EY Authors

Uwe Michael MuellerUwe Michael Mueller
EMEIA Performance Improvement Leader, EY
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Uwe has 30 years’ IT industry experience, joining EY in 2012 as the Information Technology Advisory Leader for Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA). His role is EMEIA Advisory Performance Improvement Leader and, while being based in Munich, travels the globe sharing his knowledge and consulting in business and IT strategy, business transformation and customer relationship management. He spent his university years in Hamburg, Ann Arbor and St. Gallen. Uwe is the Executive sponsor of EY’s CIO Program. The CIO Program aims at peer to peer networking and addresses the personal interest of CIOs as they seek to develop themselves, their teams, their functions and their careers.


Berry DiepeveenBerry Diepeveen,  Partner, IT Advisory Leader for Africa,
Ernst & Young, South Africa
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Following the successful acquisition of his company by EY, Berry is now a Partner in the EY Johannesburg office running the IT Advisory business for Africa. Berry has well over 10 years’ experience in Enterprise Performance Management, Business Intelligence and (Unstructured) Data Analytics.

 


Adlai GoldbergAdlai Goldberg, Partner, Ernst & Young, Switzerland
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Adlai Goldberg is a Swiss Advisory Partner, focused on key international consumer products and pharmaceutical sector accounts, with more than 24 years of media, communications and consulting experience. He launched and now manages EY’s global Social Media Analytics Center of Excellence, based from Zurich Switzerland. The CoE researches and reports on different key strategic client questions through our social media analytics hub, ranging from competitive intelligence, risk analysis, customer experience, benchmarking and more.


Laurence BuchananLaurence Buchanan
Partner, Ernst & Young LLP
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Laurence is a Partner within EY’s Advisory business and leads Digital for the EMEIA region. He works with clients across the region to help them understand the opportunities and threats posed by digital and how organizations can build a customer-centric vision, strategy and operating model.


Craig GlindemannCraig Glindemann
Partner, Ernst & Young, Australia
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Craig is a Partner in EY’s Advisory practice and leads the ‘Major Program Transformation’ capability across EMEIA, and is one of the authors of EY’s business transformation methodology. Craig has been helping clients deliver their IT-enabled business transformation programs for the past 18 years and leads the EMEIA Major Programmes centre of excellence.


David NicholsDavid Nichols
EY Americas Advisory Innovation & Alliances Leader
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David is an EY Americas Advisory Innovation & Alliances Leader. He is the Inorganic Growth Leader, focused on driving new growth opportunities in Advisory through Acquisitions, Innovation, and Alliances with key external companies. David previously served as Ernst & Young’s Digital Transformation Leader, across the America’s, where he helps clients adopt digital solutions into all aspects of their business strategy, operations, and workforce.


Keith StrierKeith Strier
Principal, Ernst & Young LLP
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Keith is a Principal in EY’s Strategy practice, chiefly focused on Innovation & Digital Enterprise projects. He helps clients across industries understand how technology and innovation leadership has changed in the digital age, harnessing mega-trends that are reshaping human communications and engagement with data, media, workflows and connected devices.


Mick AdamsMick Adams, Executive Director, Ernst & Young LLP
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Mick is the Chief Business architect for EY’s EMEIA Centre of Excellence (Major Programme Transformation/IT Transformation) and has worked over a number of industries including work in public sector tax. Mick has over 20 years delivery expertise in program design and architecture and is one of only six people in the world to hold the Open Group CA Distinguished Profession Leader certification.


Norman LonerganNorman Lonergan
Global Vice Chair – Advisory, EY
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Norman leads our global Advisory practice which brings together more than 33,000 professionals in one of the broadest global advisory networks of any professional organization. Our Advisory teams work with leading global businesses to help them transform their business performance, whilst also managing risk and monitoring improvements so they can sustain their performance over time.


James PhillippeJames Phillippe
Principal, Ernst & Young LLP
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James leads Ernst & Young’s Cyber Threat Management (CTM) team in the US, including the Advanced Security Center (ASC) resources based in Houston. This cutting-edge team provides threat intelligence, security monitoring, incident response, and vulnerability identification services for EY clients. In this role James is responsible for all aspects of CTM including people, quality, growth, and operations.


