Baker Tilly Curacao

Eric J. Vesseur RA Partner

Eric J. Vesseur RA

Partner
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Eric J. Vesseur RA (1962), Managing Partner of Baker Tilly in the Dutch Caribbean. Eric has obtained his accountancy degree in 1992. He has been partner of Baker Tilly Curacao since 1996. Formerly, Eric worked at KPMG in the Netherlands Antilles as well as in the Netherlands. Eric has acquired wide experience in the area of auditing and consulting in a broad range of economic sectors such as financial services industry, insurance, IT, telecom, wholesale and retail. Eric is a former and active board member of several professional institutions and charities.

Victor T.M. Bergisch RA Partner

Victor T.M. Bergisch RA

Partner
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Victor Bergisch (1964), Partner, started his career in 1988 at KPMG in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He graduated as Registeraccountant in 1997 at NIVRA-Nyenrode and in that year he moved to Curacao to be employed at KPMG Curaçao. He joined Baker Tilly Dutch Caribbean mid 2011. Victor has gained extensive experience in the financial services industry in the Netherlands Antilles, especially in banks, insurance companies and pension funds, as well as telecommunication and holding & finance companies.

Frank A.C. Groenewegen AA Partner

Frank A.C. Groenewegen AA

Partner
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Frank A.C. Groenewegen AA (1967), Partner. Frank started his career in accountancy 20 years ago in the Netherlands and has gained extensive experience in advising small and medium sized entities and non-profit organizations in practically all industries. Before he joined our firm in 2009 he has worked as a manager and partner in the Netherlands and during a 3-year period as senior-manager of Ernst & Young on Curaçao. He has specialized in CFO On Demand services, advising family owned businesses, reviews of financial forecasts and business valuations.

Arthur C. van Aalst Tax Partner

Arthur C. van Aalst

Tax Partner
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Arthur C. van Aalst, Tax Partner, obtained his law degree from the University Leiden in 1998. He has a master in Direct Taxation and Tax Advocacy. In addition, Arthur followed several JD and LL.M courses at the University of Florida, Gainesville, USA. In 1999, Arthur joined the law firm NautaDutilh as tax attorney. He worked for NautaDutilh’s offices in Rotterdam and New York. Arthur also worked as tax lawyer for RSM Niehe Lancée Kooy and Ernst&Young and developed himself as a specialist in the field of international tax law and legal tax proceedings.

Arthur is the author of several legal articles in Dutch tax journals and the Dutch Financial Times and knows exactly how to convert difficult tax legislation or tax science into practical advices. Arthur specializes in the taxation aspects of:
- the organization and reorganization of international groups;
- the (re-)financing of loans;
- mergers and acquisitions
- the purchase, sale or renting of real estate;
- international transactions; and
- due diligence, (second) opinions and transfer pricing issues.
In addition, Arthur has a wide experience in the field of legal tax proceedings; from the local court up to and including the Supreme Court.
 

Anjli Finessi  Tax Partner

Anjli Finessi

Tax Partner
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Anjli A. Finessi, Tax Partner, obtained her Master's degree in Fiscal Law from the University of Amsterdam in 2002 and her AB from Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH, U.S.A., in 1990. Between college and law school, Anjli worked in the International Banking Department of Coudert Brothers, a law firm in New York City, and in the international tax department of Price Waterhouse in Tokyo, Japan. Anjli interned at Loyens & Loeff Curaçao in 1999 and was asked to join the firm as a tax adviser in 2000 while finishing her degree in the Netherlands. During that time, Anjli also interned at the Loyens & Loeff Amsterdam and Rotterdam offices. In 2005 she left Loyens & Loeff to join MeesPierson Intertrust in Curaçao where she stayed until 2008.

While at MeesPierson Intertrust, Anjli acquired extensive knowledge of corporate and fiduciary services. She re-joined Loyens & Loeff in 2008 as Senior Associate Tax for both Curaçao and Aruba where she specialized in international corporate and personal (re)structuring, structured loans and (re)financing, aircraft leasing and cross-border asset protection and estate planning, with a particular focus on Latin American High Net Worth Individuals (HNIs) and so-called multi-Latinas (international conglomerates established and operating mainly in Central and South America and the Caribbean).

