EY EMEIA Financial Services Tax and Legal Leader, Ralf Eckert, is promoted

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EY has announced the appointment of two new Managing Partners to lead the Financial Services businesses in Germany and Belgium, effective 1st July 2023.

Ralf Eckert will take over from Thomas Griess, who has led EY Financial Services in Germany since 2019 and will retire from the partnership later this year following the standard four-year tenure in the leadership role. Yannick Grécourt will take over from Benoit Gerard, who has led EY Financial Services in Belgium since 2020 and will transition to the role of EY EMEIA Financial Services Strategy & Transactions Leader on 1st July 2023.

Born and raised in Germany, Ralf Eckert is a qualified German tax accountant with over 25 years of international financial services experience in industry and within professional services. Ralf currently leads EY EMEIA Financial Services Tax and Legal services, where he has achieved strong and sustained annual growth since his appointment in January 2021. Prior to this role, Ralf led the Tax and Legal offerings for EY Banking services. Prior to joining EY, Ralf had senior roles at Credit Suisse and UBS.

In his new role, Ralf will lead 142 partners and over 1,750 people, as he looks to deliver the next chapter of EY growth in Germany.

Commenting on his appointment, Ralf Eckert said:“It’s an honour to be asked to lead this outstanding team and build on some of the incredible work being undertaken. Like many European markets, the German financial services sector is operating in a challenging environment and undergoing enormous change and transformation. I’m very much looking forward to helping drive progress on this agenda with our clients. Our job is to continue supporting their goals, both tactical and strategic, whilst retaining a focus on delivering long-term value for them, our people and society.”


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