Singapore’s Jie Hui Tan wins EY Corporate Finance Woman of the Year

13 February 2020 2 min. read
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Singapore’s Jie Hui Tan has taken out the EY Corporate Finance Woman of the Year title for 2020 ahead of finalists from over 20 countries worldwide.

Following this month’s global final in Rome, Singapore’s Jie Hui Tan has emerged as EY Corporate Finance Woman of the Year for 2020. Jie Hui was selected from competition finalists from more than 20 countries worldwide, and will now embark on a month-long tour taking in various Ernst & Young Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) operations around the globe.

“Each finalist demonstrated very impressive skills and talent,” said Steve Krouskos, currently EY Global Vice Chair for Transaction Advisory Services. “Jie Hui is a well-deserving winner having demonstrated attributes that are key for a career in corporate finance. Jie Hui stood out throughout for her strong leadership skills, as well as her ability to take initiative and propose creative ideas.”

Having now completed its third cycle, the EY Corporate Finance Woman of the Year programme was established to encourage the next generation of talented female graduates to consider a career in the field of corporate finance – an initiative which appears to working. According to the firm, its TAS practice has since experienced an increase in entry-level female hires.

Steve Krouskos, Jie Hui Tan and Julie Hood

“I am incredibly proud to see the number of talented women looking to start a career in corporate finance with EY TAS steadily growing,” said Julie Hood, EY Global Deputy Vice Chair for Transaction Advisory Services. “In our efforts to demystify the world of deal-making, we have taken practical steps to broaden and diversify the EY talent pool and in doing so better help EY clients.”

Altogether, 228 students and graduates from 23 countries participated in this year’s event, with over 2,000 applications submitted. Krouskos: “It is critical that we encourage more women to enter the world of transactions. What we see every day at EY, and what clients tell us, is that diverse perspectives and experiences are hugely important when it comes to deal-making and delivering long-term value.

Highlighting that diversity, Pia Jurhar from Switzerland and Srishti Bhandari from India were named as first and second runner-up, with the final in Rome welcoming participants from the Middle East, Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific. In addition to building their broader business skills, competition finalists had the opportunity chance to participate in a real-life M&A challenge.

“During my time in this competition, I have developed a strong understanding of the deal- making world, the opportunities it can afford me and the positive impact I can make,” said Jie Hui, a bachelor’s student at Nanyang Technological University. “I’m honored to have been chosen among such an exceptionally talented group and I look forward to starting my internship at EY.”