Gary DeloozeGary Delooze
Executive Director, Ernst & Young LLP
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Gary leads EY’s Financial Services CIO advisory practice in the UK, where he is driving change in the IT function in both large and small financial services clients, including a number of challenger banks and startups. This includes the development of IT strategies and Enterprise Architectures, IT operating models, new approaches to IT cost optimization and financial management, and increasing IT effectiveness.


Nikhil LeleNikhil Lele
Principal, Ernst & Young LLP
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Nikhil is a Principal in EY’s Financial Services Office, and is the leader of the FS Strategy & Architecture practice in the US. He has a proven track record of effectively collaborating with executive management teams to drive a wide array of strategy formulation, operating model transformation, technology blueprint and roadmap, and performance improvement initiatives that yield measurable and sustainable operating results.


Daniel HigginsDaniel Higgins
Global Technology Consulting Leader, Ernst & Young LLP

Dan currently serves in three major roles for EY: First, as EY’s Global Client Service Partner for BNY Mellon. In this capacity, he is accountable for all the services that EY provides to BNY Mellon globally. He is personally involved in many projects to ensure that high standards and expectations are met and the right resources are brought to bear to deliver on critically important initiatives. Second, he is the chair of the Americas Alliance Review Committee (ARC) focused on accelerating the activation of our strategic alliances across all Service Lines. Lastly, Dan is the global sponsor for EY’s alliance with SAS, a leading provider of advanced analytics software. In this capacity, he is responsible for activation of the alliance globally and across all sectors.


Craig StanleyCraig Stanley, Principal, Ernst & Young LLP
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Craig Stanley leads the Financial Services IT Advisory service line in the Americas. His practice responsibilities include: solutions design and delivery, technology strategy and architecture, cyber security, alliances and program management. He has 27 years of experience serving clients across the major segments of the financial services industry, including banking, capital markets, insurance and asset management.


Michael McDaidMichael McDaid
Partner, Ernst & Young LLP
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Michael leads the Life Science sector for many of EY’s premier clients. He focuses on business process, technology and supply chain process improvement initiatives. He joined EY early in 2011 with SAP consulting experience from IBM, PwC and PW, along with industry experience at Becton Dickinson where he was the VP of Operations running the supply chain.


Fiona CapstickFiona Capstick
Executive Director, Ernst & Young LLP

Fiona has many years of experience in the Technology Industry. Prior to EY she worked at IBM, delivering transformative solutions, reducing cost and improving the system reliability.
Fiona joined EY to work with the IT Advisory team to deliver large programmes particularly within the CIO agenda.


Brian ThornBrian Thorn
Global SAP Co-Innovation Leader, EY

linkedinBrian Thorn is EY’s Global SAP Co-Innovation Leader, in this role he works closely with senior leadership across the firm and with counterparts from SAP to understand how EY Intellectual Capital could be leveraged and brought to market in the form of co-innovation offerings residing on SAP Platforms.


Austin WidmoreAustin Widmore
Executive Director, Ernst & Young LLP

Austin is an Executive Director in EY’s Advisory practice and works in our ‘Major Program Transformation’ capability across EMEIA. He has 26 years consulting and general management experience across the public and private sector in EMEIA, Asia Pacific and the Americas with a focus on Consumer Products. Austin has over 20 years of SAP implementation, architecture and strategy spanning all aspects of the portfolio including HANA, cloud and mobile.


Lisa KhoreyLisa Khorey
Executive Director, Ernst & Young LLP
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Lisa is an Executive Director in EY’s Health Care Advisory Services practice, specializing in Analytics. Lisa has held a variety of leadership positions in a large integrated delivery and financing academic medical center providing technology services across a career spanning 25 years, with a particular focus on integration, process, and transformation projects. Most recently she spearheaded and managed UPMC’s $100M ground breaking Enterprise Analytics Program.


Scott SchlesingerScott Schlesinger
Principal, Ernst & Young LLP
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Scott Schlesinger is a Principal within EY’s National IT Advisory Practice, and serves as EY’s Americas Leader for Business Intelligence and Information Management. He is a recognized thought leader, speaker, and author on Business Intelligence, Advanced Analytics (specifically Mobile Analytics, Big Data, Predictive Analytics, Predictive Asset Maintenance, Data Privacy, etc.) and Cloud based Business Intelligence having delivered dozens presentations, written several published articles, and made contributions to articles in several industry publications.


