CFI.co Meets the EY Germany Management Team: Hubert Barth & Julie Linn Teigland

Hubert Barth

Country Managing Partner EY Germany: Hubert Barth

Country Managing Partner EY Germany: Hubert Barth

Country Managing Partner EY Germany
Hubert Barth (49) has over 25 years of experience in the professional services industry, mainly in accounting and transaction advisory services. He started his career after earning a degree in business administration at the University of Tübingen in 1992 at PwC in Frankfurt and has lived in Berlin, New York, and Munich.

In 1998, Mr Barth qualified as a German public auditor and German tax advisor. In 2003, he switched to Allianz Global Investors as head of Financial Management and Risk Control. He joined EY as a partner in the Financial Services Organisation in 2006. At EY, he has held various leadership positions in the European and German organisation. For a number of years, he has led the Bavarian practice and coordinated EY’s market activities across Germany on the basis of the objectives of the firm’s current corporate strategy – Global Vision 2020.

Effective as of July 1, 2016, Ernst & Young GmbH’s supervisory board appointed Hubert Barth as Country managing partner of EY Germany. He is also responsible for the assurance business in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria.

Throughout his career, Mr Barth has audited well-known companies in the industrial and financial sectors and supported numerous company transactions. Furthermore, Mr Barth is specialised in the valuation of financial services institutions. He has given advice in numerous projects with regard to regulatory issues, financial accounting, credit portfolios, risk management, and financial instruments.

In addition to his work at EY, he lectures at the Munich Business School. Mr Barth is married and has three children. His hobbies include reading, skiing, and taking part in triathlons.

Julie Linn Teigland

Managing Partner EY Germany, Switzerland, and Austria (GSA): Julie Linn Teigland

Managing Partner EY Germany, Switzerland, and Austria (GSA): Julie Linn Teigland

Managing Partner EY Germany, Switzerland, and Austria (GSA)
Julie Linn Teigland (48) was born in Michigan, USA, and has been living in Germany for around thirty years. Her career began at Arthur Andersen, where she turned her knowledge of both sides of the Atlantic into specialisations, focusing first on accounting and subsequently on tax (under US and German tax law). She advised real-estate investment funds on international transactions before becoming head of the finance and accounting department of the international project developer Tishman Speyer Properties in 1998.

In 2001, Mrs Teigland joined EY where she built up human capital services in Mannheim and took on responsibility for EY’s strategic growth portfolio for Europe, the Middle East, India, and Africa (EMEIA). From 2002 onward, she focused her time in assurance, advising, and auditing many growth companies and serving large international clients with an increasing focus on life sciences. Prior to her current role, Mrs Teigland held various leadership positions within EY such as EMEIA strategic growth markets leader, managing partner for EMEIA markets, and has been a member of the area executive committee for EMEIA since 2012. In 2016, Mrs Teigland was appointed managing partner of EY in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria.

With over 28 years of experience in professional services, Mrs Teigland is leading one of the largest EY regions in EMEIA and has clearly prioritised EY’s market organisation and digital transformation. She is a strong advocate of digital solutions and is deeply connected to the central European network of tech leaders. She is equally recognised as a leader in progressing parity issues across the globe. Mrs Teigland is a prominent voice of the W20 global agenda and is a member of the UN EQUALS advisory board connecting the public and private sector in the advancement of digital equality.

Julie Linn Teigland lives with her husband and four children in Heidelberg.


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