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Jonathan Shames

Partner, EY

Jon Shames leads the EY Geostrategic Business Group, which has been formed to assist companies in understanding the business implications of geopolitical disruption in the world today.  Under Jon’s guidance, the group is tapping into EY’s vast network of subject matter experts on global matters to provide clients with innovative, actionable guidance on opportunities and risks in markets around the world. 

Jon has more than 30 years of experience working with global companies. He has spent his career problem-solving with clients and has witnessed the increasing influence geopolitical issues play in individual boardroom decisions. Jon also has a strong background in the private equity sector and has worked with some of the largest global private equity funds. He recently served as EY Americas Private Equity Leader and was a member of the global private equity leadership team.

Jon obtained his BA in Economics from Colgate University and an MBA in Finance from New York University. He has also completed various EY-sponsored advanced management courses at Northwestern University, Harvard University and INSEAD.