Stefano CiminelliStefano Ciminelli
Executive Director, E&Y TSRS CVBA
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Stefano is a seasoned IT and Information Security professional, with more than 15 years experience in Information Security (both technical and managerial). He studied Economics in Milano and then his career took off in several international roles, always related to InfoSec. He qualified for several InfoSec industry certifications throughout his career.


Dave ThomaeDave Thomae
Executive Director,  Ernst & Young LLP
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David is Ernst & Young’s Global leader for Program Assurance and Program Risk Management. He is recognized in industry for successfully running mission critical programs, performing predictive quantitative risk assessments, plus advising clients on recovery for complex initiatives. His in-depth knowledge of program management, governance design, and operations comes from over 30 years of industry experience leading large complex projects, running systems development organizations and as a former CIO.


 
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Chris Mazzei
Partner, Ernst & Young LLP, Global Chief Analytics Officer and Emerging Technology Leader
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Chris leads a Global Center of Excellence (COE) focused on driving the service lines to embed analytics into all our core offerings as well as build discrete analytics services. The COE is responsible for selected areas that would benefit most from cross service line collaboration. Prior to his current position, Chris served a diverse client portfolio in EY’s Advisory practice. He focused on providing strategic and financial decision support to help senior management link key decisions to their financial implications.


Ken MartinKen Martin
Executive Director, Ernst & Young LLP
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Ken Martin is the leader of the Global Executive Office for EY’s Transformation-spectrum leading with Purpose. Ken has 28 years of experience helping global organizations improve their business performance in technology, business process, sales & operations and knowledge management. Ken is directly engaged in EY’s Purpose-led Transformation to ‘Build a better working world’ for over two years.


Mike KanazawaMike Kanazawa
Partner/Principal, Advisory, PI
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Mike is an Americas Enterprise Innovation Leader. He leads a team of strategy, design and digital practitioners who work collaboratively with clients on strategic growth, experience innovation, new product and business model innovation, disruptive technology innovation and related topics.


Kristen VennumKristen Vennum
Principal, Ernst & Young LLP
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Kristen helps companies achieve profitable growth through business transformation efforts focused on acquiring, developing and retaining customer relationships. Kristen has extensive experience in customer strategy development, customer experience design and execution, customer-focused process improvement and people and organizational change components that support successful business transformation outcomes.


Woody DriggsWoody Driggs
Americas Advisory Digital Leader, Ernst & Young LLP
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To better meet the needs of clients globally and help them succeed in the competitive experience space, Woody is focused on extending and deepening the knowledge and capabilities of EY’s Customer professionals worldwide. This diverse team and network of partners allows the Customer network to bring a 360-degree view of the customer to every project. As a result, our professionals have been invited to work with the world’s leading brands to help them continue building trust-based relationships with customers.


Robert RümmlerRobert Rümmler
Senior Manager, Ernst & Young, Switzerland
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Robert Rümmler is a senior manager with Ernst & Young in Zurich, where he works within the IT Advisory practice for EMEIA Financial Services Organization (FSO). Robert has extensive professional experience in the wealth management space where he supports leading wealth managers in delivering holistic and pragmatic solutions across the regulatory, business and technology domains.


Aloha McBrideAloha McBride
Partner, Ernst & Young LLP
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Aloha leads EY’s Federal Health practice and has over 20 years of consulting experience in both the commercial and federal sectors, with extensive experience launching and evolving new organizations. She supports Federal Health in delivering strategic planning, program and change management, business process improvement, performance measurement, operational and financial excellence, internal controls, and enterprise risk management services.


Gilberto LozanoGilberto Lozano
Partner,  Ernst & Young, Mexico
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Gilbert is the Advisory & Strategy Leader in the Performance Improvement practice in Mexico and has over 12 years of experience in Management Consulting in several disciplines, including Corporate Strategy, Value Analytics, Growth and Innovation, and Enterprise Transformation. His knowledge of the Mexican industries is broad and insightful, offering a unique perspective of different industries, especially the Government and Public Services sector, as well as the Pharmaceutical, Consumer, Retail, Real Estate, Tourism, and Financial Services industries.


