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Our Partners in Bulgaria

Sylvia Peneva

Country Managing Partner
Audit 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 an Audit 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 20 years experience in audits in Bulgaria and other countries. 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 consultant in projects such as USAID, IBRD, PHARE and other international lending institutions programmes. She is a registered auditor in the Bulgarian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (BICPA) since 1998 and a member of the Chamber of Financial Auditors of Romania.

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Аsen Dimov

Partner in Charge for Audit and Enterprise Risk Services

Assen Dimov is a Registered Auditor in Bulgaria, Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Government Audit Professional, Audit Partner in Deloitte Central Europe and Deloitte Bulgaria as well as ERS Partner for Bulgaria. He has been in charge of both statutory and international audits of many Bulgarian and international companies. His experience also includes due diligence leadership role on some of the largest privatization transactions in Bulgaria. Since 1996 when Assen Dimov joined Deloitte, he has been Partner in charge of more than 1,000 audits in compliance with International Standards on Auditing of Bulgarian and international commercial and manufacturing companies. He is a member of the Bulgarian Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors.

Desislava Dinkova

Audit Partner

Desislava Dinkova is a former Audit Manager from PWC Bulgaria, where she spent more than 6 years. Then she gained industry experience as CFO with Abbott Laboratories Bulgaria, while in the last 3 years she has successfully run the Audit practice of Grant Thornton in Bulgaria. Desislava Dinkova is an ACCA member, has Diploma from the European Academy „Financial Control of EU funds” and holds a master's degree in Economics from the University of National and World Economy in Sofia, Bulgaria

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Gavin Hill

Financial Advisory Services
Partner

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.

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Pieter Wessel

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.

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Reneta Petkova

Legal Partner 

Reneta is Partner and Leader of Deloitte Legal practice in Bulgaria. She has 23 years of professional experience and is recognized, both nationally and internationally, as a reputable lawyer. She is ranked by Chambers & Partners as the only eminent practitioner in Banking & Finance for 2014, as well as recognized as a leading legal practitioner by Legal 500 and IFLR.  

Prior to joining Deloitte in 2014, Reneta has acted as Managing Partner and Senior Partner at CMS Cameron McKenna LLP – Bulgaria Branch. Her professional biography also includes: Head of Legal Department of United Bulgarian Bank AD (UBB), Chief Legal Adviser of Bank Consolidation Company AD, Legal Adviser of Bankservice AD, Legal Adviser of the Management Board of Bulgarian National Bank, Senior Associate with Hayhurst Robinson Law Firm. Reneta graduated with an LL.M from the Sofia University Faculty of Law and is a member of Sofia Bar Association.

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