Anjli is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and is fluent in written and spoken English, Spanish, Dutch and Italian.

Geraldine Josephina Tax Partner

Geraldine Josephina

Tax Partner
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Geraldine C. Josephina (1964), graduated in Dutch tax law from the University of Leiden, The Netherlands (1990). Before joining the tax practice at Baker Tilly Dutch Caribbean, she worked more than 24 years at Loyens & Loeff Curacao. She has wide experience in advising small and medium (large) national and international companies as well as individuals on direct and indirect taxation. She provides tax assistance in corporate restructurings, including mergers and acquisitions. She also assists with tax audits and has experience in litigation in the tax and administrative law area.

Languages: Dutch, English, Spanish, Papiamentu.

Wilco van Oosten Tax Advisor

Wilco van Oosten

Tax Advisor
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Wilco van Oosten RB (1965), manager compliance/tax adviser local market. Wilco started his professional career in 1990 with Coopers & Lybrand (nowadays PricewaterhouseCoopers) in Utrecht, the Netherlands. In 1997 he moved to St. Maarten for a period of 6 years. In January 2007 he returned to the Netherlands Antilles and joined Baker Tilly Curacao. Wilco is responsible for the compliance practice and all tax advice generated from this practice. Next to that, Wilco is specialized in tax advice with respect to the fiscal aspects of pension schemes.

Sita Finessi Kimatrai Tax Advisor

Sita Finessi Kimatrai

Tax Advisor
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Sita Finessi-Kimatrai, Tax Advisor, has a Master’ s degree in law from the University of the Netherlands Antilles in Curaçao and a J.D. from Boston College Law School, Boston, Mass.; in both countries she majored in fiscal law.

She began her career as a tax adviser with the tax advisory firm of Loyens & Volkmaars in Curaçao, and later, as the Director of International Tax for Fiat S.p.A. based in Turin, Italy, set up and managed the tax departments of all Fiat companies in Europe, the U.S.A. and several South American countries. After she left Italy to return to Curaçao, she first worked as a tax adviser for KPMG and later returned to Loyens & Loeff (the former Loyens & Volkmaars). She has ample experience in international tax matters and specializes in the tax efficient corporate (re)structuring of large, internationally operating, corporations and the personal tax matters of their shareholders.

Sita speaks and writes Dutch, English, French, Italian and Spanish fluently.

Maria Agatha Tax Compliance Associate

Maria Agatha

Tax Compliance Associate
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Maria Agatha-Chan (1973), Tax Compliance Associate, studied Finance and Control at the HES in Amsterdam. She started her career in the banking and finance industry working for Aegon and ING Bank in the Netherlands. After 20 years of professional working experience in the Dutch financial markets, Maria moved to Curaçao and joined Baker Tilly Curacao. Maria provides tax compliance services and is responsible for database management.

Militza de Palm Tax Compliance Associate

Militza de Palm

Tax Compliance Associate
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Arjen Pool Audit Manager

Arjen Pool

Audit Manager
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Arjen Pool (1968), Audit Manager, works at Baker Tilly Curacao since 2002. He started his career at Ernst & Young Accountants in The Netherlands and worked several years as a financial controller for a retail and real estate company. Arjen has lots of experience with audit and advisory at both public and semi-public companies and several finance companies (hedge funds and investment companies) in the offshore branch in the Dutch Caribbean.

Natalie Haitsma RA Audit Manager

Natalie Haitsma RA

Audit Manager
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Natalie Haitsma (1980), Audit Manager. Natalie joined Baker Tilly Curacao in September 2011. She started her career at KPMG in The Netherlands and worked there for seven years. In 2009 she finished her RA education at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. Natalie has extensive experience with audits in the following branches: Aircraft development and production; Construction; Government and Education institutes; Healthcare institutes; Insurance companies, Pension Funds, Retail and Transportation.