Sean HarapkoSean Harapko
Principal – Ernst & Young LLP
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Sean is the Global Media & Entertainment Supply Chain leader and has more than 22 years of experience in Procurement, PMO, IT, Shared Services and Business Process Outsourcing, both as a consultant and as an operating executive. He is known for driving significant benefits and cost reduction through major transformation programs.


David TownshendDavid Townshend, Ernst & Young GmbH
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David is the Power & Utilities – Global Customer Billing & Transformation lead at EY. Over the past 17 years, David Townshend has worked with utilities in nine countries: Australia, Belgium, China, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Singapore, South Africa and the UK. His career with utilities had an adrenalin-charged start in the late 1990s, when he worked on a client project that — for unavoidable reasons — went live with a non-production release of ERP software. David enjoys working on large-scale transformation projects and seeing them through implementation.


Shashi SharmaShashi Sharma
Director, Ernst & Young LLP
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Shashi Sharma is a director in EY’s Advisory practice with over 22 years of experience in consulting, general management and operations across different industry sectors. He currently works in EY’s Major Program Transformation and Solution Enablement capabilities across EMEIA. Shashi is one of the world’s first certified HANA experts. He is also a SAP BW and HANA trainer, and a regular speaker at SAP Events.


Yan JinYan Jin
Manager, Ernst & Young LLP
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Yan Jin is a manager in the Advisory Services – Performance Improvement practice of EY. Yan is a versatile supply chain management professional with over 10 years’ experience in diverse international business environments. She has assisted clients with improving operational efficiency and risk controls through application of strategy, operating model design, process optimization and technology enablement in various industries, such as power and utilities, pharmaceutical, retail, oil and gas, manufacturing, and consumer packaged goods.

Hyong KimHyong Y. Kim
Partner,Ernst & Young LLP
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Hyong is a principal within EY’s Financial Services Advisory practice and leads the Global FS Data and Analytics practice.He has over 22 years of experience in enterprise information management and analytics solutions within the financial services industry across banking, capital markets and insurance. This experience includes project and program planning and management, strategy formulation, solutions architecture development, road map creation and implementation delivery across finance, risk, compliance, operations, marketing, and sales and service functions.


Yang ShimYang Shim
Yang Shim, Principal, Ernst & Young LLP
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Yang Shim is a principal within EY’s Financial Services Office (FSO) where he leads the Data and Analytics Advisory practice for the FSO in US. Yang has over 19 years of experience in delivering engagements that span strategy to solutions implementation for a variety of financial services, global telecommunications, retail, manufacturing and Government contractor clients. This experience includes IT strategy, solution architecture development, data management, business intelligence, transformation road map development, enterprise program planning and management, and systems integration delivery.


Sakshi TrikhaSakshi Trikha
Associate Director, Ernst & Young, India GSS CS&A
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Sakshi Trikha is an associate director in Global Markets – EY Knowledge. Sakshi provides insights on upcoming trends in the media and entertainment industry and imperatives to succeed in the era of digital disruption. She authors EY thought leadership reports and white papers to help EY differentiate itself in the marketplace. She also works with EY’s M&E account leaders account leaders to share industry and company insights.


Bala BalakrishnanBala Balakrishnan
Principal, Ernst & Young
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Bala is a principal with EY’s Advisory group and serves as Global leader for Cable and Satellite Sector, Ernst & Young LLP. Bala has assisted several telecom and cable companies with the definition and implementation of strategic initiatives, including enterprise and go-to-market strategy, sales and marketing transformation, channel strategy, sales effectiveness, analytics-driven optimization, product profitability, finance transformation and cost reduction initiatives. Bala has a MBA in International Business and a Masters in Telecommunications and Networking.


Aleksander PoniewierskiDr. Aleksander Poniewierski, IoT Leader, EY Poland
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Dr. Aleksander Poniewierski is a partner and leads the OT practice out of the EMEIA Advisory Center for IoT. He graduated from Upper Silesian University, PhD in Economics from Poznań University of Economics. He has participated in many prestigious programs organized by Harvard Business School and Carnegie Mellon University. Special area of Aleksander’s interest is cyber security and critical infrastructure. He has vast experience and knowledge in strategy development, execution and business modelling in technology intensive organizations (IT/OT convergence). He also specializes in risk management and security improvement transformations of large scale organizations as well as operational management of business critical, technology infrastructure working in non-stop (24 x 7) regime. Since 2008, Aleksander has been successfully building and leading the OT/IoT Advisory Services Center — the EY team of industrial control system professionals with a major focus on linking strategy, OT/IT secure integration as well as advanced analytical IoT methods.


