Brussels, 22 March 2013. Ernst & Young announced today that top diplomat Jan Grauls will be joining Ernst & Young Belgium. Jan Grauls has been the Permanent Representative for Belgium at the United Nations in New York since June 2008, and enjoyed a rich diplomatic career. He worked successively in Bonn, Tunis, Brussels, London and Washington D.C. From April, Jan Grauls will be Senior Advisor at Ernst & Young. His unique knowledge, network and experience will be put to use among others in international assignments, European projects and economic missions. He will also be using his rich international experience to advise clients and the Ernst & Young top management.
Rudi Braes, Managing Partner Ernst & Young Belgium: “We of course are proud that a top diplomat such as Jan Grauls is joining Ernst & Young. He has a reputation as an honorable and professional person, and is bringing with him a wealth of experience. The arrival of Jan Grauls is a unique strength for our organization, both with respect to Belgium and internationally. His wide-ranging, international expertise and network offers our people and our clients added value and unique perspectives.”
Jan Grauls: “I am honored that Ernst & Young asked me to join its organization. I hope to put my knowledge of the international and European scene, and my experience with the relevant decision-making processes, at the service of Ernst & Young, a company with a global anchoring. I also look forward to sharing with Ernst & Young and its clients my many years of practical experience promoting our economic interests abroad.