Hans Buysse is Managing Partner at Clairfield Benelux in Antwerpen, Belgium, since 2009. He leads a team of 10 people at Clairfield Benelux and has extensive experience in Structured Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Risk Management and Financial Analysis. Hans focuses on business services, infrastructure and financial services. He plays an active role in PPP infrastructure transactions for De Lijn, acting as financial advisor for Koninklijke Bam, Engie, Willemen, Heijmans, Franki. He executed Mergers & Acquisitions mandates for Huawei, Option International, Interparking, DNWB, Ajinomoto, Brambles. He executed strategic missions for the National Lottery, the Belgian Federal Government a.o. together with Nomura, UBS, Duff&Phelps, Leonardo & Co. Hans previously worked for BNP Paribas Financial Markets, Deloitte & Touche (Director), KPMG (Partner), NIBC Bank (Head of Advisory), Codic (CFO).
He is a lecturer at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and an adjunct Professor at the Vlerick Business School. Hans is Board member of EFRAG, EFFAS and XBRL International. He is member of the ESMA CWG CRSC and is chairman of the Belgian Association of Financial Analysts.
Hans holds a Masters in Applied Economics (Vlekho – Brussels), a Masters in Management (F.I.M. – Brussels) and is a Certified European Financial Analyst (ICHEC – Brussels) with a degree in Tax Management (FHS – Brussels).
Right around the world regulators are now asking public companies to make their primary disclosures in a machine readable manner. What are the considerations that Management, Boards of Directors and their auditors need to work through in this new age?