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Gert Claes


BDO Brussels (Airport)

+32 (02) 778 01 00


Gert joined BDO in 2003 as an experienced auditor after a career of more than 10 years in a big four audit firm.  He has a broad experience of more than 25 years in serving a wide range of national and international audit clients in a variety of sectors, both private and public.   Gert has the final responsibility for a number of international engagements, where he coordinates the worldwide audits of clients with headquarters in Belgium.   Beside domestic clients, he also serves an extended portfolio of Belgian subsidiaries of clients with headquarters in Europe, the US and Asia.  Gert is regularly involved in complex and high profile engagements such as IPO’s and private placements in both Europe and the US, where he works in close cooperation with international lawyer firms and investment bankers.  He is familiar with the high quality standards of Belgian and international audit committees, regulating and supervisory bodies. By applying a pragmatic hands-on approach, he is a real expert in reconciling the business focus of his clients with the increasing complexity, risks and high quality reporting requirements of these international standards and regulators.  This makes that Gert is well placed to offer added value to domestic and international clients with an international focus and ambitions.