EY-Parthenon names Jeff Wray as new global leader

15 November 2021 Consultancy.uk 2 min. read
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The strategy consulting brand of EY has appointed its next Global Leader. Jeff Wray takes the helm as EY-Parthenon enjoys rapid revenue growth.

Speaking on his appointment, Jeff Wray noted, “I am energised to build on the extremely strong position of EY-Parthenon and lead the business to the next level of growth. EY-Parthenon teams will be laser focused on addressing the real-world issues, opportunities and challenges CEOs now face.”

EY-Parthenon is Big Four firm EY’s global strategy consulting arm. The company has strategic, commercial and operational capabilities, combined with a global reach, and works to help clients reshape and reinvent themselves as they seek to adapt to an ever-changing market. In this context, EY-Parthenon has been growing strongly amid the pandemic, as clients look to it to help build a business strategy to make the most of the coming economic recovery.

EY-Parthenon names Jeff Wray as new Global Leader

The strategy consultancy recorded revenue growth of 19.6% in FY21 supporting clients across the world in both responding to the pandemic and reshaping their strategies for the future. At present, this sees EY-Parthenon place as the world’s fifth largest strategy consulting organisation, in terms of revenue. In terms of headcount, meanwhile, it has more than 7,000 professionals and 750 partners of EY member firms across the globe.

As EY-Parthenon’s next Global Leader, Wray brings a strong background in strategy consulting to the role, with deep experience as a trusted C-suite advisor. He joined EY-Parthenon from Boston Consulting Group in 2014, and previously served as EY Strategy and Transactions Global Consumer Industries Leader. He succeeds Mitch Berlin, who is transitioning into his role as EY Americas Strategy and Transactions Vice Chair.

At the same time, EY-Parthenon has also announced the appointment of John van Rossen as Global Co-Leader with an operational focus to enable the consultancy’s ambitions globally. Van Rossen was most recently EY Strategy and Transactions Leader of the EY WEM Region, across Belgium, Netherland, France, Luxemburg and Maghreb.

Andrea Guerzoni, EY Global Vice Chair - Strategy and Transactions, said of the news, “These appointments will strengthen the EY-Parthenon global leadership team and help to build further market momentum enabled by world-class operations… Jeff and John will drive these plans and help realise our aim of finding better real-world answers to our clients’ most challenging strategic questions, leveraging the full functional expertise and transformational strength of EY.”

EY Parthenon has ambitious growth plans as it bids to build on its current momentum. For instance, EY-Parthenon recently acquired CMA Strategy Consulting strengthening its abilities in the fast-growing and converging digital infrastructure market. On top of this, other investment plans include expanding ESG capabilities to strategically advise CEOs on what is becoming the most critical issue on the boardroom agenda: sustainability strategy.