Big Four firm EY adds six partners to leadership in Austria

06 September 2018 2 min. read
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The Austrian arm of professional services firm EY has admitted six new members to its partnership.

Markus Hölzl specialises in corporate governance, risk management, internal control and internal audit. The Austrian national heads EY Risk Advisory Services practice in Austria. Robert Hufnagel has been managing EY’s Austrian M&A advisory service line since 2012 as Managing Director. He focuses on advising (international) clients on cross-border transactions.

Herwig Debriacher is a tax advisor specialised in cross-border personnel deployment. He has over the past years also played a key role in the development of EY’s People Advisory Services practice in Austria. Benjamin Weißmann has been with EY Austria for more than ten years. He leads the firm’s Cybersecurity and Forensics services, and has contributed to several engagements in the field of international fraud, social engineering and cybersecurity.

Big Four firm EY adds six partners to leadership in Austria

Theresa Arlt manages the Customs practice at EY Austria, in addition to being a leader in the firm’s Indirect Tax practice. The Vienna-native has extensive experience with advising national and international clients in the areas of VAT, customs and taxes, with a focus on cross-border supply structures and transactions.

Klaus Haberfehlner has for the past three years led EY Austria’s Strategic Operational Restructuring and Post-Merger Integration units. Prior to joining the accounting and consulting firm, Haberfehlner was the Chief Commercial Officer of Merkur Group, one of the largest non-food retail chains in Southeastern Europe. Haberfehlner specialises in projects in the retail, consumer goods and manufacturing industries. 

Last month, the city of Vienna hired EY to support the city’s government digitisation and blockchain plans.