Olivier Coekelbergs, Country Managing Partner at EY Luxembourg said: “Their promotion is a recognition of their sustained high performance and valuable contribution to our firm, and a confirmation of our belief in their continued importance to the success of EY. It also demonstrates that our six-year strategic plan “Ambition 2026” offers major career development opportunities for our teams. I congratulate all of them and wish them a lot of success in their new challenge.”
New Partners as of 1 July 2021
Adriana Boixados Prio, Tax, ITTS, Private Equity
Adriana, 40, Spanish, joined EY in 2007. She is a qualified lawyer and holds a Master’s degree in Law as well as a degree in Tax Consultancy and Management from ESADE Business School in Barcelona (Spain). She has extensive experience in advising Private Equity funds, and more broadly alternative asset managers in the structuring and operation of their holding and fund platforms, including regulated and unregulated structures. Adriana specializes in tax transactional advice, leading multi-disciplinary teams in large cross-border transactions and focusing on the design and implementation of co-investment structures, exit strategies (including listings, de-listings and trade sales), refinancings and corporate restructurings. She also covers management investment plans, carried interest schemes as well as other customized arrangements in a transactional context.
Alexandre Minarelli, Consulting, Technology Risk, CPS/TMT
Alexandre, 40, French and Italian, joined EY Luxembourg in 2004. Since then, he has been focusing on IT and Security services, primarily in the commercial and TMT sectors. He graduated as Telecom engineer and holds a Master’s degree in eBusiness. With 18 years of experience in IT and Cyber as well as profound expertise in FAIT, SOC reporting and GDPR, he has supported a wide range of national and multinational companies with audit and consulting services in domains such as IT/Cyber assessments, IT/IS governance, ISO certifications, data management and privacy.
Per Ohlin, Tax, ITTS, Private Equity
Per, 43, Swedish, joined EY Luxembourg in 2005. He holds a Law degree from the University of Lund, Sweden. Per has long experience serving Private Equity clients and other AIFs on transactions, throughout the investment life cycle but also on fund structuring aspects. Per has primarily been affiliated to the Private Equity sector since 2011 after having been seconded a year to the Luxembourg Tax desk in Chicago.
New Associate Partners as of 1 July 2021
Salman Muhammad Farooqui, Assurance, Private Equity
Salman Farooqui, 42, Luxembourgish/ Pakistani, joined EY Luxembourg in 2007 as Senior in our Audit practice and rejoined in 2013 after gaining some industry experience. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Karachi University. Salman is a Certified Public Accountant (Réviseur d’Entreprises) in Luxembourg and Fellow Member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants – UK. Salman has gained more than 12 years of experience in the financial services industry in Luxembourg, mainly in private equity and real estate. Since he joined EY Luxembourg, Salman has been serving a number of large multinational audit mandates, he has extensive experience in regulated and unregulated structures and in local GAAP, IFRS and US GAAP. He is also currently involved in the implementation of automation in private equity sector.
Alexander Kastendeuch, Assurance, Banking & Capital Markets, Securitization
Alexander, 40, German, joined EY Luxembourg in 2019 as a Senior Manager in Assurance. He studied in Germany and Finland and holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany. Alexander is a Certified Public Accountant (Réviseur d’Entreprises) in Luxembourg and the UK (ACCA). He has over 15 years of experience in Assurance and Consulting in Luxembourg and the UK. Alexander is serving large banking, insurance and securitization clients.
Lena Le Gal, FAAS, Audit
Léna, 35, French, joined EY Luxembourg in 2008. She is a Certified Public Accountant (Réviseur d’Entreprises) in Luxembourg. Léna holds a Master’s degree in Controlling, Accounting and Audit from the Institut de Gestion de Rennes, France, and a post-graduate degree from the Cambridge Institute for Sustainable Leadership. Léna’s fields of expertise are the financial and non-financial reporting, and more specifically consolidation services and assurance of non-financial reporting. She managed numerous large mandates in the commercial and alternative investment funds sectors. Léna is a member of the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI) for the working group REIF Financial Framework.
Marie-Laure Mounguia, Assurance, Audit, Private Equity
Marie-Laure, 34, French, joined EY Luxembourg in 2011. She holds a Master’s degree from EMLYON Business School, France. Marie-Laure is a CFA Charterholder and a Certified Public Accountant (Réviseur d’Entreprises) in Luxembourg. She has been serving reputable Private Equity houses in Luxembourg and performed a secondment in the SaT department of EY Ivory Coast in Africa. Marie-Laure co-chairs the Private Debt Technical Committee of the Luxembourg Private Equity Association (LPEA), writes a monthly column in the Agefi finance newspaper, regularly authors publications and speaks at market events. She is passionate about complex valuation of illiquid assets, debt investment strategies and professional ethics.
Joachim Polfliet, Assurance, Extended Assurance
Joachim, 36, Belgian, joined EY Luxembourg in 2014 as a Manager in the Extended Assurance department. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Information Management from the KHM, Mechlin, Belgium. Joachim has gained 15 years of experience in advising and assisting national and international financial institutions on financial crime matters, with a very specific focus on anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing. His experience encompasses skills and knowledge of AML/CFT systems and controls, both functional and technical. During his career, Joachim worked for one year in Vienna, Austria, and travelled regularly to the Middle East for two years. Joachim is serving various sectors amongst which: Banking, PFS, Alternatives, Insurance as well as Wealth and Asset Management.
Dorian Rigaud, Assurance, Banking & Capital Markets
Dorian, 33, French, joined EY Luxembourg in 2011. He holds a Master’s degree in Management, Accounting and Auditing from the University of Montpellier, France. Dorian is a Certified Public Accountant (Expert comptable diplômé) in France and Luxembourg (Réviseur d’Entreprises). During his years with the firm, Dorian has managed a number of large audit mandates. He has also developed financial accounting advisory services in Banking & Capital Markets as well as in Private Equity. In addition, Dorian is a member of the Luxembourg IFRS desk.
Cosimo Ruggiero, Assurance, Audit
Cosimo, 37, Italian, joined EY Luxembourg in 2012 as a Senior in our Audit practice. He holds a Master’s degree in Institutions and Financial Markets Management from the Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi in Milan and is a member of the ACCA. Cosimo has more than nine years of experience in Luxembourg serving Wealth and Asset Management clients, many of them being linked to Italian players. Before joining EY Luxembourg, Cosimo had gained more than two years of experience in Italy serving Banking and Asset Management clients with another Big4. Cosimo is a member of the EY Luxembourg Italian Desk and is a regular facilitator of internal training events.
Christian Weines, Tax, GCR, Private Equity
Christian, 41, German, joined EY Luxembourg in 2008 as an Assistant in our FSO Tax practice. He holds a German University Degree (Diploma) in Business Administration with a focus on taxation and audit. Over the last 13 years, Christian has participated in a large number of Luxembourg business tax compliance, business tax advisory and tax in audit projects for Luxembourg based companies and international groups. During his years with the firm, he worked six years in FSO before moving to the GCR department and spent two months as GDS coach for EY Bangalore. Christian’s key sector expertise is in Private Equity.
New Director as of 1 July 2021
CBS, QRM, Risk Management – Internal Controls
Fabien, 48, French, graduated from the ESC Bordeaux and joined EY Luxembourg in 1998 as an Assistant in our Audit practice (commercial and industrial companies). He joined the Risk Management / PPD network in 2006. He is working on a various range of Quality in Audit / PPD / Risk Management / Regulatory Compliance projects.
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