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Promotion Watch ’21: EY Admits 830 New Partners Worldwide

Big promotion announcement today at EY on the eve of its new fiscal year: the firm admitted its largest-ever new partner class:

The EY organization announces that 830 people have been promoted to partner across the globe, the largest ever cohort of new partners. Women and audit represent 34% and 26% of this year’s new partner class respectively, with the percentage of new women partners the highest ever. Similarly, emerging markets represent nearly a third of new partners, at 30%.

This latest class of EY rainmakers is 38% larger than last year’s new partner class, which had 600 promotees globally, 33% of whom were women.

Carmine sends his congratulations to you all:

“Congratulations to all new EY partners around the world for this exceptional achievement. Each one of them has reached this milestone under difficult circumstances, which is a testament to their leadership and commitment to EY values. The success of the EY organization is made possible by these diverse leaders and their promotion is the result of their dedication to their clients, teams and the EY purpose of building a better working world.”

Up until today’s announcement, the largest EY new partner class, to our knowledge, was in 2015 when 753 people were admitted to the partnership throughout the world.

Here’s a look at EY’s class of 2021 by the numbers:

  • 341: The number of new partners in the Americas, the most of any region, followed by 290 in EuropeMiddle EastIndia and Africa (EMEIA). 
  • 270: The number of new partners in assurance, the most of any service line, with 220 within audit. This was followed by 205 in consulting, 189 in tax, and 145 in strategy and transactions.
  • 34%: The number of new partners who are women.

We’re working on tracking down the names of the new EY Americas partners. If the list of names turns up somewhere in your inbox, let us know.