EY has announced the appointment of Mats Persson as a partner in EY Parthenon within its strategy and transactions business.
Persson has been an independent advisor to the firm over the last 12 months. However, in his new role, he will focus on energy transition and policy-led transformation, helping clients “navigate the intersection between government, markets and the wider business world”.
He brings 15 years of experience from policy, business strategy, trade and economics to EY, having previously held senior positions across government, think-tanks and consulting.
He was chief of staff to the chancellor of the exchequer, Sajid Javid, in 2019-2020 and a special advisor in 10 Downing Street from 2015-2016.
This is Persson’s second stint with EY as he was the firm’s Brexit and trade strategy leader from 2017-2018.
Most recently, as independent advisor to the firm, 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.
He 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.
“I’m looking forward to utilising my knowledge and background in government, policy and business strategy to help our clients navigate their transition journey.”