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EY CEO to Speak at Maryland Smith

Aug 25, 2020
Experiential / Reality-based Learning


Carmine Di Sibio

The CEO and Global Chairman of Ernst & Young, Carmine Di Sibio, will share his insights from leading one the world’s largest professional services firms in a conversation with students, alumni, faculty and friends at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. Di Sibio will join the Smith community virtually, via Webex, on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, at noon. The event is the latest in the CEO@Smith speaker series, this time co-hosted by Maryland Smith’s Center for Global Business.

Each year, Maryland Smith brings top CEOs to campus for the speaker series, but the ongoing COVID-19 crisis shifted this event online. Di Sibio’s event is also billed as part of the Center for Global Business’ Distinguished Speakers in International Business series, which brings top executives and policy experts to discuss the latest trends in international business with the Smith community.

Di Sibio will spend the first hour of the event speaking to students and answering their questions, followed by a panel discussion dubbed “A Day in the Life of an EY Professional.” The conversation, led by professionals from the company, will give students an understanding of the EY shared experience, and the judgment and diverse perspectives the firm values. They will talk about the company’s corporate practices and culture and it’s assurance, consulting and tax lines of business.

Di Sibio assumed his role of CEO and global chairman at EY in July 2019, rising to the top spot after more than 30 years with the company. He leads the  284,000employees who provide consulting, assurance, tax and transaction services in more than 150 countries.

Di Sibio previously served as EY Global Managing Partner – Client Service, heading up the global strategy of the firm’s four geographical areas and four service lines.

He has been instrumental in EY’s innovation efforts, helping to create the Global Innovation team to redefine how the organization uses technology to transform services and create new solutions. He has been leading a $1 billion investment in new technology solutions over a two-year timeframe, announced in August 2018. And as a leader of EY’s acquisitions and alliances strategy, he has helped expand EY offerings in a wide range of new and emerging fields.

Di Sibio co-chairs the EY Global Diversity and Inclusiveness Steering Committee, which works to maximize the power of different opinions, perspectives and cultural references within the organization.

Since joining EY in 1985, he has served as an advisory and assurance partner for many of the organization’s largest financial services accounts. He held several leadership positions, including chair of the Global Financial Services Markets Executive and regional managing partner for the Americas Financial Services Organization (FSO), where he started EY Risk Management and Regulatory Services.

Di Sibio emigrated to the United States with his family from Italy at the age of three. He became the first in his family to earn a college degree, with a BA in chemistry from Colgate University and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business. He is a practicing CPA. He also is an active board member of numerous business, trade and charitable organizations.

Register now to attend the virtual CEO @ Smith event with EY’s Carmine Di Sibio.


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