EMEA Advisory Committee

Giorgio Marcolongo
Chair Giorgio Marcolongo Partner & Worldwide Board Member

BĒS Associati

Milan, Italy

Time Zone: UTC+1

Tel: +39 02 87 240 100
Mobile: +39 335319575

Maria Zabala
Deputy Chair Maria Zabala Partner & Worldwide Board Member
Giles Brake
Chief Operating Officer Giles Brake COO

Alliott Group (Exec Office)


Tel: +44 203 330 0110
Mobile: +447908816492

Giles joined Alliott Group in November 2015 and is the alliance's COO. He has overall responsibility for group strategy and for ensuring the membership continues to thrive through growth and consolidation in key markets, the development and extension of group services and an improved return on investment for member firms.

He has over 15 years' experience working for international alliances in senior management roles and has also provided strategic marketing support to professional services firms.

Giles holds the Chartered Institute of Marketing Diploma in Digital Marketing and a degree in European Studies (French & German) from the University of Bath. Married with two children, a girl and a boy.

Zaheer Anis
Member Zaheer Anis

Alliott Management Consulting UAE

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Time Zone: UTC+4

Tel: +971 2 6222 411

Michael Kohler

audalis Kohler Punge & Partner mbB

Dortmund, Germany

Tel: +49 231 2255500
Mobile: +49 231 22 55 - 706

Dr. Michael Kohler is a partner at audalis, Kohler, Punge & Partner - an independent, full-service firm specialized in business, legal, taxation and auditing consultancy services in the Ruhr area in Germany.
In addition to advising small- and medium-sized manufacturing firms, he also regularly offers support in the establishment of foundations and other non-profit organisations, as well as the setup of companies within Germany and abroad in collaboration with the Alliott Group network.
He is the author of a reference work on the accounting and tax treatment practices for pending multi-year industrial plant construction transactions. He also co-authored a specialist text on modern awareness of patent law in higher education.

Luc Lamy
Member Luc Lamy Partner/Shareholder

Tax Consult, S.A.

Brussels, Belgium

Time Zone: UTC+5

Tel: +32 2675 5005

Luc Lamy is the chair of Alliott Group's Global Mobility Services Group and has been a partner at Tax Consult in Belgium since July 2011.

Luc holds a degree in law (University of Liege) and has a specialization in accounting, audit and tax from the Vlerick School Voor Management (University of Ghent). He started his professional career in 1994 with Arthur Andersen. Before joining Tax Consult, Luc was a Tax Director at Deloitte.

Selim Ozutez
Member Selim Ozutez Partner/Shareholder

ICS Bagimsiz Denetim A.S.

Istanbul, Turkey

Time Zone: UTC+2

Tel: +90 212 232 5200

I am a partner with ICS Bagimsiz Denetim A.S. in Istanbul. I have been with involved with the firm from 1997 through 2001 at various levels and as partner since 2008.

I am currently serving as the firm's partner in charge of Accounting and Auditing responsible for monitoring the firm's quality control systems, Risk & Compliance and Fraud Examination departments, and managing relationship with clients. I have previous experience in audits of media and entertainment, technology and internet, aviation, retail and royalty and vendor audits and compliance audits.

I hold Bachelors degrees in Business - Economics, Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Accountancy.
Additionally, Ihold an active CPA license in Turkey and the United States of America as well as being a Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified in Financial Forensics, Certified IT Professional, Chartered Global Management Accountant and Forensic Certified Public Accountant certifications.

Lex Thielen
Member Lex Thielen Partner/Shareholder

Thielen & Associes

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Time Zone: UTC+1

Tel: +352 262 60202

Lex Thielen graduated from the University of Paris Sorbonne in 1985. After his law degree, he continued with a specialized study in contract and tort law (D.E.A in private law) which he finished with distinction. He was a lecturer at the Sorbonne from 1986 to 1988. He was admitted to the Luxembourg Bar in February 1987 and opened his own law firm in 1991. After defending several individuals in highly publicised white collar crime trials, he decided to focus on commercial and financial law, and later also real estate and tax structures through Luxembourg. Recently he published a book on real estate law (Les professionnels de l''immobilier en droit luxembourgeois, Ed. Larcier 2010).