E&Y Spain loses chairman to politics

Joan Costa, the chairman of Ernst &
Young’s Spanish firm, Abogados
has quit to join opposition political party
Partido Popular as its strategic co-ordinator
for the next general election.

Víctor Gómez de la Cruz, the firm’s managing partner, has taken over from

Costa joined E&Y in 1990, but spent much of that time in government,
including cabinet roles as minister for science and technology, as well as
secretary of state for business and tourism.

E&Y Abogados is the tenth-largest firm in Spain with a turnover of

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