Business 100 – 2017

Edwina Fitzmaurice/EY

As the global advisory markets leader at EY, Edwina Fitzmaurice is responsible for the markets strategy and business development activities for EY’s consulting business, which covers 140 countries and 65,000 people. Previously, Edwina ran EY’s IT strategy practice in London and spent 15 years in the life assurance sector as the CEO, COO, CIO, and non-executive director of a number of international life assurance companies based in the International Financial Services Centre in Dublin.

Edwina is the founder of the EY Educating Girls initiative, which has raised over $50,000 to put 30 girls in an orphanage in India through high school and college, and serves on the board of the Innovation Value Institute. She is a patron of the Irish Arts Center and of the Manhattan Theater Club.

Born in Dublin, Edwina holds a computer science degree and M.A. from Trinity College Dublin. “We strongly identify with the Ireland that we know, which is based on family and community, friendliness, equality, and tolerance,” she says. Edwina and her husband, Aidan, have two daughters, Rachel and Jessica, and are based in New York.