EY has announced that it has appointed Julie Teigland as its first female managing partner for Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA).
Teigland will take up her role on 1 May, commanding more than 115,000 people across 98 countries. The EMEIA region is the accounting firm’s second largest geographical region for revenue, valued at £10.6bn. She will join the firm’s EY global executive committee, the firm’s highest leadership body, becoming the sixth woman on the 19-strong board.
The managing partner is currently regional managing partner for Germany, Switzerland and Austria, where she has achieved an average revenue growth of 9.4%. Teigland has been at EY for more than 17 years and has over 28 years of experience in accounting. She will succeed Andy Baldwin, who has become the company’s client services managing partner.
Along with her work at EY, Teigland is also a member of the UN Equals Advisory Board and involved in Women 20 (W20), the G20 engagement group made up of a network of women’s organisations.