Deloitte in Switzerland strengthens its teams with twelve new Partners to support its growth
Zurich, 3 July 2015
Deloitte in Switzerland is pleased to announce the promotion of seven new Partners, including three equity Partners, as well as the arrival of five new Partners to strengthen its Financial Advisory, Tax and Audit & Advisory teams. In addition, Thierry Aubertin was announced as Managing Partner for Audit and Advisory as of 1st of June 2015.
Previously Directors with the firm, Matthias Gschwend, Hartmut Hoerner, Patrik Spiller, Simona Terranova, and David Wigersma, have been promoted to Partner, responsible for delivering the highest levels of service to our clients.
Matthias Gschwend is a specialist in auditing and accounting. He joined Deloitte in 2001 and has served private and public companies in the manufacturing and life sciences industries during the past 14 years.
Hartmut Hoerner serves as General Counsel of Deloitte and leads the Quality Risk Management function for Consulting in Switzerland. He has more than 20 years of experience in international contracting and quality risk management.
Patrik Spiller has more than 14 years of experience helping banks shape transformation strategies and programs. He specialises in operating model optimisation and cost reduction, linking business, operations and technology to redefine bank’s cost base and delivery capability.
Simona Terranova has more than 15 years of experience in advising and auditing clients mainly in the financial sector in Switzerland as well as in Luxembourg and Milan. She specialises in Asset Management.
David Wigersma has 17 years of experience in the area of international corporate and individual taxation planning. He specialises in addressing the complex compliance needs of a cross-border workforce with varied elements of compensation.
Jan-Dominik Remmen from Deloitte’s Financial Advisory business and Karin Verheijen of Tax were promoted to Equity Partner, alongside Patrik Spiller.
Deloitte is also pleased to welcome five new Partners to the firm, one within its Financial Advisory business, one within Tax, and three who joined the Audit & Advisory team.
Dr Ralph Wyss joined Deloitte as a Forensic Partner with a particular focus on Financial Services. Ralph was the owner of Wyss Legal, a law firm specialising in finance and technology law.
Raoul Stocker joined Deloitte as a Tax Partner and has more than 10 years’ experience specifically in international tax litigation such as mutual agreement procedures and advanced pricing agreements.
Micha Bitterli joined Deloitte as an Audit and Advisory Partner from another Big 4. He has more than 14 years of experience in the audit and advisory of large and medium scaled financial institutions including a two-year assignment in New York.
Leif Boegelein joined as a Partner in our Audit and Advisory practice. He has more than 15 years of experience working with financial institutions on the design and implementation of risk methodologies in the context of risk management, capital management and valuation.
Reinhard Langenhövel joined Deloitte as an Audit and Advisory Partner from another Big 4. He has more than 20 years of experience in the audit business in Germany as well as in Central and Eastern Europe.
Howard Lovell, CEO of Deloitte in Switzerland, commented: “Congratulations to our new Partners. The growth of our Partner pool with both internal promotions and external hires is a direct reflection on the success we are having in Switzerland and our desire to continue to increase the value we deliver to clients.”
In addition to these three recruitments, Thierry Aubertin has taken on the role as Managing Partner, Audit and Advisory in Switzerland as of the 1st of June 2015. Thierry has been with Deloitte for more than 25 years, and has worked in Paris, New York and Geneva, where he has been the Practice Senior Partner for Deloitte’s Romandie offices for the last seven years. Going forward, he will be responsible for driving the Audit & Advisory strategy of Deloitte in Switzerland.
Thierry Aubertin commented: “I am very proud to take on this new role and to have the opportunity to lead our Swiss Audit and Advisory business in continuing to delivering distinctive audit services, deep industry knowledge and real added-value to our clients”
Howard Lovell added “Thierry’s extensive audit experience and deep knowledge of the Swiss market and ability to leverage our Deloitte network will provide tremendous benefits to our clients.”
About Deloitte in Switzerland
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