EY Cayman appoints ex-PwC partner LaNishka Farrington-McSweeney

13 July 2018 Consultancy.lat

LaNishka Farrington-McSweeney has been appointed by EY as a partner in the Cayman Islands. She will lead a team of professionals who provides audit and regulatory services across the Caribbean and the United States. 

LaNishka Farrington-McSweeney leaves behind her 17 years of service at PwC across both the Cayman Islands and the Bahamas where she began her career at the turn of the century. Farrington-McSweeney has worked in a number of diverse roles during her time with the Big Four accounting and consulting powerhouse as an auditor, adviser and industry consultant.

At PwC, where she was a partner since 2016 with the Assurance and Advisory Services group, Farrington-McSweeney was an expert in international and U.S. auditing standards. She has also served as the Caribbean contact on the PwC Global Anti-Money Laundering Working Group and has led regional AML engagements throughout the Caribbean, Latin and North America. 

The new EY partner graduated from Arcadia University in Nova Scotia with a bachelor in accounting and is an associate of arts law at the College of the Bahamas. She is also a member of the Cayman Islands Institute of Professional Accountants and the Bahamas Institute of Chartered Accountants.

“Having LaNishka join our team is so important as we help our clients respond to shifts and changes in the regulatory environment in order to effectively address the many challenges and opportunities they face,” said Mike Mannisto, EY Cayman partner and Banking and Capital Markets leader for the region.

Dan Scott, EY’s regional managing partner, added, “We are very excited to welcome LaNishka to our team as we continue to help clients build, grow and protect their businesses in Cayman, across the region, and globally.”

EY Cayman appoints ex-PwC partner LaNishka Farrington-McSweeney

EY in the Caribbean

EY has also been ramping up its digital footprint in the region with a number of projects presently ongoing. The consulting and accounting firm have just launched their digital transformation services in Trinidad and Tobago, in partnership with the EY business transformation hub in Costa Rica. 

The accounting and consulting firm helps to guide its clients in the region through ongoing technological disruption and towards the path of digitalization. “In the Caribbean, we will undoubtedly integrate digital technologies into our business models: how, when and where are questions that all of us need to address. Today EY stands at the forefront of this move in the Caribbean and in the Americas and we want to participate in this journey with you,” EY Senior Partner Hema Narinesingh said.

“The industry has never been afraid to redefine itself. It is predicated on the notion that entrepreneurial spirit and the need to evolve will drive managers to find more customized, innovative solutions for their investors – thereby embracing rather than ignoring the disruption around them,” said Jeff Short, head of the Wealth & Asset Management Sector in the EY Cayman’s Financial Services practice.

The firm operates throughout the region of the Bahamas, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, and Cayman Islands as well as having offices in Barbados, Curacao, Aruba, St. Lucia, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, providing assurance, tax, transactions and advisory services.

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Brazilian Bain partner Mário Conde joins firm's Dutch office

11 April 2019 Consultancy.lat

Mário Conde, a partner at Bain & Company in Brazil, has relocated to the Netherlands, where he has been appointed a partner in the consulting firm’s Amsterdam office.

The 36-year-old has been with the global strategy and management consulting firm since 2011, when he joined after completing his MBA at INSEAD in France. During his tenure at the firm, Conde rapidly ascended the ranks, appointed a partner in December 2017. 

Having served Bain & Company in its São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro offices, Conde has now decided to pursue his career in Europe. Commenting on his move to the Netherlands, a country of 16 million people, Stephen Bertrand, Managing Partner of Bain’s Amsterdam office, said: “We are delighted that Mário has chosen to proceed his career in Europe within our office.”

The Canadian-origin country leader added that Conde brings a wealth of relevant and valuable experience to the Dutch practice. He specializes in topics including strategy and organization, customer strategy and marketing, performance improvement, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and corporate finance. Conde also gained extensive experience with digital transformation, in particular advanced analytics, topics.

Brazilian Bain partner Mário Conde joins firm's Dutch officeFrom an industry perspective, Conde’s work has mainly been in the financial services industry. In Brazil, he advised several large insurance companies (property, casualty, life and personal insurance, reinsurance) and other companies on insurance-related matters (healthcare, auto insurance), as well as helped dozens of banks and players in the payments space. “Mário’s experience matches closely with the type of projects we deliver in the Netherlands,” said Bertrand. 

Established in 1998, Bain’s Amsterdam office has over 140 consultants and is one of the firm’s most international across its footprint of 57 offices globally. “Located at the crossroads of Europe, and with our outstanding track record in the Netherlands, Amsterdam is an attractive place to live and work. Bain’s Amsterdam office has a long history of welcoming transfers from all over the world.” Last year the Dutch office was named the country’s best employer in a ranking based on employee feedback. 

Conde’s appointment comes shortly after Bain in the Netherlands promoted the American Kyle Weza to its partner team. Other non-Dutch partners among its 15-strong partner team include Jenny Davis-Peccoud, Anna Thal Larsen and Steven Tallman.

In other senior appointments at Bain unveiled this week, Jean-Pierre Felenbok was named Managing Partner for Southeast Asia and Peter Stumbles as Australia and New Zealand Managing Partner.