EY appoints Julie Teigland to lead EMEIA region, including the Middle East

01 May 2019 Consultancy-me.com 3 min. read
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Global professional services firm Ernst & Young has a new leader for the Middle East, Europe, India and Africa: Germany, Switzerland and Austria Regional Managing Partner Julie Teigland.

Set to take the helm from the beginning of July, current Ernst & Young Germany, Switzerland and Austria (GSA) Regional Managing Partner Julie Teigland has been appointed as the next leader for the firm’s EMEIA geography, which in covering Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa is EY’s second largest by revenue behind the Americas – bringing in $13.9 billion during the firm’s last financial year.

Altogether, EY’s EMEIA operations span 98 countries with a workforce of more than 115,000, including more than 20 offices dotted throughout the Middle East.

Julie Teigland - EMEIA Regional Managing Partner, EY

“The combination of Julie’s leadership skills, management experience and achievements in driving business results will help take EY in EMEIA to even greater heights,” said Carmine Di Sibio, EY’s incoming Global Chairman and CEO.

Announced as current CEO Mark Weinberger’s replacement earlier this year, Di Sibio is in turn being replaced by current EY EMEIA Area Managing Partner Andy Baldwin, opening the way for Teigland to assume the role come July. A 17 year veteran of the firm across both its Assurance and Tax divisions, Teigland has amassed nearly three decades of professional consulting experience in total.

“Over her 17 years with EY, Julie has demonstrated uncompromised integrity, strong business acumen and an ability to manage high-performing teams,” said Weinberger, with Teigland credited with driving average year-on-year revenue growth across its GSA region of 9.4 percent. “I have every confidence that Julie and the strong EY people across EMEIA will continue to drive growth and transformation across the area.”

The new role will also see Teigland join the EY Global Executive, raising female representation in the organisation’s highest body to nearly a third, with Teigland also the first women elected to lead the EY’s EMEIA practice. In addition to serving as GSA regional managing partner, Teigland is also the firm’s global leader for its gender equality and advancement platform ‘Women. Fast forward’.

Recently, the platform celebrated the appointment of Masami Katakura as the new chair of EY Japan member firm Ernst & Young ShinNihon – the first female chair of any “major or mid-sized audit corporation” in the country. Fellow Big Four Deloitte meanwhile will in June welcome its first female global chair, Sharon Thorne, while Martine Ferland last month took the helm at the world’s largest human capital consultancy Mercer.

“It’s an honour to lead and work with EY teams across EMEIA, continuing to serve clients, addressing their biggest challenges and opportunities,” said Teigland, a US native who has lived in Germany for the past thirty years. “We have a wealth of experience in digital transformation, a strong ecosystem, and incredibly talented people. I am looking forward to the impact we can make in EMEIA.”