Policy expert Mats Persson joins EY-Parthenon as Partner

22 July 2021 Consultancy.uk 2 min. read
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Former government adviser Mats Persson has joined EY-Parthenon. Persson will take on the role of Partner, and will focus on policy-led energy transition.

As the strategy wing of Big Four firm EY, EY-Parthenon is one of the world’s largest such organisations, with more than 6,500 professionals. The firm helps CEOs and business leaders design and deliver transformative strategies across the entire enterprise, to help build long-term value to all stakeholders.

As the firm looks to prepare for heightened demand from clients transitioning to renewable energy strategy, EY-Parthenon has announced the appointment of Mats Persson as a Partner. Working within its Strategy and Transactions business, Persson will focus on energy transition and policy-led transformation, helping clients navigate the intersection between government, markets and the wider business world,  with a particular focus on designing growth strategies. 

Mats Persson, Partner, EY-Parthenon

Commenting on his appointment, Persson said, “The energy transition is a fundamental structural change that is not exclusive to energy companies, but pervades every sector across the globe, and which is fundamentally policy-driven. It presents businesses and governments alike with a very immediate need to anchor ambitious energy transition plans in sound economics.”

The move extends relations between Persson and EY-Parthenon, with the expert having already served as an independent advisor to the firm over the last 12 months. In this role, he designed the growth, supply chain and footprint strategies for a number of companies in the automotive and battery value chains, and in the transportation and energy sectors. Meanwhile, in an earlier spell with the company, Persson also spent time as EY’s Brexit and Trade Strategy Leader between 2017 and 2018.

Prior to his life in consulting, however, Persson also spent time in the public sector. Over a 15 year career in policy and business strategy, he held senior positions across government in the UK – having been a Special Advisor under David Cameron’s administration from 2015 to 2016. He returned to government between 2019 and 2020 while working as Chief of Staff to then-Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid, before commencing his work with EY. His appointment as Partner forms part of EY’s continued investment into its energy transition capability.

He added, “I’m looking forward to utilising my knowledge and background in government, policy and business strategy to help our clients navigate their transition journey.”