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New Deloitte leader for Corporate Finance

Deloitte Partner Jean-François Lagassé is taking on the role of Managing Partner Corporate Finance and will join the leadership team of Deloitte in Switzerland.

Zurich, 17 December 2014

Deloitte’s Corporate Finance team has a new leader in Switzerland: Jean-François Lagassé has taken on the role of Managing Partner. Jean-François will also join the Swiss Leadership team. Howard da Silva, former Managing Partner Corporate Finance, will continue to be a member of the Swiss Leadership team.

“I would like to thank Howard da Silva for the tremendous results he delivered in the last 10 years in positioning our Corporate Finance business. Jean-François Lagassé will build upon the excellent practice that Howard has created. Howard led this business from inception to a team of more than 140 professionals. At the same time, I look forward to Jean-François’ leadership and wish him every success in his new role”, said Howard Lovell, CEO at Deloitte in Switzerland.

Jean-François Lagassé joined Deloitte as a Partner in 2008 and has more than 20 years of professional experience. He has worked in Switzerland for over 15 years and previously in both the United States and Canada; he has completed numerous valuations and M&A mandates in various sectors.

Jean-François Lagassé exclaims: “I am excited to have the opportunity to lead our corporate finance business. Under the leadership of Howard da Silva, Deloitte has developed to become a premier Swiss corporate finance practice in many respects. Together with the Partners and staff that are at the key to the success of our business, I intend to continue to grow our market leading position with a relentless focus on clients.”

About Deloitte in Switzerland

Deloitte is a leading accounting and consulting company in Switzerland and provides industry-specific services in the areas of audit, tax, consulting and corporate finance. With approximately 1,300 employees at six locations in Basel, Berne, Geneva, Lausanne, Lugano and Zurich (headquarters), Deloitte serves companies and institutions of all legal forms and sizes in all industry sectors. Deloitte AG is a subsidiary of Deloitte LLP, the UK member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL). DTTL member firms comprise of approximately 210,000 employees in more than 150 countries around the world.

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Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries are leading business advisers, providing audit, tax, consulting and corporate finance services through more than 14 000 exceptional people across the UK and Switzerland. Known as an employer of choice for innovative human resources programmes, it is dedicated to helping its clients and people excel.

Deloitte AG is an auditor firm recognised and supervised by the Federal Audit Oversight Authority (FAOA) and the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA).

The information contained in this press release is correct at the time of going to press.  

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