Luxembourg Country Leadership Team

John Parkhouse

Territory Senior Partner, CEO

John Parkhouse, Territory Senior Partner and CEO of PwC Luxembourg, joined the firm in 1994 and became a partner in 1999.

John Parkhouse is in charge of several leading pan-European fund promoters based in Luxembourg.

John Parkhouse is a Qualified Chartered Accountant in England and Luxembourg and a "Réviseur d’Entreprises agréé" in Luxembourg.

Rima Adas

Deputy Territory Senior Partner, Financial Services Leader

Rima Adas, our Deputy Territory Senior Partner and Financial Services Leader, joined the firm in 1992. She has over 20 years of experience in the audit of banks and professionals of the financial sector. She has also a large experience in anti-money laundering, fraud prevention and detection, as well as in remediation plans.

Rima Adas graduated from "Institut Commercial de Nancy" in France and is a Qualified Chartered Accountant ("Expert Comptable") and "Réviseur d'Entreprises agréé". Rima has been appointed PwC EMEA FS Leader since July 2017.

Wim Piot

Tax Leader

Wim Piot, Tax Leader, joined the firm in 1996 from PwC Belgium. He is specialised in Real Estate Funds, Financial Sector and also in Islamic Finance.

Wim Piot graduated from Hasselt University in Belgium with a Commercial Engineering degree. He also holds a master's degree in Economics from "HEC-ULG" and a degree from the College of Europe and the KUB in Brussels, Belgium.

Jean-François Kroonen

Advisory Leader

Jean-François Kroonen, our Advisory Leader, joined the firm in 2001. He heads up a team of about 400 professionals.

Jean-François Kroonen has about 20 years of experience in cross border transaction (i.e. M & A Advisory, Due Diligence, Valuation and Capital raising), with a specific focus on wealth management, custody and fund administration, life insurance and trust administration. In addition to his current duties, he is also a professor in Business Valuation in HEC.

Jean-François Kroonen graduated from "Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales" in Liège, Belgium, with a Commercial Engineering degree.

Steven Libby

Chief Transformation Officer

Steven Libby, our Chief Transformation Officer, joined Luxembourg in 1996 after joining the Firm in San Francisco in 1991. He is the PwC Luxembourg Asset & Wealth Management (AWM) Leader and a member of the PwC Global AWM Leadership team.

Steven Libby has more than 25 years of experience in audit and advisory, including internal control evaluations in the areas of securities services, transfer agency, fund tax reporting, and governance matters, among others.

Graduated from the University of California, Steven Libby is a Certified Public Accountant and a Réviseur d'Entreprise agrée, as well as a Board member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Luxembourg and of the Luxembourg Investment Fund Association (ALFI).

Christophe Pittie

Audit & Assurance Leader

Christophe Pittie is our Audit Leader within the Country Leadership Team of PwC Luxembourg. He is an audit partner serving the Asset Management industry and leads the Asset Management Country Programme for Italy and Luxembourg. He founded PwC's Academy, which provides specialised training for clients.

Christophe Pittie is a qualified charted accountant and a "Réviseur d'Entreprise agréé". He graduated from "Ecole de Commerce Solvay" (ULB), in Brussels.

José-Benjamin Longrée

Clients and Markets Leader

José-Benjamin Longrée, our Clients and Markets Leader, joined PwC Luxembourg in 2012. He has more than 20 years of experience in the fund industry. He also serves as the Global Fund Distribution Leader. Previously, he was the CEO of a Luxembourg bank and Deputy CEO of a European banking Group.

José-Benjamin Longrée holds a Bachelor's Degree in Law from "Université de Liège" (Belgium) and graduated from University of East Anglia (Norwich UK) with a Master's Degree in Law.

Anne-Sophie Preud'homme

Compliance and Risk Leader

Anne-Sophie Preud'homme, our Compliance and Risk Leader, has been with the firm for over 20 years. She supervises accounting and consolidation of international groups within our "Expertise Comptable et Fiscale" department and is an adviser of our Accounting technical team.

Anne-Sophie Preud'homme is a Qualified Chartered Accountant ("Expert Comptable") and a "Réviseur d'Entreprises agréé".

Catherine Rückel

Strategy Leader

Catherine Rückel, our Strategy Leader, is specialised in Real Estate and Infrastructure. She is responsible for the business development division Asset Management Real Estate German Market as well as the audit of investment funds and real estate companies of German origin in Luxembourg.

Catherine Rückel has about 20 years experience in financial services, with a focus on real estate funds for German investors. She is a qualified charted accountant and a "Réviseur d'Entreprise agréé".

Marc Schernberg

People Leader

Marc Schernberg, our People Leader, joined the firm in 1994 and has mainly specialised in Asset Management.

With over 20 years' experience working with fund promoters mainly from the US and Switzerland, Marc Schernberg is an expert in international financial services audit engagement. His expertise also covers the German tax system.

He graduated from NEOMA (Reims, France), and is a Qualified Chartered Accountant ("Expert Comptable"); he is also a "Réviseur d’entreprises agréé" and member of the Continuous Professional Education commission of IRE.

Patrice Waltzing

Finance and Operations Leader

Patrice Waltzing, our Finance and Operations Leader, joined the firm in 2005. He is responsible for the Finance, IT, Infrastructure, Purchasing, Logistic and Business Support departments. He also manages the Central Cluster Training Administration Services Centre.

Patrice Waltzing's experience ranges from the electronic market and the FMGC market (i.e. soft drinks) to the Media market. He holds a double specialisation in Applied Sciences and Management.

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