On the first day of its new fiscal year, EY gave the title of “partner” to 1,033 individuals throughout its global network—the largest new partner class in the Big Four firm’s history.
“Congratulations to all new EY partners for achieving this exceptional career milestone,” EY Global Chairman and CEO Carmine Di Sibio said in a press release on July 1. “Every one of these transformative leaders has brought EY values to life and their promotions are the result of their dedication to the EY purpose of building a better working world.”
This year’s crop of 1,033 new partners surpassed last year’s 830 as EY’s largest class ever.
The biggest group of new EY partners (423) is based in the firm’s Europe, Middle East, India, and Africa (EMEIA) region, followed by 398 in the Americas region and 212 in the Asia-Pacific area.
The line of service that received the biggest influx of new partners is assurance with 344, followed by 265 in consulting, 235 in tax, 171 in strategy and transactions, and 18 in business support.
EY mentioned that 32 percent of the 1,033 new partners are female, so approximately 330 women received this promotion.
There currently are more than 312,250 EY employees in more than 150 countries around the world.