On July 5, EY announced that 714 people were promoted to partner across the firm. They stated that there was a record percentage of partners admitted from emerging markets. That percentage amounted to 35%.

2016 EY Partner Class courtesy of EY.com

This new partner class also was composed of about 30% female partners.

EY Female Partners courtesy of EY.com

Audit partners received the most partners at 264. Tax accounted for 200 of the new promotions and Advisory accounted for 151.

287 of the promotions were in the Americas. For comparisons purposes PwC admitted 226 partners in the US.

EY admitted 275 people to partner in the Europe and Middle east region. They admitted 122 new partners in the Asia Pacific region.
Year over year promotions were down. Last year EY promoted 753 individuals across the firm.

The press release contained the following quote from Mark Weinberger, EY Global Chairman and CEO:

Today’s promotions recognize the outstanding achievements of our people. Our new partners have been focused on providing services to our clients, leading high performing teams and contributing to our purpose and ambition. Despite an uncertain economy, we are still investing and these promotions are a tribute to the contributions these new partners have made to EY and our future. I’m proud of all that we’ve achieved together as an organization over the past year, and I am particularly proud of all our new partners.

Here is the official tweet from Mr. Weinberger

The press release contained the following quote from Nancy Altobello, EY Global Vice Chair:

I’m proud of our new partners and the successful careers that they’ve built at EY. As a major global employer, we are committed to attracting, developing and inspiring the best people. By developing their potential as future leaders at EY and beyond, we are building a better working world. I’m confident that this year’s class has the experience and leadership skills to meet the challenges of today’s business environment and make tomorrow’s businesses work better.