Ernst & Young LLP (EY) announced that Jay Persaud has been appointed Americas and US vice chair – risk management, effective 1 July 2019. Persaud succeeds Ted Acosta, who was named regional managing partner for the Latin America (LATAM) South Region.  

Persaud will lead the risk management function and focus on helping EY grow and increase market agility while managing existing and emerging risks. In nearly 30 years at EY, Persaud has served in a number of leadership roles while working across service lines and geographies. He will be a member of the Americas Operating Executive and US Executive Committee.