Natalie gained experience with the following types of assignments:
• Audit and review of financial statements;
• Non profit audits;
• EDP Audit;
• Rates and Cost surveys;
• Compliance audits;
• Interim bookkeeping support.

Since May 2012 Natalie is a Board member of the Dutch Caribbean Accountants Association in the function of treasurer and she is chairman of the commission of the Young Professionals Dutch Caribbean.

The personal values of Natalie are commitment to quality, result driven, excellent communicative skills, teamplayer.

Caroline da Silva de Jesus RA Audit Manager

Caroline da Silva de Jesus RA

Audit Manager
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Caroline da Silva de Jesus (1984) started her career in the Netherlands in 2007 working for a small then a midsized audit firm. In 2009 she obtained her degree in Master of Accountancy & Control from the University of Amsterdam and in that year she moved to Curaçao to work for KPMG. She has gained experience on audit engagements in various industries, which include large local government entities, banks, pension funds and healthcare. She also has experience in review and compilation engagements and has been involved in some advisory engagements. 
She joined Baker Tilly Curacao in the beginning of 2013 and has finished her post Master Register Accountant at ICUC Curacao in the beginning of 2014.
 

Freeney Felicia RA MSc Junior Manager

Freeney Felicia RA MSc

Junior Manager
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Freeney Felicia (1978), Junior Manager, started her career at a local audit firm. After working 1.5 year at this firm she moved to the Netherlands. She worked 9 years at Baker Tilly Berk in the Netherlands and studied at Nyenrode Business University where she obtained her Master in science degree in 2011. She joined Baker Tilly De Paus Vesseur at the end of 2011 and finished the ‘Register Accountant’ study in the beginning of 2014. Freeney has gained experience with audits in the following branches: retail, construction, education institutes, lawyers and Healthcare institutes. She has also gained experience with assignments regarding:

Compliance audits;

Non profit audits;

Review of financial statements;

Compilation of financial statements and

Interim bookkeeping support

 

Suhaley Ramos Audit Senior

Suhaley Ramos

Audit Senior
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Suhaley Ramos (1989), Audit Senior, started her career in 2010 at KPMG, she switched to PwC in 2012 and in 2013 she started at Baker Tilly Curaçao. Suhaley has gained experience on audit engagements in various industries, which include large local government entities, banks, healthcare and also many offshore entities and funds. She also has experience in review and compilation engagements and some agreed upon procedures. Suhaley is currently studying CPA.

Sonia Rodrigues da Cova Audit Senior

Sonia Rodrigues da Cova

Audit Senior
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Sonia Rodrigues da Cova (1982), Audit Senior, studied Bachelor of Science in Auditing and Controlling at the university of the Netherlands Antilles, Sonia has been employed at our office since 1 September 2012. Prior to joining to Baker Tilly Curacao she worked at KPMG Curacao. She has gained experience in audit engagements of various industries, which include insurance companies, banks, hotels, funds and foundations.

Kyri Honigh Audit Senior

Kyri Honigh

Audit Senior
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Kyri S.R.G. Honigh (1986), Audit Senior, obtained his Master’s degree in Accounting, Auditing and Control in 2013 at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands. After having worked for a year at Deloitte in the Netherlands he returned to Curacao in 2013. And after having gained experience at PWC Dutch Caribbean he joined our team in November 2015.

Kyri has gained experience in financial auditing by working on a broad range of local and international clients, including those in the retail sector, financial sector, off shores, hospitality sector, not-for-profit organizations and government owned entities.

He is fluent in Dutch, English, Papiamentu and speaks Spanish.

Maribel Santana Tax Advisor

Maribel Santana

Tax Advisor
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Maribel A.M. Santana (1984), Tax Advisor, obtained her master degree in Fiscal Economics at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands in 2014. Prior to joining Baker Tilly Curacao in 2014, Maribel gained experience in tax related matters by working for the compliance practice of a non-profit foundation and for Nationale Nederlanden, one of Netherlands largest insurance companies. Currently she works for Baker Tilly Curacao’s national and international tax advice practice and deals with tax matters such as mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings and tax rulings. Maribel is fluent in Dutch, English, Spanish and Papiamentu.

