WTS, a global full-service provider of tax, financial & deal advisory, welcomes Ulrike Schellert as a new member of the Executive Board. In addition to her role as Managing Partner and Head of Service Line International Tax & Permanent Establishments (ITP), she will be responsible for Business Partnering as well as Diversity, Integration & Change Management, Internal Processes and Partner Development at group level.
WTS, one of the leading consulting firms for Tax Advisory and Financial & Deal Advisory, welcomes Ulrike Schellert as a new member of the Executive Board. In addition to her role as Managing Partner and Head of Service Line International Tax & Permanent Establishments (ITP), she will be responsible for Business Partnering as well as Diversity, Integration & Change Management, Internal Processes and Partner Development at group level.
"With Ulrike Schellert, we have strengthened the Executive Board with a very experienced consultant and long-standing Managing Partner. She is an absolute group tax specialist, knows WTS from the ground up and stands for our unique WTS culture. This predestines her for her new tasks, especially for the further development of our business partnering model as the central consulting approach of WTS. Furthermore - especially with our strong growth - her additional focus on internal processes is another important key factor for our future business success", explains Fritz Esterer, CEO of the WTS Group.
Ulrike Schellert has been working as a partner for WTS in Germany and abroad since 2008. In 2016, she was promoted to Managing Partner and leads two large DAX mandates within the framework of a business partnering model. Her professional focus is on tax advice for multinational companies and their project activities abroad as well as strategy & process consulting. Prior to joining WTS, she was head of the group tax department of the Swiss company Oerlikon for two years and held other senior positions in industry and consulting.
At WTS, Ulrike Schellert has been involved in employee and partner development for many years and is committed to diversity and equality, especially the promotion of women in leadership positions. For example, she is a founding member of the WTS internal women's network (NOW). In addition, she has successfully supported numerous internal restructuring and change processes in recent years.
"The increasing company size of WTS and the changed framework conditions in a digitalized working world require a significantly higher weighting of change and internal processes. At the same time, the promotion of junior staff and the topic of diversity are important drivers for successful corporate development. I am therefore very pleased and it is a matter close to my heart to fill my board portfolio with these special tasks," comments Ulrike Schellert, member of the board at WTS Group.
Schellert adds: "Another important focus of mine will be the overarching responsibility and the expansion of our business partnering mandates. With this successful model, WTS assumes the function of a fully-fledged tax organization in whole or in part. Clients benefit above all from quality and flexibility aspects and can also leverage considerable synergy effects. In times of increasing regulation, this service is becoming considerably more important."
WTS is a global full-service provider of tax, financial and deal advisory. With more than 1,500 experts in Germany and being one of the most progressive digital units worldwide, WTS develops innovative and integrated solutions to support digital transformation and to safely navigate tax and finance functions through the increasing regulatory challenges.
The WTS consulting services are represented by its three business units: Tax, Advisory and Digital. WTS deliberately does not offer annual audits and is therefore, an independent and long term partner.
WTS is represented in 13 locations in Germany, and in more than 100 countries worldwide.
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