Based in Rotterdam, Willem has led the Deloitte Global Tax & Legal business since 1 June 2023. He previously led Tax & Legal in Deloitte Netherlands for seven years and served in various Dutch leadership roles including Corporate Strategy Officer and CFO Program Leader. He held a number as regional leadership roles as well for Deloitte North South Europe (NSE), including as a member of the Executive Board. During his 25-year tenure at Deloitte, Willem has worked with Tax Directors, CFOs, and CEOs of many large multinational companies to advise them in all fields of international corporate tax, with a focus on restructuring, divestments, and tax department organization in the consumer business industry.
Willem is driven by making an impact on clients, Deloitte’s people, and society. The hallmark of his leadership style is building high performance teams with a passion for developing talent and serving clients in innovating and transforming their businesses.
Willem has a degree in Tax Law from the University of Leiden and has also completed the Leadership Development Journey Program at Insead and the Managing Professional Services Firms program at Harvard Business School. He is also an active member of the Dutch Association of Tax Advisers.