Wout is a partner of the Private Client Services department, member of the Family Business Center of Excellence of EY and one of the founders of Tomorrow’s Legacy, a Next Gen Program of EY Belgium.
Responsible for the day-to-day people management of the Private Client Services practice and client responsibility for a portfolio of family business owners, family businesses, C-level executives and (ultra) high net wealth individuals.
Wout studied Law at the Antwerp University, has a master’s degree in Tax from EHSAL in Brussels and Family Governance from St. Gallen (Switzerland).
How Wout is building a better working world
Despite succession planning being acknowledged as a high-priority issue, many family businesses admit that they still have no detailed hand-over plan in place to maintain the business. Wout has developed a unique approach helping clients to develop a family charter, find the right person to take the lead, and deal with the complex tax and legal issues of the transfer of a family business.