Tuesday, May 21, 2024

49 James Turley
Chairman & CEO - Ernst & Young

James S. Turley is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ernst & Young, with approximately 144,000 people in 140 countries, making it one of the largest auditors and professional services organizations in the world.

He began his career with Ernst & Young in 1977 in the US firm’s Houston office. He was named Metropolitan New York Area Managing Partner of Ernst & Young LLP in 1998 and was appointed Deputy Chairman in 2000. In July 2001, he became Chairman and CEO. Based in New York and London, he acts as senior advisory partner for many of Ernst & Young’s largest global clients.

He has engaged in dialogue on many capital markets issues, including the advent of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act in the United States, the introduction of International Financial Reporting Standards in more than 100 countries throughout the world, and the movement toward greater convergence of global auditing standards and global governance.