Zishan achieved a significant milestone in his career and was invited to join EY’s equity partnership in the UK. This follows a 16 year career at EY, after joining as an entry level audit junior. Zishan is a partner in the London audit practice servicing mid-market entrepreneurial companies accounts. He has dedicated his achievement to the many sacrifices made by his immigrant parents, especially his late mother, who was a proud supermarket checkout worker.
Zishan says that he has never compromised on visibly practicing his faith in the workplace, being authentic in his religious beliefs and maintaining his cultural traditions. Whilst this has required personal resilience and determination at times, he says that EY has been incredibly supportive throughout his career journey. EY is an inclusive employer and is maintaining a focus on culture to ensure that all our people feel they belong.
Over the coming months, Zishan will be publishing a series of articles introducing us to EY and its focus on developing ethnic minority and female talent.
Zishan hopes that sharing his story will help inspire others and provide self-belief.