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EY appoints PE ESG leader

by Matthias Plötz 30 March 2023

EY has made two appointments in its global private equity practice, with Will Rhode stepping into the role of ESG leader and Konstanze Nardi becoming exit readiness leader.

Rhode came to the firm in 2021 as a partner in the strategy and transactions division from Boston Consulting Group, where he was a partner for seven years. He has more than 15 years of experience in financial services and a particular focus on sustainable finance, private equity, risk and financial technology.

In his new role, Rhode will focus on growing EY’s private equity ESG business and supporting the firm’s clients in the space.

On the leadership team, Nardi joins Rhode from EY’s transaction advisory services practice where she spent the last 10 years as a partner. She joined the firm in 2003 as a senior.

“I am delighted about the appointment of Will and Konstanze, and I am confident they will add tremendous strength to the EY global PE leadership team,” said Bridget Walsh, global private equity leader at EY. “Increasingly, private equity has an impact almost on all areas across every sector, and businesses and clients look up to EY teams for driving long-term value. Konstanze and Will have a strong track record working with some of the largest PE clients on significant global deals and they bring exceptional knowledge, which will further strengthen the EY organisation’s market-leading position.”

According to EY, these senior appointments follow a $1bn investment phased out over four years with the aim of expanding the firm’s private equity practice.

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