French auditor becomes E&Y global chief

A French audit high-flyer has been named as
& Young’s
new global assurance head.

Isabelle Santenac takes over with immediate effect, the firm announced today.

Santenac joined the French firm of Ernst & Young in 2002 and rose to the
position of banking & capital markets leader for Ernst & Young France
and was also the joint leader of the financial services office in Paris.

Santenac said, ‘I am very honoured and proud to have been selected for this
role, and I look forward to working with our assurance people to deliver the
best quality client service, worldwide.’

‘I am delighted that Isabelle has agreed to take this role,’ said John
Murphy, Ernst & Young’s global vice chair, assurance and advisory business
services. ‘Isabelle brings a wealth of experience and will be a key force in
driving our assurance initiatives around the world. In particular her focus on
International Financial Reporting Standards is important as, with moves towards
adoption in the US, IFRS looks like becoming the first truly global accounting

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