Sagi LeizerovSagi Leizerov
Executive Director, Ernst & Young LLP
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Sagi Leizerov leads the EY’s Privacy practice, providing the organization’s clients with pri-vacy assurance and advisory services. Sagi has over 20 years of experience in privacy, data protection, security, and crisis management. He has extensive experience working with both the public and private sectors and has served clients in various industries including healthcare, financial, pharmaceuticals, automotive, online, computer, and human resources. Sagi holds a BA from the University of Maryland in Behavioral Sciences, an MBA with a marketing concentration from Johns Hopkins University, and a Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University.


Rob HolstonRob Holston, Partner, Ernst & Young LLP
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Rob Holston is EY’s Global Lead Partner on Advanced Analytics for Consumer Products & Retail clients. Based in Miami, Florida, Rob has been helping companies to transform their sales, marketing and commercial performance for over 20 years. “To reignite growth, you’ve go to manage the human element of analytics,” he says.


Scott GelberScott Gelber
EMEIA Cybersecurity Leader, Ernst & Young LLP
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Scott Gelber is a Partner in the EMEIA Advisory Center and the EMEIA Cybersecurity Leader at EY. He has over 15 years of experience in IT and Information Security operations. Scott has worked in private sector, nonprofit, and education institutions in a variety of positions and industries with varying levels of responsibilities. His roles have included many aspects of creating strategic planning, architecture, and technical implementation.


Amy BurkeAmy Burke
Principal, Ernst & Young LLP
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Amy Burke is a Principal in the Advisory Services practice of EY. She has over 20 years of experience in Supply Chain between consulting and industry roles in both direct and indirect procurement. She has assisted clients with the definition and execution of transformational initiatives across all aspects of the procurement function including operating models, business process improvement, supplier relationship management, supply chain risk management, spend and performance management, and technology enablement across a variety of technology solutions.


Jeff LewisJeff Lewis
Senior Manager, Ernst & Young LLP
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Jeff Lewis is a Senior Manager in the Advisory Services practice of EY. He has over 15 years of experience in supply chain and business consulting roles helping organizations transform their supply chain procurement function through process and technology initiatives. Prior to EY, Jeff was a Management Consultant at Accenture, a Management Consultant at IBM and a Supply Chain Planner at GE Aircraft Engines.


Cornelius AngerCornelius Anger
Partner, Power & Utilities Customer Leader, Ernst & Young GmbH
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Cornelius Anger is a partner of EY and EY’s EMEIA Advisory Center focusing on strategic and transformational topics in marketing, sales and service in the power and utilities sector as well as the technology and telecommunications industry.He has 15 years of top management consulting experience, working with AT Kearney and The Boston Consulting Group before joining EY’s Stuttgart office in Germany. Cornelius has led numerous transformation and go-to-market projects supporting leading power and technology companies worldwide.


Martin WeisMartin Weis, Senior Manager, Ernst & Young, Switzerland

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Martin Weis is a member of the Advisory Practice within EY with more than 15 years of experience in business transformation projects on a global level. He is our EMEIA champion for Advisory in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and on the Global Business Services (GBS) innovation leadership team which includes EY’s Captive Shared Services, Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and Build Operate Transfer (BOT) offerings. Martin has worked for clients across multiple industries including life sciences, consumer products, distribution, industrial products, oil and gas and manufacturing within the Fortune 500.


Markus HeinenMarkus Heinen, Partner,
EMEIA SAP Leader, Ernst & Young GmbH
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Markus Heinen has over 20 years’ extensive experience in strategy and innovation, business performance management, risk and performance enabled related advisory services. He has also published several articles and has been a frequent speaker of numerous international conferences and universities on various business management related topics. Markus has a strong academic and client network of innovation and technology experts in Germany.


Imran GulamhuseinwalaImran Gulamhuseinwala
Partner, Ernst & Young LLP
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Imran is the global head of FinTech for EY, as well as the lead partner of the EY’s Financial Services Corporate Finance Strategy practice. He started the EY FinTech Adoption Index, sits on the steering committee of the UK’s Open Banking Working Group and recently led a global FinTech benchmarking report for HM Treasury. He has almost 20 years of experience in financial services including with Oliver Wyman, Bridgepoint and Resolution. Imran is also a co-founder of FinTech 50 firm Commuter Club.


