Our Partners in Bulgaria
Country Managing Partner
Sylvia Peneva is Country Managing Partner for Deloitte Bulgaria. She is а founder of Deloitte office in Bulgaria when it started in 1992. She is а Partner in Deloitte Central Europe and Country Leader for Deloitte Bulgaria. She is a member of the Boаrd of Directors for Deloitte Central Europe. Sylvia Peneva leads Deloitte Bulgaria team for servicing financial sector institutions. She has more than 25 years experience in audits in Bulgaria and other countries. As of 2011 she becomes a Partner in Charge for Audit&Assurance and Risk Advisory for the Balkan region. She has been in charge for number of audits of Bulgarian and international banks, financial institutions, manufacturing and trade companies, non-for-profit organizations. She has extensive experience in due diligences as well as a leading role as a consultant in various projects. Sylvia Peneva is a registered auditor in the Bulgarian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (BICPA), a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, possessing a Certification in risk management assurance (CRMA) and a member of the Chamber of Financial Auditors of Romania.
Desislava Dinkova is a former Audit Manager in a Big 4 company in Bulgaria, where she spent more than 6 years. Then she gained industry experience as CFO in an international medical equipment company, while in the last 3 years she has successfully run the Audit practice of an international consultancy firm. Desislava Dinkova is an ACCA member, has Diploma from the European Academy „Financial Control of EU funds” and holds a Мaster's degree in Economics from the University of National and World Economy in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Partner Financial Advisory
Lars Wiechen is Partner-in-Charge of Deloitte Romania’s and Bulgaria’s Financial Advisory practices. He has extensive experience in business and asset valuations with a complementary background of international accounting, forensic and dispute analysis, financial due diligence, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and debt advisory.
He holds a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) from the University of Frankfurt am Main/Germany and graduated in bank business management at Deutsche Bank/Germany.
Lars is a Registered Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Illinois/USA, Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV), Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) and designated Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
He is also an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) of the American Society of Appraisers and Certified in Entity and Intangible Valuations (CEIV), an Accredited Member (MAA) of the National Association of Valuers in Romania (ANEVAR), a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS), and a Recognized European Valuer (REV).
Partner in Charge for Tax&Legal
In March 2009, Pieter came from Deloitte in The Netherlands to Deloitte Romania as a Tax Partner specialized in indirect taxes. Pieter is leading the Deloitte Romania Value Added Tax and Customs & Global Trade teams and since December 2012 he is heading Tax & Legal practice in Bulgaria, being responsible for delivery of all aspects of tax advisory and compliance work (indirect taxes, personal income taxes) for a wide portfolio of multinational clients, structuring inward investments (location of investing entity, method of financing, type of local entity, profit repatriation), tax due diligences, offshore tax planning, tax planning for existing entities in Romania and Bulgaria. Pieter has wide experience in all fields of taxation (both direct and indirect), in transactions and M&A, international restructuring and taxation of complex cross-border derivative products and due diligence project. Pieter has a master degree in fiscal law at the University of Leiden (Netherlands) and is a member of the Romanian Chamber of Tax Consultants.
Financial Advisory Services
Gavin Hill is starting his 34th year in the profession, including 5 years in Industry at a senior level, then becoming a partner in 1991. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales, member of the Corporate Finance Institute and Member of the Institute of Management. He now lives in Sofia having lived (with his family) and worked in Central Europe since 1999, working with clients in more than 15 countries during that time, covering most industries with an emphasis on Financial Services, Real Estate & TMT Sectors. He has also been involved in most major M&A banking transactions in Central Europe either for a potential buyer or seller. He is responsible for the leadership development programme for Senior managers in Deloitte Central Europe. Gavin Hill joins the partners in Sofia to lead Deloitte’s advisory practice.
Reneta is Partner and Leader of Deloitte Legal practice in Bulgaria. She has 27 years of professional experience and is recognized, both nationally and internationally, as a reputable lawyer. She is ranked as a leading lawyer by Legal 500, Chambers & Partners and IFLR.
Prior to joining Deloitte in 2014, Reneta has acted as Managing Partner and Senior Partner at the Bulgarian branch of prestigious law firm. Her professional biography also includes: Head of the Legal Department of one the biggest Bulgarian banks, Chief Legal Adviser of a company – owner of the state banks, Legal Adviser at payment operation company, Legal Adviser of the Management Board of Bulgarian National Bank, Senior Associate with a European Law Firm. Reneta graduated with an LL.M from the Sofia University Faculty of Law and is a member of Sofia Bar Association.