Head EY Start-up Initiative GSA (Germany, Switzerland, Austria)

Ernst & Young


Peter Lennartz supports start-ups who offer innovative business models with digital solutions. In particular, he supports start-ups with scalable business models as well as the connection with established companies to support their digital transformation. He is a tax consultant and certified public accountant and, in addition to the EY start-up initiative in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, also directs auditing Berlin, Leipzig, and Dresden. He also spent 5 years with EY in Boston, where he oversaw German clients in the US. He was particularly impressed by the entrepreneurial actions of young entrepreneurs.

“The biggest challenge of digitization is exploiting the potential of technology for a better society.”
“For me, digitization means that the profession of auditor will radically change over the next few years, making it more varied and exciting.”