Michael YadgarMichael Yadgar
Partner, Americas SAP Leader, Ernst & Young LLP
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Michael Yadgar serves as EY’s partner and Americas SAP leader. He is a consulting and systems integration executive, with 20 years of experience in client delivery and practice management. He is consistently engaged in EY’s most complex and strategic engagements, playing various roles ranging from delivery lead responsibility, client relationship management, quality assurance, through to successful implementation. Prior to joining EY, he was serving as the delivery lead covering all aspects of business transformation for the world’s leading companies such as Cargill, PepsiCo, British Petroleum and Kraft.


Patrick FinkPatrick Fink
Manager, Ernst & Young GmbH
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Patrick Fink joined EY in 2009 and is based in the Stuttgart office. His areas of focus include process risk management and IT assurance. Patrick has a Master’s Diploma in Information Management. Patrick has managed the initiation, conception, implementation and integration of a SAP authorization concept for a global financial services provider and a global consumer products company. He has supported a worldwide user inventory process for global identity and access management roll out at a large company in the automotive sector and also led a process survey and conception team (FI, CO, MM) around a redesign of authorizations for a SAP platform at a large company in the automotive sector.


Patrick FinkGary R. Godfrey
Principal, Ernst & Young LLP
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Gary Godfrey is a principal in the Supply Chain and Operations Advisory Services business.Gary has over 25 years of experience in advising and leading supply chain organizations to drive profitable growth and transformational outcomes. He has worked across a wide variety of industries: retail, consumer products, manufacturing, communications, Media/Entertainment, Oil & Gas, nationally and internationally, bringing innovative leadership and problem solving to each endeavor.


Tim Best
Executive Director,  Ernst & Young, Sweden
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Tim Best is an executive director in EY’s Nordic Advisory Services practice based in Stockholm. He has over 16 years of experience in IT and cybersecurity consulting and project delivery. Tim has worked with clients across the EMEIA Region in the private and public sectors in a wide range of information security roles including, security operation center design and build, cyber threat management maturity assessment, ISO 27001 review, risk assessment, identity and access management, program management and biometric solution implementation.


Thomas Bornemann
Principal, Ernst & Young LLP
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Thomas Bornemann leads several major consumer products accounts in the Winston-Salem/Greensboro market for EY. He is responsible for managing the portfolio of EY services, focusing on the integrated value chain including all elements of both the demand and supply chains. Prior to joining EY, Thomas was the leader of Global Consumer Products (CP) Practice at Procurian which was acquired by Accenture. He was responsible for all consumer products offerings across a portfolio of the largest global consumer products companies, including Unilever, Kimberly-Clark, Kraft Foods and many more. Thomas has also held leadership positions with RJR Nabisco, Bayer AG and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). He has also served as the global managing partner for consumer products at Clarkston Consulting for 11 years. Thomas has 30 years of international business experience split equally between industry and professional services, principally focused on the consumer products industry.


Errol Gardner
Global Deputy Vice-Chair Advisory, Ernst & Young
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Errol is the Global Deputy Vice-Chair of EY’s Advisory Services. In this role he is responsible for strategy and operations across EY’s Advisory Services worldwide and also focuses on addressing the disruption and pace of change affecting EY clients and the consulting industry globally. Errol has over 25 years of professional services experience having worked previously with PwC and IBM. He joined EY as a Partner in 2009.

In his previous role at EY, Errol was the global leader for the technology consulting practice, which delivers innovative IT solutions and services to businesses. He also held several client and practice leadership positions in EY’s Financial Services business in Europe.


Drazen Nikolic
Partner, Advisory, Ernst & Young GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
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Drazen Nikolic is a Partner at EY’s Advisory business. He has over 25 years of international experience shaping information and technology based solutions as well as the delivery of complex IT systems for global companies.

In his current role Drazen is leading Analytics services for the GSA region. His focus is on supporting international clients in shaping and delivering analytics enabled solutions from commercial excellence to supply chain optimization as well as internal audit functions. Drazen is focusing on clients in Health care and Life Sciences, Retail and Automotive industry sectors.


