Deloitte Belgium appoints 9 new partners

This group of 9 new partners is proof that Deloitte is the number one destination for top talent
19 Oct 2010

Brussels, 19 October 2010 – Deloitte Belgium announced the appointment of 9 new partners. This is again demonstrating how much the firm values its own employees: they are able to develop successful careers and are given every opportunity to make their way to the higher echelons of the organisation. Including the 9 new partners just announced, a total of 148 partners now work for Deloitte in Belgium.

According to Rik Vanpeteghem, Deloitte Belgium's CEO, this group of 9 new partners is proof that Deloitte is the number one destination for top talent. "Our firm creates the ideal environment for our staff to grow within the company and develop a successful career. Our employees feel they are supported in every respect by Deloitte: they are given outstanding guidance and are able to work for the biggest and most important companies and institutions in Belgium. Giving them these opportunities is a smart way of investing in the future of our organisation." The new partners have all worked at Deloitte for a number of years and enjoy excellent reputations as specialists in their respective fields. "I am looking forward to working closely with them," said Rik Vanpeteghem. "These are the people who ensure that we are able to provide the best possible service available on the market today."


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Biographies (in alphabetical order)

Eric Callewaert

Eric started his career in 1998, specialising inAudit. In 2001, Eric joined Deloitte and as a new Deloitte Partner, Eric will help to consolidate the Deloitte Consulting positioning on the Belgian market. Eric's focus is on Integrated Performance Management, and he has acquired expertise in Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting, Reporting and Cost Evaluation. He has also managed multiple large Finance transformations for clients in various industries. Eric has a commercial engineering degree from IAG/LSM (Louvain-la-Neuve).

Kathleen De Brabander

After studying Applied Economics at the University of Antwerp (UFSIA), Kathleen De Brabander started her career at an audit and accounting firm in 1996, and she joined the Deloitte team in 2002. During her career, Kathleen has acquired solid experience in the field of audit and accountancy services for large and medium-sized (international) businesses in various sectors, including production, distribution and real estate. She disposes of an elaborate knowledge in the Belgian accounting legislation and techniques, International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), consolidation and reporting. In 2003, she became a qualified company auditor and in 2009, the CBFA recognised her skills as auditor for the Collective Investment Institutions. As Partner in the Antwerp Office, Kathleen will be tasked with the continued development of the services in the Antwerp region; her particular focus will be on services for real estate and production companies.

Lieven De Groodt

Lieven De Groodt obtained a Licence in Law and a Master of Business Administration degree, both at the Catholic University of Leuven. He started at Deloitte Consulting in 1995 in the Change Leadership and subsequently the Human Capital Division, where he has managed national and international assignments in the fields of human resources and organizational change. During this period, he worked for three years as Human Capital Senior Manager for the Deloitte Consulting office in New York. In 2005, he was promoted to the position of HR Director for Deloitte's Consulting Division in Belgium. In 2007, he was appointed HR Director for Deloitte Belgium. As such he was responsible for the development and the implementation of Deloitte Belgium's Talent Strategy aimed at attracting and engaging the 2,500 employees in Belgium. During his career, he has completed his studies with a Master in Human Resources Management at the Vlerick Management School and became a Certified Personal Coach at the University of Antwerp.

Yves Dehogne

Yves has been working for Deloitte since 2001 and has 13 years of experience as auditor and advisor in the financial sector. He has developed specific expertise in accounting principles (Belgian and international), compliance, governance, internal control and risk management. He is today an auditor, accredited by the CBFA for auditing financial institutions and insurance companies, and a consultant recognised by the financial world, banks, insurance companies and companies with significant treasury activities. His technical skills, allied with his pragmatism and his personal relationship aptitudes, will enable him to play a key role in the development and expansion of the Deloitte's financial sector service package. After a licence from the Business Administration School of the University of Liege, he achieved an additional licence at the University of Limerick in Ireland. In 1996, he joined a large audit firm, where he immediately specialised in the financial sector.

Christophe De Waele

Christophe De Waele is a tax lawyer at Deloitte and has thirteen years of experience in dealing with indirect taxes. Within the Deloitte European Compliance Centre, he is responsible for Quality Control, Processes and Technology. Christophe is also overseeing the delivery of cross-regional compliance services to global key accounts. He will look after the compliance delivery model ensuring that it matches the continuously evolving needs of the global compliance market and ensuring that Deloitte keeps its market leading position in Global Tax Cosourcing. Christophe graduated in law in 1995 and in tax law in 1996 at the Catholic University of Leuven. After nearly nine years as consultant specializing in indirect taxes, he grew to European Indirect Tax Manager for one of the world's leading automotive companies. Throughout the years, Christophe has gained extensive experience in pan-European indirect tax and compliance issues. He joined Deloitte in 2007 within the Brussels-based European Compliance Centre, which is part of the Deloitte Global Tax Cosourcing Group.

Yannick Jacques

Yannick joined Deloitte in March 1998 as an SAP Consultant. He has leveraged his SAP Logistic expertise to build Supply Chain advisory capabilities helping clients in network redesign, tax alignment supply chain and the procure to pay process. During the last five years, he has focused on building the Global Trade Services (GTS) package together with the Tax Business unit, helping to position Deloitte Belgium as "The GTS centre of excellence". He is now leading the Belgium GTS Strategic Growth Initiative. In the coming years as a Partner, Yannick will continue to focus on further developing the GTS package, focusing on winning new clients and on transforming them into a full client service package. He has a civil engineering degree from the University of Louvain-La-Neuve.

Marc Jordens

Since 2008 Marc Jordens has been working at Deloitte, where he runs the national SAP Division. He specialises in Business/ERP transformation projects for the private sector and for public authorities alike. Marc Jordens began his career at Agfa-Gevaert, where for eight years he focused on the implementation of sales management, logistics and supply chain solutions, in various subsidiary companies of the Group. In 1998, he joined CSC (Computer Sciences Corporation) as a manager of large-scale transformation projects for industrial clients and as a strategic advisor for sales, logistics, supply chain management (SCM), client relationship management (CRM) and after-sales service. Marc Jordens is a modern languages graduate from the Karel de Grote Hogeschool (1990) and attended the Strategic Leadership course at Cornell in 2006 and at IMD Business School in 2010.

Gino Van Hoornyck

Gino joined Deloitte in 2002. His main concern is to enlarge the footprint of Accounting and Compliance Solutions in the market and to concentrate on the growing demand for temporary financial specialists. After obtaining a BA in Accountancy Tax, Gino started his career at Honeywell. Over the years, Gino has worked for various international companies – particularly Shared Service Centres and large finance and accounting organizations – in multiple business sectors both locally and abroad, and has held various managerial positions.

Michael Wincott

Mike, of UK nationality, joined Deloitte in 2002 and today heads-up Deloitte's Global Mobility Compensation Services practice in Brussels, which provides an expatriate pay and benefits outsourcing service to clients across the whole of Europe. Mike graduated from the University of Bath in the UK in 1991 with a BSc Honours in Business Administration. He joined Arthur Andersen in 1992 and specialised in UK and US personal expatriate tax services. During three years with KPMG between 1996 and 1999, Mike completed his transition from a tax specialist to an International HR specialist.