EY promotes Ralf Eckert to Financial Services leader in Germany

19 June 2023 Consultancy.eu 1 min. read
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Global professional services firm EY has named Ralf Eckert as the new Managing Partner of its Financial Services division in Germany.

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. He has been with EY since 2015.

In his new role, Eckert will lead one of EY’s largest sector groups in Germany, comprising over 140 partners and over 1,750 practitioners. He most recently led the Tax and Legal offering for the Financial Services practice across EMEIA.

EY promotes Ralf Eckert to Financial Services leader in Germany

Commenting on his appointment, 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.”

Previously, Eckert Ralf led the Tax and Legal offerings for EY’s Banking practice. Prior to joining the Big Four firm, he held senior roles at Credit Suisse and UBS.

Eckert succeeds Thomas Griess, who has led EY’s Financial Services industry vertical in Germany since 2019 and will retire from the partnership later this year following the standard four-year tenure in the leadership role.

Omar Ali, EMEIA Financial Services Leader at EY, said: “It is with great pleasure that we welcome Ralf to the role. He brings a wealth of industry knowledge and experience from his work within EY and for some of the world’s leading financial services firms. I look forward to working with him.”