Frank Thewihsen
Partner, Advisory, Ernst & Young GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
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Frank is a partner leading the EMEIA Supply Chain and Operations business of EY. He has joined EY in 2011 from A.T. Kearney, where he had been leading the EMEA Procurement Solutions and Analytics team.
During his 15 years in consulting, he has led numerous Supply Chain and procurement transformation and cost reduction programs, with a strong view towards innovative and disruptive technologies. He has deep experience in the airline, automotive and manufacturing sector.


Tony Klimas
Partner, Ernst & Young Advisory
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Tony is a member of the Global PI Executive with global responsibility for EY’s PI Finance sub-service line. He is an experienced consultant with more than 20 years of experience across a variety of industries. His areas of expertise include finance transformation; process design and reengineering; shared services/offshoring and BPO advisory. He also has significant experience with a variety of enterprise software packages having led major projects involving Oracle Financials, SAP, Peoplesoft and Hyperion. He has significant international experience in Europe, Asia and the emerging markets, and has travelled extensively in his global role. Tony has broad industry experience in a variety of industries including the automotive, media and entertainment, retail, high technology, consumer goods, and chemicals and manufacturing industries.


Maria Rey-Marston
Principal, Ernst & Young
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Maria Rey-Marston is a Principal in EY’s Supply Chain and Operations and Performance Improvement advisory practice. She leads teams across EY to help clients innovate and optimize processes in ways that deliver superior market response and improved financial performance.
Maria has worked with leading beverages and consumer goods companies around the world, supporting them to execute strategies that connect supply chain operations, innovative commercial processes and financial performance. Her experience includes projects in operating model design, business strategic transformation, performance management, supply chain strategy and digital demand strategies. Maria is passionate about sharing her knowledge with the next generation of leaders and encouraging them to act. She has taught at graduate level in a number of top-tier universities.


Stephan Salmann
Partner, Advisory, Ernst & Young GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
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Stephan Salmann is a consultant at EY´s IT Advisory Services with focus on IT strategy, major transformation programs and digital business transformation. He joined EY in 2014 and has 25 years of experience in IT consulting and business–IT alignment. Stephan Salmann is a thought leader in digital transformation Projects. He developed an innovation funnel concept consisting of labs, incubators and accelerators. He set the das morphological box for disruptive drivers to be applied to the value chain of EY´s customers. He is familiar with a lot of new technologies like semantic analysis, proximity solutions, cloud platforms, BI and many more.


Martyn Whistler
Associate Director, Knowledge, Ernst & Young LLP
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Martyn Whistler is EY’s Lead Analyst for Media and Entertainment and has around 20 years of experience helping global media companies make sense of emerging industry trends. His approach is very much cross-sectors but primarily on digital media, working increasingly with disruptors around technologies such as blockchain and AI. Wherever possible, he focuses on the upside of digital and technology disruption and its impact on customer engagement, competitiveness and growth. Projects he’s worked on include working with pay-TV operators on their channel and content strategies, the transition of traditional, offline brands onto digital platforms, the impact of digital on organizational change and the exploitation of media rights by global sports federations. From time-to-time he also writes for EY on the future of smart technologies, casting a wider lens across industries. Prior to joining EY, Martyn was part of the media practice at McKinsey.


Manoj Jha
Director, Advisory Services, EY
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Manoj Jha is a director in EY’s Business Advisory Services practice in India and focuses on ERP Advisory Services.
He is based out of Mumbai and has an overall experience of more than 20 years. Prior to joining EY, he has worked with IBM, PeopleSoft-JDE, SAP and HCL. Manoj’s areas of interest include program and project management, alliance and partner management, large account management and
technology-enabled business transformation.


Paul van Kessel
Global Leader, Cybersecurity services – EY Advisory
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Paul joined EY in the Netherlands (1984). He held various leadership positions in the Netherlands. In 1995, he became a member of the global risk management team. He became the managing partner for EY’s risk services in Europe, Middle East, India and Africa in 2003 and led the global risk services practice from 2006 till October 2016. Since November 2016, he is responsible for EY Advisory’s global cybersecurity services.

