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Rise to the Top: Esi Akinosho of Ernst & Young

Published Dec 12, 2022 by A.J. Mistretta


Esi Akinosho

In this episode of the Partnership's Rise to the Top podcast, we talk with Esi Akinosho, Houston office Managing Principal with Ernst & Young. Esi is an accomplished risk executive with more than 30 years in the industry, helping global clients across a diverse range of sectors with their Risk management needs. 

Host and Partnership Chief Development Officer Katie Pryor talks with Esi about her passion for diversity in business and how she's assisted clients across the U.S, Europe and Africa in developing transformative solutions to increase effectiveness. We’re going to talk with Esi about her career journey, her unique upbringing, and working globally while balancing a family life. 

Other topics include Esi's unique upbringing, how she has managed a challenging couple of years, and working globally while balancing a family life. We also learn about some of the Houston places and experiences that are special to Esi and what drives her as a leader. 

Launched in 2021, the Greater Houston Partnership's Rise to the Top podcast aims to amplify the insight of accomplished female leaders in the Houston region. 


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