Big 4 firm Ernst & Young (EY) has announced that Jay Persaud has been appointed Americas and U.S. Vice Chair–Risk Management.
Persaud succeeds Ted Acosta, who was named regional MP for the Latin America South region.
“In an era of dynamic change, Jay understands how our business is evolving and can apply that experience in his new role as we develop new and expanded offerings,” says Kelly Grier, EY U.S. chair and MP and Americas MP. “His leadership will position our risk management function front and center in helping us understand evolving risks to better enable our business.”
Grier adds that Persaud’s team will support EY’s growth goals by being “strategic, innovative and collaborative.” He 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 U.S.executive committee.