Meet our newest Partners!
It's with great pleasure that we introduce the new Partners of Deloitte Netherlands as of June 1st, 2022.
Each of their stories is unique, but there is one thing they all have in common: feeling the responsibility to build a better, more inclusive and connected firm.
Read their stories and feel free to connect with them!
Audit & Assurance
Joost van den Akker
‘I am a team builder and always have an eye out to see if everyone is feeling included. It’s very important that we ensure our people feel valued and enjoy what they are doing, so in deciding which clients we want to serve, the ‘fun factor’ is a KPI we need to apply very strongly.’
‘I’m thrilled with how communication technologies can change the world and connect people in different ways. And there is still so much ahead of us (5G, Web 3.0, the metaverse etc.). I want to closely work with our clients to enable people and society to connect better, in more meaningful ways, with stronger control over their private data.’
‘My drive to build a humane world is a shared effort, as I believe that people can truly mean something for one another. The ultimate objective for me personally is to improve security and trust in our society’s financial system, as well as the individuals relying on it for their financial health.’
‘I consider it my mission to make procurement awesome – and by that I mean moving the focus of procurement at our clients from costs and process facilitation to top-line value. Being a (Business Chemistry®) Pioneer, I want to make a change, make things better in everything I do, exploring ideas that might seem crazy to begin with’
‘ I combine my energy and entrepreneurial sense to create propositions that excite. My personal purpose is to live an active and healthy life, and naturally, it’s very closely connected to my professional purpose to influence the social determinants of health for Dutch citizens to live a healthy life.’
‘What inspires me? People! Sometimes it is our young talent, challenging us with their bold ideas. Sometimes it is a deep client relationship that thrives on genuine interest in each other. Sometimes it is a selfless mentor with great passion for our people. Sometimes it is a close friend or family member, acting as a mirror to help me self-reflect.’
‘I enjoy working with diverse teams and highly appreciate team members who are comfortable challenging my ideas or actions, as that helps us deliver better end products. I aim to continue to contribute in making Deloitte a place where people are challenged to use their talents to achieve their full potential.’
‘Making an impact as a forensic auditor and performing investigations focusing on financial and green crime with due care and integrity, is linked to my personal purpose to assist in making society a bit safer. I’ve learned during my career that doing the work I love, with a great, energetic team, is what makes me jump out of bed with a smile every morning.’
‘My leadership style is more centred on empowering others to make decisions, paying attention to diversity of thought and psychological safety, with a focus on team cohesion. By sharing knowledge and experience with each other, spotting opportunities together and granting them to each other, we can learn from each other, but also grow together.’
‘I’m inspired by moving into uncharted territory with great people. There are a number of societal developments that I feel passionate about. Polarisation, resilient society, climate change and the challenges in the broader safety and security domain is something that we – as a society – really need to improve on.’
‘I hope to grow the community of committed, dedicated and diverse risk professionals. I’m inspired by working with all the diverse talent, with their fresh perspectives and everlasting energy and drive in serving our clients in the best way… it’s what makes you want to go the extra mile.’
Tax & Legal
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