Karen Golz

Former Global Vice Chair, Ernst & Young

Karen Golz served as the Global Vice Chair, Professional Practice/senior leader of Ernst & Young (EY), a global professional services firm with revenues of $29.6 billion. Sustained track record providing valued strategic advice. Deep experience with Global 500 organizations in a variety of industries as well as high- growth start-ups. Solutions oriented, with extensive international experience, including on the ground in Europe and Asia.

The most senior accounting, auditing and ethics professional at EY globally for more than nine years. Caring and inspiring leader of EY’s professional practice and independence groups with hundreds of personnel in over 150 countries. Responsible for all aspects of accounting, auditing, financial and corporate reporting, internal control, regulatory, risk and ethics matters.

This includes the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the US Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), the International Forum of Independent Audit Regulators (IFIAR), the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB), the International Ethics Standards Board (IESBA) and the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB).

Trusted and respected advisor to EY’s Global Executive Board, and leadership based on judgement, strong crisis response/ management skills, energetic, creative and pragmatic problem solving, and regulatory and global client service experience.

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