EY expands managed services with three partner appointments

13 September 2023 Consultancy.uk 3 min. read
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EY has expanded its managed services practice in the UK with the arrival of three new partners. Prakash Hariharan, Lynette Gracias and Venkatesh Subramoniam join the team as it looks to help clients improve their head office functions.

EY UK&I Managed Services Leader Ross Ashbourn commented, “I’m pleased to welcome Prakash, Lynette and Venkatesh to the growing managed services team. For many businesses, the increasing volume and complexity of head office activities are slowing down growth and distracting leaders from building better businesses. In response to market demand, we are expanding the team and helping our clients concentrate on what matters most – growing their business.”

The managed services wing of EY helps clients unlock value through head office functions, including tax, risk, compliance and finance, by combining experience, talent and technology. The practice features a global delivery model aimed at supporting businesses so they can concentrate on driving forward their core activities.

EY expands managed services with three partner appointments

Prakash Hariharan joins the Big Four firm from Genpact, where he was the senior vice president, and CFO for consulting and advisory. In that role, he led the firm’s global finance transformation business, overseeing consulting, digital and analytics, and was also responsible for developing partnerships, M&A, managing analysts and advisor relations. His other experience comprises of working with Infosys and IBM, scaling up service lines, designing and implementing large transformative programs for clients.

Hariharan said on a LinkedIn post, “Incredibly excited to join EY UK and Ireland Consulting, as part of growing managed services. Started a couple of weeks back, and really looking forward to working with new colleagues on this important strategic agenda for clients.”

Lynette Gracias also arrives from Genpact, having been a vice president and global relationship manager there. She has a track record of working with clients across a variety of sectors helping them to accelerate business value through transformation programmes leveraging technology, automation and process improvements.

Gracias also commented via LinkedIn, “I am honoured to join EY’s leadership team as a partner and start this new chapter of my life! Thank you to all who have supported me and I look forward to this exciting journey ahead!”

Venkatesh Subramoniam meanwhile joins EY from IT consultancy Infosys. Having been assistant vice president in client services there, he led a portfolio of businesses within the consumer packaged goods and retail sectors across Europe. He has successfully overseen large scale digital transformation programs, setting up end to end IT operations, business turnaround planning and execution for strategic clients.

Subramoniam posted on his LinkedIn, “As I finish many memorable years with Infosys, I thank my colleagues and customers at Infosys for supporting me through this time. Joining EY, another iconic organisation, offers me a great opportunity to build new friendships, learn new things and contribute my best to a better working world!”

In their new roles, the trio will be working with clients to support their growth and innovation goals through EY’s managed and operate services.

EY EMEIA Managed Services Leader Vivek Nijhon added, “We’re excited to have Prakash, Lynette and Venkatesh on board. Their appointments will help us further execute our strategy to support our clients solve their biggest issues, help them transform their businesses and deliver long-term value.”