Rik has been the chief executive officer and managing partner of Deloitte Belgium since June 2008. His career at Deloitte Belgium began in 1985; he has since worked directly with many large clients and was named one of Belgium’s top tax advisers several times by the International Tax Review’s World Tax surveys. Prior to becoming CEO, he was the managing partner of the Tax & Legal practice (2004-2008). Vanpeteghem has degrees in law and business management from the University of Leuven and a degree in tax law from the University of Brussels. He is originally from Kortrijk in West Flanders, Belgium where he lives with his wife and their three children. His native language is Flemish (Dutch) and he is fluent in both French and English.