Marie-Laure will be the first woman to lead Assurance, the largest EY service line by global revenues and people numbers (US$12.6b global revenues and 94,220 EY people in FY19.) She will further develop the future of Assurance and its focus on audit quality and will continue the strong EY relationship with regulators across the globe. She succeeds Felice Persico, who is retiring from his role, after a 35-year career with EY.

With over 25 years’ experience in the banking industry, Marie-Laure is the current EY EMEIA Banking & Capital Markets Leader for Financial Services, responsible for connecting and overseeing the performance of leading banking accounts in Europe. She is a member of the EY EMEIA Financial Services Leadership team and also sits on the EY Global Banking Operating Committee – the industry board for the largest EY clients in global banking. She has been serving as the EY Global Client Service Partner for a Swiss multinational bank, splitting her time between working in Paris and Zurich. She is a champion of women in business and advocates for the EY Diversity & Inclusiveness agenda.

Carmine Di Sibio, EY Global Chairman and CEO says, “At a time when EY clients are turning to us for both traditional and a newer range of services these appointments further underline the EY commitment to providing exceptional client-service. Marie-Laure has an impressive track record in building high-performing teams and market-leading growth. With her valuable insights and diverse perspectives, we will continue to meet EY clients’ needs in this dynamic marketplace”.