The business implications of geopolitics
In times of unprecedented political and economic change, you need to understand how geopolitics impacts your business and how to best navigate this volatile global environment.
The EY Geostrategic Business Group (“GBG”) brings together 250,000 professionals in over 150 countries working with businesses in nearly every corner of the world. Our in-depth local experience and on-the-ground knowledge, coupled with our partnership with Teneo Intelligence, a political risk consultancy, positions EY as a global leader in helping businesses operate and thrive in our changing world.
In order to fully seize opportunity in our world, we believe in the following imperatives:
- It is essential to move beyond understanding geopolitical issues to translating them into implications for business, and companies need to be proactive to protect and grow their operational footprint.
- Local country experience and on-the-ground knowledge and insight is invaluable.
- A trusted business advisor should combine strategic advice with implementation and execution capability to operationalize strategic initiatives.
This forms the foundation of our approach as we work with organizations and institutions to navigate the geopolitical landscape, manage existing global operations, and identify new business opportunities.
How we help:
Providing global service offerings around three core areas
Teaming with Teneo Intelligence
To support EY’s geostrategic offerings, we are collaborating with Teneo Intelligence, the geopolitical risk division of the global advisory firm Teneo. Teneo Intelligence analyzes how political decision-making and events drive market outcomes and impact business.
Jon leads EY’s global geo-strategy efforts and serves as lead partner for several of the world’s largest private equity funds. In his 34 year career at EY, Jon has consulted with many multinational organizations and has significant experience in corporate governance, IPO readiness, M&A, and alternative asset investment.
Cherie has worked at the forefront of international development for many years. As Global Client Service Partner for The World Bank, Cherie consulted with local governments and private sector clients across emerging markets in Africa, India and the Middle East. In addition to government relationships, Cherie also brings significant experience in the life sciences and retail and consumer products sectors. She joined EY in 1998.
Senior Policy Advisor
Mary is a senior PhD political scientist with more than 20 years of experience in the private, public, and academic sectors. She is a specialist in foreign affairs, political economy, political risk, and governance with extensive international experience, including residential positions in Russia, the UAE, and Germany. Her career has spanned appointments at the RAND Corporation (Graduate Fellow), the US Department of State, various consultancies and Georgetown University.
International Location Advisory Services Global Leader
Marc has over 25 years of experience assessing the competitiveness and attractiveness of sectors, countries, cities and infrastructure, as well as advising multinationals in their global expansion strategies. Marc introduced EY’s Attractiveness Survey which brings together foreign direct investment data and insights from business leaders to identify investment trends and perceptions globally. He serves on the board of the Europe + Foundation and is a member of the European Executive Council.