With effect from October 1, WTS Global welcomes Matthias Lichtblau, former Executive Director of the international arm of German law firm, CMS, as Chief Operational Officer (COO).
As a member of the Global Executive Team, he will support CEO, Wim Wuyts with the acceleration and implementation of the WTS Global strategy.
In this role, Matthias will primarily focus on Network Development in markets that are crucial for continued strong growth, facilitate Business Development and further manage operational cooperation amongst our international teams within our Global Service Lines.
At CMS, where Matthias started working in 2007, he oversaw all global operations. Prior to CMS, Matthias spent seven years at Clifford Chance where he was a member of the European Regional Management team and Head of Business Development for Germany. Matthias holds an MBA and PhD degree in Business Administration.
“As Chairman of the board at WTS Global and CEO at WTS Germany, I am delighted to welcome Matthias in our rows. I am sure that, with him on board, many of our German originated business initiatives can be fully leveraged into the global community. Last, but not least, I am happy to see that Matthias brings along many years of experience to make digital transformation a relevant factor for business success. “ - Fritz Esterer, Chairman of the Board of WTS Global and CEO WTS Germany
“I warmly welcome Matthias to our WTS Global community. I am convinced that with his business mindset and his many years of international experience, he will bring us closer to our aspiration of building the tax firm of the future.” - Wim Wuyts, CEO WTS Global
“After almost 14 years at CMS, I wanted to start something new in my career where I could bring in my experience of operating in a professional service firm. The dynamic growth of WTS Global as well as the clear strategic objective to become a truly global tax firm convinced me to be a part of the journey.“ - Matthias Lichtblau, COO WTS Global
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