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Deloitte strengthens team in Zurich and Basel

Five new partners join Swiss firm

Deloitte’s growth in Switzerland continues with the addition of five new senior members. Karin Verheijen joins in Basel and Keith Ashworth, Mark Carter, Marcel Meyer and Thomas Spellman in Zurich.

Karin Verheijen

Karin leads the Global Employer Services group in Basel. She has more than twenty years of experience providing Swiss and international tax advice. She is specialised in technical support to employers who are moving people across borders, coordinating global tax and mobility programs for multi-national corporations as well as supporting companies with managing, transforming and optimising their international mobility programmes.

Keith Ashworth 

Keith is a partner focusing specifically in the area of retail Financial Services. He has more than twenty-two years of experience working within asset management, retail banking, retail and life insurance industries for some of the largest financial institutions in Europe. He has delivered a number of very large scale programmes covering market, technology, finance and customer issues that range from strategic initiatives through to system implementations.

Mark Carter 

Mark leads the Security & Resilience group in Switzerland and has more than fifteen years of IT consultancy experience, the majority of which has been spent helping organisations to transform their information security capabilities. Mark has worked across various risk management functions including IT security, information risk management, operational risk, and data privacy. He has worked extensively in the Financial Services industry and has significant experience in the Consumer Business and Telecommunications, Media & Technology (TMT) industries.

Marcel Meyer 

Marcel leads the Asset Management Assurance and Advisory Business across Switzerland. He has more than twelve years of experience in auditing and advising domestic and international clients in the asset management industry. Marcel has worked extensively with regulated Swiss and Liechtenstein clients as well as alternative investment fund structures such as Private Equity and Hedge Funds managers and companies in Russia and Eastern Europe.

Thomas Spellman 

Thomas leads the Risk and Regulation team in Zurich. He has more than twelve years experience leading major risk, compliance and finance transformation programmes at top European and global financial institutions. He has also supported a number of European regulators to develop revised frameworks post 2007. Thomas has worked at all levels of these organisations to ensure delivery of significant benefits from the transformation work.

"We are proud of our continued growth in Switzerland and to have such strong, experienced partners joining our organisation. Our main focus is to provide the best service to support our clients with their business challenges. The addition of these partners will enhance the level of service and value we can provide to our 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 1,100 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 200,000 employees in more than 150 countries around the world.

Zurich, 28 February 2013

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In this press release references to Deloitte are references to Deloitte AG, a subsidiary of Deloitte LLP, which is the United Kingdom member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (“DTTL”), a UK private company limited by guarantee, whose member firms are legally separate and independent entities. Please see for a detailed description of the legal structure of DTTL and its member firms. Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries are leading business advisers, providing audit, tax, consulting and corporate finance services through more than 12,600 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 recognised by the Federal Audit Oversight Authority and the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority. The information contained in this press release is correct at the time of going to press.

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