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HLB Energy Consulting's Partner for Corporate Finance Heading Up HLB Eurasia

HLB Eurasia, a new association of independent and well-established member firms of HLB International in Eurasian countries, is pleased to announce that Gerard Uijtendaal has been appointed as Regional Leader. Gerard has also been appointed as HLB Energy Consulting’s Partner for Corporate Finance.

Countries forming HLB Eurasia include Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine and Russia.

Before joining Gerard had worked in corporate finance at executive board level for the leading international auditing companies. Having extensive experience of working with international financial institutions such as the EBRD and IFC, Gerard is specializing in mergers and acquisitions, finance for expansion, due diligence, valuations, and forensic investigations. 

At HLB Energy Consulting Gerard will focus on international corporate finance and strategy. He is going to help international companies doing business in Russia, and to Russian companies with their international expansion.

As a regional leader of HLB Eurasia he will establish a valuable hub between HLB member firms in Eurasian countries and the international network of HLB International, which will benefit both local clients of HLB Eurasia and also the international clients of HLB International who want to do business in Eurasian countries. 

“Being very much involved in the execution of deals and implementation of strategy, as well as the direct relationship with clients, I am going to enhance the regional presence of HLB International in Eurasia by coordinating combined strengths of member firms there,” Uijtendaal said.

Gerard is a member of the Dutch Association of Auditors (NBA) and the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC). He is a Chairman of the Accounting Committee of the Association of European Businesses in Russia and a member of the Advisory Board of NANR, the alumni associations of Russian scientists and businessmen who have studied in the Netherlands.

About HLB Energy Consulting

HLB Energy Consulting is a principal member firm of HLB International in Russia and one of the leading independent audit and consulting practices in the country. The company ranks in top-10 largest audit and consulting groups in Russia since 2006. HLB Energy Consulting is a member of HLB Russian Group.  

HLB Energy Consulting provides a wide range of professional services in audit under Russian and international standards, financial, legal and management consulting, IT consulting, marketing. Our aim is to help our clients to grow their businesses by providing them with a bird’s eye view that is anchored in the detail allowing them to confidently focus on releasing their entrepreneurial brilliance. en.hlbec.ru

About HLB International

HLB International is a leading worldwide network of independent professional accounting firms and business advisers. Formed in 1969, HLB International services clients through its member firms in 130 countries, their 2,100 partners and 19,000 staff in over 600 offices worldwide. Member firms are well-established locally with many firms ranked among the top twelve nationally.

HLB International is a member of the Forum of Firms and focuses on quality and personal service, reinforced by regular quality assurance reviews of all member firms, an up-to-date ISA compliant international audit manual and membership of external professional bodies focused on quality issues. www.hlbi.com  

HLB International

HLB International is a largest and upswing world-wide network of independent audit and consulting firms all over the world. Formed in 1969, the network comprises 19,000 staff and over 600 offices. HLB International‘s partners are leading audit firms in local markets. The main partner (Principal Member) of HLB International in Russia is the Energy Consulting Group. According to International Accounting Bulletin, since October 2013 HLB International ranks 6th biggest international net of audit and consulting firms in Russia, following the Big Four companies.

HLB International is a member of Forum of Firms (FoF) – an association of international networks of accounting firms engaged in transnational audits. HLB International specializes in qualitative customer service rendered through partner firms, regularly passing quality control review and operating in compliance with International Standards on Auditing (ISA).

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