Paul built his client-service experience throughout his career. He has worked for major international clients mainly in the banking, insurance, retail, technology and gaming industry. He has also spent a number of years seconded into various organizations in leadership roles such as director of internal audit and chief risk officer. During 18 years of his career (1988-2006), Paul worked part-time at one of the Dutch universities; the last 6 years as professor focusing on accounting and information systems research.


Cheryl Martin
Partner/Principal, Other Advisory
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Cheryl is the Partner leading our Financial Services Cyber Security Advisory practice. She has more than 20 years of experience in information security, data security, business continuity, data privacy, data protection and risk transformation programs. She joined EY in September 2014, having previously been Global CISO in Oil and Gas operation, security advisor on the UK Smart Metering Programme and responsible for security transformation programs within financial services organization.


Barak Ravid
Managing Director, Co-head of Technology, Parthenon-EY, Ernst & Young LLP
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Barak is a managing director of Parthenon-EY and is co-head of the Technology practice. Based in the San Francisco office, Barak has 20 years of experience in providing strategic and advisory services to corporate, financial and institutional investors and in helping to solve their most complex business challenges.


Frank Harmsen
Partner, Government and Public Sector, EY
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Frank Harmsen is leading the EY Advisory services in the Dutch government and public sector. He has specialized in program management, organization design, IT strategy, IT governance, enterprise architecture, knowledge management and cultural change.


Jonas Groes
Partner, EY
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Jonas Groes has more than 15 years of experience in working with public sector clients, both national and international. He is also experienced in managing big-scale public sector projects, including finance management, efficiency and cost-cutting.


Hans Jessen
Global RPA Innovation Leader, EY
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Hans Jessen is EY’s Commercial Analytics across EMEA Leader as well as the Global Innovation Leader for Robotics. He has 20 years’ experience across a range of large marketing, sales and operational transformation programs and has consulted clients in over 60 countries. His specialization lies in using state-of-the art analytics and technology to create innovative solutions to client problems.


Christian Mertin
Partner, Advisory Services, EY
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Christian Mertin is EY’s Finance Transformation leader for EMEIA and the EMEIA Shared Services Network leader. Christian has over 22 years of experience in business, finance and IT management advisory, including nearly 17 years within EY in Germany and Europe. Prior to EY, Christian was over six years at IBM Consulting Group in leading positions.


Axel Preiss
Partner, Advisory, EY
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Axel Preiss is a senior partner in the Advisory practice, part of the Oil & Gas strategy group, focusing on transformation and performance improvement in the oil and gas sector. He joined EY in 2011 and is based in Europe. His skills include delivery of complex business transformation, strategy alignment, information technology and application development projects; leading various recruiting events and assessment centers; and dealing with multinational environments.


Beatriz Sanz Saiz
EY — Global Advisory Analytics Leader
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Beatriz Sanz Saiz leads our global practice of Analytics for advisory Services, which brings together more than 7,500 professionals, alongside her role as leader of the Artificial Intelligence Center of Excellence. Beatriz has been a partner in the firm for 10 years in various roles within EMEIA and Asia-Pac. During her career, she has also held senior positions with leading companies where she was responsible for establishing analytics and innovation as core competencies.


Rob Dongoski
Global Agribusiness Leader, Ernst & Young LLP
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Rob currently leads the Agribusiness sector for EY globally. He has experience across an array of agri sub-sectors, including row crops, livestock processing and agri equipment, and various functional areas, including strategy, M&A, digital, precision agriculture and innovative business models. Rob spent earlier parts of his career in EY offices at St. Louis and Boston, where he was promoted to partner in 2000.


Andy Baldwin
EY Area Managing Partner, EMEIA
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Andy started his role as EMEIA Area Managing Partner in July 2016. He began his career with EY in 1993 and became a partner in 2000. In 2010, he was appointed to his previous role as Regional Managing Partner for EY’s EMEIA Financial Services Organization (FSO). Andy was also Chair of the Global FSO Markets Executive, and a regular contributor in print and broadcast media. He is a member of EY’s Global Executive and EMEIA Operating Executive.


Tim Hughes
Senior Manager, Tax, People Advisory Services
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A results-driven executive, Tim Hughes has 20 years of experience leading programs and change initiatives, and bringing together strategy, organizational design and business processes. Having worked across multiple industries, his focus has been on leading transformation efforts, from design to delivery. Tim has spent most of his career in finance roles and, in the past two years, has evolved to also focus on HR transformation.


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