Partner / Sector Head Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals
After working in Rotterdam from 1982 to 1988, Erik Willems joined KPMG in Switzerland beginning 1989, becoming a Partner in 1991. He has 33 years of international experience of coordinating and managing major cross border audit engagements giving him considerable exposure to complex accounting transactions under IFRS and US GAAP, treasury and financing structures, tax, SOX, M&A transactions, shared service centers, governance and risk management structures.
Erik has lead several major projects at his clients including IFRS &US GAAP conversions, implementation of internal control framework, risk management project, due diligences and capital market transactions. Through his role as lead audit engagement partner of several large life science and chemical companies, he has extensive experience in the life science and chemical industry.
Master Degree , Economics, Catholic University Tilburg, The Netherlands
Post academic education to Dutch Chartered Accountant
Member of EMA Global Japanese Practice Steering Committee