After 10 years in Chile, Mazars -an audit firm of European origin present throughout Latin America- is pleased to welcome four new leaders who will be joining its management team: Rubén López and Juan Pablo Hess, both former Assurance partners of EY Chile, Rodrigo Hernández, former Tax partner of PwC Chile and Oriane Marraud des Grottes, former General Manager of Newrest in Chile.

The arrival of the four professionals -which took place on September 1- is aimed at strengthening the audit, tax, consulting and outsourcing services, with a focus on developing large and medium-sized enterprises in various sectors of the economy. Currently, the Mazars office in Chile counts 150 professionals, led by Damien de La Panouse.

"Our differentiator is our talent management strategy," explains Damien de La Panouse, Managing Partner of Mazars in Chile. "We live in an economy that is increasingly complex, so we need to be prepared to our utmost to accompany our clients in all the stages of their development. That is why we put a great emphasis on the recruitment of outstanding professionals, and this is achieved through long-term relationships with the best local and global universities. In addition, it is important to retain the best talent in order to build long-lasting privileged relationships with our clients."

The new partners

Rubén López holds an MBA from the Adolfo Ibáñez University School of Management Miami, is Certified in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors (IOD) and a Certified Accountant from the University of Santiago de Chile. He was a member of the Executive Committee of EY and leader of Assurance for more than 10 years. He has more than 30 years of professional experience. He joined Mazars as a Lead Partner. "My decision to join Mazars is based, among other things, on the real concern the firm has for the quality of the professionals it recruits and their constant training, which allows it to serve clients in Chile and around the world with the same level of excellence," he says.

Juan Pablo Hess joins the firm as Lead Partner for Accounting and Outsourcing. Commercial Engineer from the Catholic University and Certified in Company Direction from the IOD of London, he was a partner of EY for 25 years in different positions. In addition, he is a board member of Endeavor Chile and between 2014 and 2017 he was president of the Chilean-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CAMCHAL). "Mazars is a real alternative in the market, with a balanced and differentiating vision necessary to advise, in a context of important economic growth, local and foreign companies that want to invest in our country," he explains.

Rodrigo Hernández, meanwhile, joins Mazars Chile as Lead Partner for Tax. He holds an MBA from the Adolfo Ibáñez University School of Management Miami, a Master in Tax Law from the Universidad de Chile and a Law degree from the Universidad Central. He has more than 20 years of experience advising companies, individuals and families on tax issues. He was a lead partner for the Tax Private Market area of ​​EY and later was a Tax partner at PwC. "The in-depth knowledge of Mazars professionals is particularly relevant in a year where changes to the tax system will be fundamental for the decisions that companies can make," he adds.

Oriane Marraud des Grottes will be Outsourcing Partner (AOS). She is a Commercial Engineer with 15 years of experience in administration and finance. She started her career as Controller of a holding company of 15 companies in France. Then, she served as Finance Manager for the Newrest group in Madagascar and Canada, to later assume a General Management position in Chile.