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Henrik Ahlers

SpecialityChairman of the Executive Board Germany EY
KeynoteThink positive - there is always a lesson to be learned!
Quote"In crisis mode, it is as important to determine what has to be changed, as to determine what should remain unchanged, like purpose, values and the building of trust.”
Side Fact“With his calm manner, deadpan humor and love for art, Henrik Ahlers has been an active member of the booster club of “The Museum Wilhelm Busch – The German Museum for Caricature and the Art of Drawing” for many years.”

Henrik Ahlers is Country Manager Partner Germany. He was GSA Tax Leader from 2018 until 2021. 

Henrik is a qualified lawyer (Rechtsanwalt) and certified tax advisor (Steuerberater) and has brought experience as a Transaction Tax Partner. Before he joined EY in 2000, Henrik worked as a lawyer for four years in the Audit Services of PWC. 

Henrik’s 25 years of experience encompasses support of clients concerning tax and legal group structuring and acquisition as well as current legal and tax advice of clients of different sizes and legal structures.

His primary focus lies in transaction tax advisory, including buy and sell-side tax due diligence projects, tax advice concerning acquisitions and reorganizations for multinational groups and family businesses.

Due to his experience and ability to effectively liaise with and manage international teams, he acts as Global Tax Account Leader for Volkswagen AG since 2005. In addition, as a member of the EY Global Automotive Network, he has a professional focus on the automotive industry. 

Based on his local relationships, he was able to form a regular meeting circle with the most prominent and globally operating companies headquartered in Lower Saxony. He brings together the Tax Leaders not only to strengthen the business relationships and to present our expertise and teams regularly but also to learn about their topics, worries, and requirements. 

In addition to his operational work, he always enjoyed regularly participate as a lecturer in internal and external events and workshops for clients. Furthermore, he has been a lecturer at the University of Osnabrück for the “Master in Taxation” and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover. 

Attend the 32nd EBS Symposium and learn more about Henrik Ahlers and his success story.

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