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Deloitte strengthens Swiss team with three new partners
Deloitte continues to grow its business in Switzerland with the naming of three new partners in Zurich and Geneva. Cornelia Herzog has been promoted to Partner in Audit, and Olivier Hody and Markus Weber join the firm, strengthening the Tax business.
Cornelia Herzog has been promoted to Audit Partner in Zurich. She has more than 13 years of experience in providing assurance and advisory services to the financial service industry, specifically to banking and asset management clients. Cornelia has led many audit, accounting and regulatory transformation programmes for local and international, listed and non-listed clients in Switzerland. She is a FINMA-recognised lead auditor for banks and asset managers as well as a member of various working groups at FINMA and the Swiss trustee chamber.
Olivier Hody joins the team in Geneva as Partner for the indirect tax practice. He has more than 16 years of experience in tax consulting and compliance within Big4 firms, both in Belgium and in Luxembourg. Besides managing Deloitte indirect tax services in the Romandie, Olivier is a member and co-leader of the VAT group within the Deloitte Global Tax Center (Europe), providing pan-EU VAT services in all EU Member States and beyond to multinational companies. He focuses on financial services, life sciences & healthcare, and manufacturing industries.
Markus Weber heads the Financial Services Tax practice for Deloitte in Switzerland and is based in Zurich. Until 2008, Markus worked for another Big4 company, where he gained more than seven years of experience consulting banks, asset managers and investment trusts in domestic and international tax issues. After that, Markus became managing director of a fund management company, followed by a role as executive director in the group tax department of a leading Swiss bank, in charge of compliance with U.S. tax regulations.
Howard Lovell, CEO of Deloitte in Switzerland, commented: "I am delighted to announce and welcome these new partners to our Audit and Tax businesses. All three are talented individuals bringing valuable knowledge, experience and leadership skills to our teams. Our Swiss business has already grown significantly during the past six years but our ambitions remain very high. Continuing to expand these businesses further will deepen and extend our capabilities to provide an enhanced level of service and value 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, 19 February 2014
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