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Nikolaas Tahon

Deloitte Belgium Chair

Appointed: June, 2023

Resides: Belgium

Age and gender: 55, male

Business background: Audit & Assurance (Integrated Services)

Industry: Private

Current Deloitte appointments:

  • Deloitte Belgium Chair
  • Deloitte North South Europe Board member

Previous Deloitte appointments:

  • Deloitte Belgium Accountancy Managing Partner
  • Deloitte Belgium Private Managing Partner
  • Deloitte NSE and Global Executive member
  • Deloitte Founder of  Best Managed Companies and Technology Fast 50 in Belgium

External appointments: 

  • Founding member of Regional Fund of King Baudouin Fund with major focus on CRS projects in ‘people & environment’

Nikolaas is the Chair of the Belgian Partnership Council and Deloitte Belgium since FY21 (re-elected for FY24-FY27), member of the Deloitte North South Europe Board (FY18, FY19-FY21; re-elected for FY24-FY26) and Global Board (FY24-FY26). Prior to this, he was part of the BE Executive (FY13-16 and FY17-FY20), BE Accountancy (Integrated Services) Managing Partner (FY13-16 and FY17-FY20) and BE Private Managing Partner (FY17-FY20), as well as member of the NSE and Global Private Executive (FY17-FY20). 

With 30 years of experience as a practicing accountancy partner, Nikolaas is also engagement partner for several Diamond Private clients in Belgium, focusing on financial and operational reporting and planning, financial performance analysis, strategic decision making, and outlining the continuity of management and shareholding for family-owned and PE-backed companies. 

Nikolaas was the founder of the Best Managed Companies and Technology Fast 50 programs in Belgium and led the End-to-End M&A MDM platform and is leading the BE Boardroom and Chair of the Future programs.

Nikolaas graduated with a degree of Master Applied Economic Sciences (1989) and Doctoral Programme Applied Economic Sciences (1991) and is a certified Tax Accountant ITAA as of 2000. 

Nikolaas lives in Wetteren (Belgium), is married, enjoys playing golf, running & travelling and is passionate about modern arts & ornithology.