO Strategy and Transactions Leader (SaT). Focussed on Financial Services companies his team, comprising of transaction professionals operating across continents and countries, advises Financial Services companies on transformational deals from strategy through to execution.

Prior to this role Jean-Michel led the French FSO Strategy and Transaction (SaT) team, providing growth services and results.

For more than 20 years he has advised asset management and banking clients across the globe on many situations including valuation and transaction. His deep knowledge spans providing due diligence advice to both sell and buy side.

Jean-Michel graduated with a master’s degree in General Finance from Paris Dauphine University.

How Jean-Michel is building a better working world

“Me and my team are focussed on helping their clients to achieve long-term value. I believe that a healthy dialogue by a diverse team will result in better answers for EY people, EY clients and our communities. Because of this that I have made diversity and inclusiveness my no. 1 priority, especially with regard to gender balance.”

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