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EMEA Regional Update Dublin, Ireland 22 October 2013 Lourens Oosthuizen. Stephen Hamlet - London, UK [email protected] EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR. Supported by: Kate Hodgson [email protected] EMEA region: 63 firms Offices in 46 Countries.

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EMEA Regional Update

Dublin, Ireland

22 October 2013

Lourens Oosthuizen

Executive director

Stephen Hamlet

- London, UK

[email protected]


Supported by:

Kate Hodgson [email protected]


EMEA region:

63 firms

Offices in 46 Countries


Board members

Lourens Oosthuizen, South Africa (Chairman)

Nilesh Shah, United Kingdom (Vice-Chairman)

Arcangelo Agogliati, Italy

Alain Forestier, France

Ivan Fučík, Czech Republic

Peter Janssen, Netherlands

Hakan Sahin, Turkey

Angelos Theodorou, Cyprus

Ulrich Viefers, Germany

Board Members

Emea board


Chicago, October 2012

London, January 2013

Bucharest, May 2013

Dublin, October 2013

Teleconference: January 2014

EMEA Board

Emea board1

Chairman: also member of WW Board

Meetings in Chicago, London, Charleston, Dublin

Other members from EMEA:

Angelo Colombo (WW Chairman)

Peter Walter

Shimon Yarel

Stephen Hamlet (as non-voting observer and contributor)

EMEA Board


EMEA Board main goals:

Expanding membership/countries

Expanding services

Expanding coverage offers more possibilities:

To offer your clients more assistance

To exchange experience among member firms

To give and get referrals


Provision of information

EMEA Website (www.bkremea.com)

Quarterly E-Update regional newsletter

Tax and Audit technical meetings

Sub-regional meetings (South Africa, BIG, Alps & Mediterranean, Central/Eastern Europe, Middle East)

Quarterly reports on Audit & Accounting by Grant Allsopp (Sydney, Australia)

Specialist Practice Groups (Tax)

Library on www.bkr.com (incl. Doing Business brochures)

Provision of information

Regional website for emea


To expand EMEA content on the www.bkr.com site

To attract new firms in our region, promoting specific activity in EMEA

To host new ideas and service offerings for existing members

To be more personal and focused to the region

Regional website for EMEA


In 2012/13, we recruited:

UNW LLP, United Kingdom (Newcastle)

Molade Trust Management B.V., The Netherlands

Abou Nasr and Associates, Iraq

Auditangol Consulting Enterprise (ACE), Angola

Losses: 2012/13

RST Revisions (Switzerland, Basel)

But still have firms in Zurich and Geneva.

MVP (Belgium)

But we still have a Belgium firm providing Audit services.

Osunbade, Okiti & Co (Nigeria)


Applications pending:

  • Spain (Alicante) – to add to our current members in Barcelona and Madrid/Toledo

  • Belgium (Tax firm) – to replace our lost Tax firm who merged into a network earlier this year

    Other changes:

  • Our Belgium audit firm changed their name to Figurad (from WF&Co.)

Target countries

EuropeMiddle East and Africa

• Estonia • Algeria

• Finland • Kenya

• Lithuania • Namibia

Luxembourg (Audit firm) • Qatar 

Slovakia / Slovenia • Tunisia

Russia (to expand) • Zambia

Target countries



Chair – Anne Mouhssine (France)

Annual Audit meeting (November)

Education and support re Audit & Accounting updates

Due diligence on new members

Liaison with ISC




Chairman - Angelos Theodorou (Cyprus)

Annual Tax meeting (November)

Tuition during meetings

Updating Tax database/contacts

Practice groups

Liaison with ITC


Egian http www bkremea com members area egian aspx

European Group of International Accounting Networks and Associations

24 global organisations offering audit, accounting and business advisory services

Combined turnover of members: US$ 40 billion

Exchange of ideas

Lobbying (for eg, in response to EC Green Paper)

Focus on Network vs. Association; now on Audit policy, plus focus groups for SMPs/SMEs

Representatives: Stephen Hamlet and Ulrich Viefers


Sub regional meetings

Audit and Tax meetings, Amsterdam NL, 26 November 2012 (this year: 25 November 2013)

Southern Africa, Johannesburg, 4-5 March 2013

BIG, London UK, 8 March 2013 (next year: 7 March 2014)

Central/Eastern Europe, Vienna, 20-21 June 2013

Alps and Mediterranean, Nice, 20 September 2013

Middle East (TBD...2014)

Bi/tri -lateral meetings

Sub-regional meetings

Statistical analysis

Introduced as useful tool for sharing information/making comparison among members

Target to further enhance information despite various jurisdictions

Presentation at EMEA Regional conference

Statistical Analysis

2014 joint emea asia pacific meeting

Istanbul: comparison among members2-5 May

2014 Joint EMEA/Asia Pacific Meeting

Bkr emea region
BKR comparison among membersEMEARegion

Thank You