Photographic portrait of Ute Benzel
The world of tax is going through tremendous changes. In my view, technology is going to absolutely disrupt and transform our tax services, more than any other external factor.

Ute Benzel

EY Europe West Tax Finance & Operate and Legal Managed Services Head

Stands for team spirit and for ensuring long-term success with courage and a spirit of curiosity. Lives in Cologne and enjoys snowboarding and skiing, sailing and tennis.

Areas of focus Automotive Tax Tax compliance
Office Köln, DE

Ute Benzel operates as EY Europe West Head of Tax Finance & Operate and Legal Managed Services , the largest region within the global EY organization. Her responsibilities include related strategic, business and technological development of the core areas Tax and Legal at European level (including Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, Belgium, Liechtenstein) and she has worked in the tax and consulting services for more than 30 years. Most recently, she served as EY GSA Regional Managing Partner. Her industry focus is on the automotive and technology sector.

How Ute is building a better working world

“As auditors and tax consultants, we also have a responsibility to society. We work to contribute to strengthening the transparency of the markets and helping ensure the security of our data. At EY, we aspire to give something back to the economy and society through our daily actions. We value an open corporate culture in which our values of diversity, openness, trust, and transparency are lived by everyone. Seizing the opportunities that arise from ongoing change and investing in the development of EY Professionals means a lot to us. We express this aspiration in our statement of purpose, “Building a better working world.““

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