Young-Sook Stewart

Young-Sook Stewart

Head of Talent, APAC Financial Services

Young-Sook is a value-driven, resilient and collaborative business leader delivering in a complex and matrixed organisation.

16 years in EY across multiple geographies, she is currently the Asia-Pacific Financial Services Talent Leader with 10,000 professionals and a key member of the Asia-Pacific Leadership Team. She is solution-oriented, highly inclusive, empathetic team leader, culturally intelligent, a trusted advisor, an inspiring public speaker and a qualified coach.

A strong believer of the three principles of sustainability (people, planet and profit), she has integrated sustainable practices by being a strong advocate of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Well-being and Social Equity, while strategically aligning to organizational objectives. Her focus is on driving behavioural change via learning programs, influencing mindsets and preparing employees to address sustainability in all aspects of the business world.

She is also a Board Member for Love21 in Hong Kong.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

My personal goal is to foster a more inclusive and equitable work culture where everyone feels a sense of belonging and can be themselves at work.
I am keen to see a world where there is less poverty, hunger and drastic weather patterns, so this year, I will participate in more volunteering programs that have a positive impact on the community and environment and I will encourage my team to do the same.