Wirecard case: the boss of EY in Germany ousted

Posted on Feb 25, 2019 2021 at 17:26Updated Feb 25, 2019 2021 at 18:01

That Wirecard does not happen again “And” restore confidence », The ambitions displayed by EY are clear. The German branch of the firm is cleaning up its structures after being splashed by the Wirecard scandal, of which it has been the auditor since 2009. It was not until 2019 that EY refused for the first time to certify the accounts of the ex-star of the German Fintech, triggering the revelations on a fraud of more than a billion.

For months in the viewfinder of the Bundestag commission of inquiry on Wirecard, his boss Hubert Barth has left his post in Stuttgart, without however leaving the group. In the future, he will assume a new role “at European level”, says EY. He will be replaced next July by Henrik Ahlers, partner since 2018 and tax lawyer, and the French Jean-Yves Jégourel, vice-president of EY Global Assurance and governance specialist.

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