Janet Truncale Is The New CEO Of EY, First Woman To Lead A Big Four

Janet Truncale will take over the role of global chair and CEO of Ernst & Young (EY) on July 1, 2024, succeeding Carmine Di Sibio. As a certified public accountant, she makes history as the first woman to lead one of the Big Four firms. Truncale is a shining example of the “slow and steady wins the race” mantra. She has spent 33 years at EY, where she started as an intern in 1991.

Expressing her gratitude on LinkedIn, Truncale, a BSE graduate from The Wharton School and an MBA from Columbia University, said that she is excited to continue EY’s legacy and contribute to building a better working world. Reflecting on her journey, she acknowledged the support of female mentors and the importance of speaking out about personal needs in the workplace.

Throughout her 30-year career, she has provided assurance and consulting services to Fortune 500 companies, earning recognition such as the Profiles in Diversity Journal Women Worth Watching Award in 2019 and inclusion in Crain’s New York Business Notable Women in Accounting and Consulting list in 2021.

Outgoing CEO Di Sibio praises Truncale’s exceptional leadership and strong client service foundation. Apart from her professional achievements, she is actively involved in diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, serving on the Board of Directors of UNICEF USA and as a managing trustee for Liberty Science Center.

As she prepares to lead EY into the future, Truncale’s journey exemplifies resilience, mentorship, and a commitment to making a positive impact in the professional world and beyond.


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