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Olivier Hermand

Olivier Hermand

Financial Services Tax Partner, Human Capital Leader, PwC Belgium, PwC Belgium

As Human Capital Leader, Olivier’s responsible for making sure that the people side of our business is truly represented and included in all discussions around strategy and business objectives. He strongly believes that to be able to attract, grow and retain the best people, we need to really stand out with an engaging and attractive work environment for all the profiles we need, including those who support the (digital) transformation of client firms and our own. 

With a firm belief in the need for a diverse and inclusive population, he focuses on creating a work experience where people aren’t only comfortable being themselves, but are happy, engaged and proud to say they’re part of PwC. An experience where everyone’s continually learning and adding to their (soft and technical) skillset, allowing them to remain future- proof and relevant in their business and society as a whole.

Professional experience  

  • Present: Lecturer tax law Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve  

  • Present: Partner, PwC Belgium Financial Services Tax Country Leader  

  • 2000 – 2004: Tax Lawyer, Senior Associate, Freshfields  

  • 1996 – 2000: Tax Lawyer, Associate, Loeff Claeys Verbeke (now Allen & Overy)  

  • 1995 – 1996: Member of the Department of Social & Economic law, Tax team of Professor Jacques Malherbe, Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve  

 

Experience

  • Tax adviser of top 5 banks operating in Belgium and foreign players

  • Experienced adviser of a wide variety of players (SICAV’s, insurance companies, holding companies, …)

  • Providing practical update and guidance of the tax legislation in relation to tax treatment of financial products

  • Wide ruling practice

  • Tax aspects of treasury centres

  • Involvement in the main restructurings  of FS players over the last years

 

Qualifications

  • 1995, Law Degree, Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve

  • Member of the IFA

  • Member of CRIDES, UCL

  • Maître de conférences invité, Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve

Experience

  • With PwC since 2004

Specialty

  • Operational taxes
  • FATCA
  • RE structuring
  • EU tax matters