Charel Verheggen Tax Advisor

Charel Verheggen

Tax Advisor
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Charel Verheggen (1989), Tax Advisor, optained her bachelor degree in Fiscal Law and Economics from the University of Curacao in 2014. In 2012 Charel started her professional career as a tax assistant with a small tax firm in Curacao. In 2013 she worked as tax trainee at the law firm Spigt Dutch Caribbean. Charel joined Baker Tilly Curacao in 2014 and is active in the tax compliance and tax advice practice and a specialist in the field of wage tax and social security premiums. Charel is fluent in Dutch and English.

Tanja Mishre Audit Senior

Tanja Mishre

Audit Senior
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Tanja J.A. Mishre (1983), Audit Senior, will obtain her bachelor of Economics in the beginning of 2014. Tanja started her career 6 years ago at our firm. She has gained experience on audit engagement in various industries, which include funds and healthcare. She also has experience in review and compilation engagements.

Renska Rojer Senior Assistant Accountant

Renska Rojer

Senior Assistant Accountant
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Renska Rojer (1989), Senior Assistant Accountant, studied Bachelor of Science in Accounting, major in Auditing at the University of the Netherlands Antilles. She is currently finalizing her Master of Science in Accounting at the University of Curaçao in conjunction with the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. After finalizing her Bachelor study, she began working at PwC Curaçao. She has gained experience from auditing clients in various types of industries including those in retail sector, financial sector, off shores, hospitality sector, government owned entities and not-for-profit organizations. Renska joined the Baker Tilly Dutch Caribbean in September 2014.

Carresse Istatia Senior Assistant Accountant

Carresse Istatia

Senior Assistant Accountant
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Carresse N.I. Istatia (1971), Senior Assistant Accountant, studied Business Administration at ICUC (formerly Curises/UNA). Started her career at our office ten years ago as Assistant Accountant. During these years she has professionalized herself on the area of auditing, review, compilation and payroll advisory for several industries and was outsourced as Interim Bookkeeper and the setup of financial records for several companies. Prior to her career at Baker Tilly Curaçao she was working as assistant finance manager at Maduro Travel Curacao.

Peresa Job Assistant Accountant

Peresa Job

Assistant Accountant
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Peresa Job (1990), started her career at Baker Tilly Curaçao in 2013 as Assistant Accountant. She studied Business Administration at Hogeschool van Amsterdam and obtain her bachelor degree in 2013. After her studies in the Netherlands she returned back to Curaçao to join the team of Baker Tilly Curaçao. Peresa did her internships at ‘KPMG Curaçao’ gained experience in the compilation field  and ‘Stadsdeel Zuid Amsterdam’ in the finance department. She has gained significant experience in compilation engagements and audit engagement in various industries.

Alice Ou Yang Assistant Accountant

Alice Ou Yang

Assistant Accountant
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Alice Ou Yang (1985), Assistant Accountant, started her career as a consultant at various midsized audit firms. Prior to joining to Baker Tilly Curacao she worked at KPMG Curacao. She has gained experience in audit engagements of various industries, which include insurance companies, banks, hotels, funds, healthcare and foundations. She joined Baker Tilly Baker Tilly Curacao at the end of 2013.

Marit Kuiper Assistant Accountant

Marit Kuiper

Assistant Accountant
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Marit Kuiper (1993), joined Baker Tilly Dutch Caribbean in September 2015 as Assistant Accountant. She studied Business Administration at the Hanzehogeschool Groningen and she obtained her bachelor degree in 2015. Marit did her internships at KPMG St. Maarten and Papagayo (located at Curacao). After completing her studies she decided to return to Curacao. Marit is currently studying for the post Bachelor AA at the Inter-Continental University of the Caribbean.