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15 professionals admitted to partnership as of 1 July 2021 at EY Luxembourg


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

Valerio Bove, Assurance, ACR

Valerio, 40, Italian, joined EY Luxembourg in February 2020 as a Director in the ACR practice specialized in private capital. He holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Naples “Federico II”, the oldest public university in the world. Furthermore, he is a Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) since 2013. Before joining EY, he was the chief financial officer of a Pan-European alternative investment where he led a number of strategic acquisitions. Valerio is responsible for reviewing and designing the financial reporting system of Private Equity funds and making recommendations for their improvements. He is also leading, in collaboration with other EY professionals, a number of new initiatives with the aim to expand our service offer including the PE Lab and the EY Financial Managed Services Platform.

Stéphane Cousin, Assurance, Commercial Private Services

Stéphane, 48, Belgian, joined EY Luxembourg in 1996 as a Junior in Assurance. He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Solvay Business School, Brussels, Belgium. Stéphane has over 24 years of experience in Luxembourg in commercial and industrial companies and primarily focuses on the technology and logistics sectors. He is a Qualified Chartered Accountant in Luxembourg. Stéphane is leading innovation and digital audit in our CPS practice. He also is a teacher at the Luxembourg University.

Hélène Crepin, Tax, ITTS

Hélène, 35, Belgian, joined EY Luxembourg in 2009 in our International Tax Services practice. She holds a University degree in Law and has more than 11 years of experience in providing a wide range of leading-edge tax and consultancy services for many of the world’s largest multinational companies, with a prime focus on international reorganizations, cross-border financing as well as mergers and acquisitions via Luxembourg intermediate entities. Hélène is coleading our Tax Controversy practice helping clients to successfully prevent, manage and resolve their disputes with the Luxembourg tax authorities. She is also a member of the International Fiscal Association (IFA).

Marie Sophie Dervieu, Tax, ITTS, Banking and Insurance

Marie Sophie, 35, French, joined EY Luxembourg in 2014 as a Senior in our International Tax Services practice after having spent five years in the banking industry. She holds a Master of Financial Engineering from a French business school. Marie Sophie has more than ten years of experience advising Luxembourg financial institutions and operational groups on Luxembourg tax regulatory requirements with a prime focus on tax fraud as well as operational taxation (FATCA/Common Reporting Standard/Qualified Intermediary regime). She assisted many private banks and PFSs with the implementation of AML tax regulations and tax transparency standards. Additionally, she is actively supporting the Family Office initiative at EY Luxembourg and is a regular speaker at various EY events and external conferences.

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

Fabien Telmat
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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