Carole Gentil and Ian Oswald join EY’s banking consulting team

22 October 2021 2 min. read
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Carole Gentil and Ian Oswald have joined EY, as the firm expands its banking technology consulting team. The pair bring more than 37 years of experience to the firm.

Paul Sparkes, UK Financial Services Consulting Leader at EY, commented, “I am thrilled to have Ian and Carole join our talented and high performing consulting practice, as we progress with our ambitious growth plans. Both have a wealth of experience and expertise which will be crucial as we support our financial services clients through digital transformation journeys in the post Brexit, post Covid-19 world.”

EY’s banking technology consulting practice offers digital transformation services to banks and other financial service providers. The senior appointments come as the practice reports 15% revenue growth over the past financial year, with ambitious plans to double the size of the business over the next three years.

Carole Gentil and Ian Oswald - EY

In his new role, Ian Oswald will lead digital transformation projects for EY’s largest banking clients. He has spent more than 17 years in the consulting sector, and arrives from IBM, where he was a Partner specialising in digital, payments and next generation banking for financial services institutions. Oswald also spent three years at EY’s Big Four competitor PwC, where he was a Director.

Oswald commented, “I am delighted to join EY at a time it is investing so heavily in banking technology expertise, and to start driving progress on some of the biggest digital transformation projects in the market. I am excited to continue building a best-in-class team focussed on helping financial institutions navigate the increasingly complex and fast-moving digital environment they must operate within.”

Carole Gentil meanwhile re-joins EY to lead its banking wing’s end to end technology transformation projects. She has over 20 years of experience in financial services consulting, and joins from Capgemini Invent, where she was Partner specialising in Digital Strategy and Transformation and formerly Head of Customer Experience. Prior to that, she spent three years with EY where she was latterly a Senior Partner, and began her career as a Risk Manager with Societe Generale.

Gentil added, “Having worked at EY as a consultant at the start of my career, it is hugely exciting to be to be re-joining as a partner, especially at a point of such confidence and growth for the consulting business. The financial services industry is facing a pivotal moment as it looks defiantly to the future following 18 months of pandemic-related challenge. I look forward to working with EY’s clients as they embark on and progress through their digital transformation journeys.”