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Stephan

The first name in Finding the Answer

Stephan is a Client Services Director with our Corporate team in the Dutch office. A former tax practitioner, Stephan brings this experience to bear during the implementation phase of new client structures. On a day to day basis, Stephan and his team are responsible for the tax compliance aspect of client structures under administration.

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Stephan spent 12 years working for a number of professional services companies, including two of the Big Four accountancy firms. He subsequently held the position of Vice President, Tax in an international real estate company. He joined First Names Group in late 2017. Stephan graduated from Tilburg University with a Degree in Fiscal Economics and completed the Tax Assurance Programme in Nyenrode Business University.

Stephan believes work is a privilege and he is always open to rolling his sleeves up to help a colleague. If there’s a matter he knows how to resolve or a task he can contribute to he will, regardless of whether it falls within his key area of responsibility or not. He enjoys working with Nick Stegehuis, who is not only highly motivated and technically capable, but also has the ability to quickly summarise an issue.

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Stephan has a not so secret ambition to become the Dutch Minister of Finance although game fishing in the Caribbean comes a close second. He relaxes by playing guitar in a cover band but as a listener his musical taste runs the gamut from Mozart to Van Halen. For longer breaks, Stephan heads with his family to the south of France to enjoy fish soup with croutons and rouille with a glass of white wine under the pine trees.