Meet Rik Vanpeteghem | Deloitte Belgium | About Deloitte | CEO, EXCO, Leadership


Annual Report 2013

Our annual report highlights how Deloitte is making a difference for business and society. It features our work, culture, and people, and provides a flavour of the trends seen by our various businesses, along with insights from several of our clients.


Our firm leadership

For the leadership and management of our firm, we have a robust and effective structure in place.


European Salary Study 2013 - European employers also pay for the crisis

Deloitte announced the results of its European Salary Survey for the fourth time. The study indicates that Belgium faces very high employer costs, which is largely caused by the high and unlimited social security contributions.


Facts & figures

We remain the number one firm in the Belgian market, a sign that our focus serves us and our clients well.

Life at Deloitte

Meet Rik Vanpeteghem

CEO Deloitte Belgium

Rik Vanpeteghem is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of Deloitte Belgium. He first took up the position on 1 June 2008. Deloitte Belgium is a partnership with about 150 partners and 2.600 employees, operating in offices across Belgium.

As Belgian CEO, Rik leads and manages the Executive, and sets the strategic direction of the firm. He also represents the Belgian firm in the Deloitte global network, as a member of the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL) Governance Committee, DTTL Board of Directors and the EMEA Council.

Prior to becoming CEO, Rik was the managing partner of the Tax & Legal practice in Belgium (2004-2008) and a member of the Belgian Executive. Rik began his career at Deloitte, in 1985. He became a tax partner in the Belgian firm, specialising in international tax planning. Throughout his career, Rik has worked directly with many large clients; he was named several times as one of Belgium’s top tax advisers in the International Tax Review’s World Tax surveys

Rik is an active member of business organisations such as VBO/ FEB, VOKA and IFA. 

Rik has degrees in law and business management from the University of Leuven, and a degree in tax law from the University of Brussels. He is a strong promoter of the role businesses can play in education and in encouraging entrepreneurship – in addition to its own outstanding continuing professional education programme for Deloitte people, the Belgian firm runs educational programmes for clients and supports national youth enterprise initiatives such as Vlajo/ Jeunes Entreprises.

He is a member of the Executive Committee of the KULAK, a division of the Catholic University of Leuven (KUL); and he is a member of the King Baudouin Foundation’s West Flanders support committee.

Rik comes from Kortrijk in West Flanders, Belgium, where he lives with his wife and their three children. His native tongue is Flemish (Dutch); he is fluent in French and English, and speaks basic German.   

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