EY has promoted 675 of its staff across the network’s member firms to the role of partners and brought its total staff count to 190,000 globally.
The partners promotion is the highest ever in the network’s history. EYsaid that out of all the 675 partners 26% are women.
The Americas saw the highest number of promotions with 295 new partners appointed including 88 women.
In the European, Middle Eastern and Africa region the number of promotions increased by 46% compared to 2013, up to 237 promotions including 48 women.
In Asia Pacific, 115 people were promoted (35 women), while in Japan 28 new partners (8 women) were appointed.
EY Global chairman & chief executive officer Mark Weinberger said: "We are particularly pleased by the growth of our partner numbers across the emerging markets. We had 28% of new partner promotions within the emerging markets, demonstrating the talent, success and growth potential in these countries."
Across service lines, the largest volume of new partner numbers was in assurance at 37% (253) of all promotions, followed by tax with 27% (183), advisory with 24% (159), and transaction advisory services with 10% (64). There were 2% (16) of promotions within business support.
"A year on from launching our new brand name, EY, and our purpose, Building a better working world, the increase in new partner numbers is a reflection of the positive momentum in our business," Weinberger concluded