PwC admits eight senior professionals to its partnership in Luxembourg

13 August 2018 5 min. read
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PwC has admitted eight new senior professionals to its partnership in Luxembourg. The newly elected partners are: Frédéric Chapelle, Anne Derouané, Serge Hanssens, Anthony Husianycia, Ming Huey Lim, Alina Muntean, Greg Pitzer and Julien Treffort.

“Our new partners represent a continued investment in bringing the best our firm has to offer to the Luxembourg market place as we seek to support sustainable growth for our clients and for Luxembourg as a whole. Building sustainable growth will require us all to be agile, diverse and ready to adopt new ideas, and the inspiring men and women we have chosen as our new partners will help facilitate that change and reimagine the possible,” commented John Parkhouse, CEO of PwC Luxembourg. 

With around 2,850 accountants, auditors and consultants, PwC is Luxembourg’s largest professional services firm, ahead of main global and local rivals Deloitte, EY and KPMG. The Luxembourg-based arm of the Big Four firm provides a full service to clients in the country, spanning audit, tax and advisory services including management consulting, transaction services, corporate finance and regulatory advice. 

Frédéric Chapelle has 20 years of experience as programme manager in several industries such as manufacturing, steel, pharma, life sciences, consumer goods and public services. In Luxembourg, he leads PwC’s Industry & Service Practice for Technology and Digital services, in the role helping businesses with their digital transformations. 

Serge Hanssens works with international and local governments, airlines, airports, transport operators and multinationals on digital transformation programmes, supporting them with strategy definition, solution design and deployment. Internally, he is responsible for PwC Luxembourg’s Smart Identity practice and is also in charge of the Smart Borders practice through which PwC contributes to improve internal security and border management in Europe and beyond. Hanssens joined PwC in 2011 from Deloitte. 

PwC admits eight senior professionals to its partnership in Luxembourg

Anne Derouané has been with PwC since the beginning of her career. She has more than 15 years of experience in audit, specialised in serving international clients operating in the private equity, debt and securitisation sectors. Alongside serving clients, Derouané is a member of PwC’s Methodology Core Group – this arm develops audit methodology in accordance with international standards on auditing and current regulations.

Anthony Husianycia is an international tax expert. He advises large multinationals or alternative fund industry companies on the feasibility, design, implementation and operation of their European activities. French national Husianycia joined PwC in 2005 after graduating from the University of Nancy.

Ming Huey is a partner in PwC’s tax division. She has been with the firm since 2007, working with clients in the alternative investment fund sector, advising them on tax planning and structuring of cross border transactions across multiple jurisdictions in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. In Luxembourg, Ming’s key clients include various global alternative investment funds (mainly private equity, real estate and debt funds) as well as sovereign wealth funds and pension funds. 

Alina Muntean has been with PwC since 2002, first serving the Romanian practice after which she moved to Luxembourg in 2007. Her focus is on setting up efficient compliance processes for locally based structures or platforms of alternative investments players. She also helps private equity and hedge funds managers/structures with their compliance challenges.

Greg Pitzer is a partner in PwC’s Risk Assurance practice. In his more than 30-year long career, he has worked for among others Arthur Andersen for twelve years, latterly as a partner in the firm’s Risk Consulting and Assurance arm; Grant Thornton for nine years, where he was member of the firm’s US Leadership team and led Business Risk Services globally, and; Deloitte, where he was a partner based in Australia. Pitzer joined PwC in 2013 in Dubai, and following a three year spell in the Czech Republic, he has now moved to Luxembourg. He is specialised in, among others, strategic client life cycle management, risk management, business risk and performance improvement services. 

Julien Treffort joined PwC in Luxembourg eleven years ago. Since, he has been involved in services covering personal taxation and social security with a strong focus on reward and compensation matters. As part of his focus, he is also involved in advising high net worth individuals with the structuring of their wealth from a tax perspective. Treffort’s corporate client base is broad, he advises clients from both the financial and the industrial sectors.

Meanwhile in Luxembourg’s consulting market, management consultancy Sia Partners recently appointed Gwenaël Gavray as a partner in the firm’s local office.