An American businessman honoured by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) last year took over at the top of professional services giant Ernst & Young this week, writes Stephen Oryszczuk.

Mark Weinberger, 51, becomes Global Chairman and CEO of the group, which has rebranded itself as EY.

Weinberger said: “It is a privilege to lead this great organisation in these dynamic times and I’m looking forward to tackling the challenges ahead.”

He has previously worked as Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury under President George W. Bush, before which he was appointed to the US Social Security Advisory Board by President Clinton.

In December last year he was presented with the ADL’s prestigious Achievement Award at a tribute dinner in his honour.