Managing Director I Head of Operations Services & Projects I Tax Advisor & CPA
Joachim is Managing Director and Head of Operations Services & Projects.
Joachim has over 30 years of professional experience. He started his career as an auditor at Ernst & Young in 1986. In 1992, he moved to BDO Deutsche Warentreuhand AG where he became an audit partner. From 2002, he took on the role of partner in his own auditing firm for five years. After selling his own firm in 2007, he decided to join optegra as a partner with a strong international focus. Joachim subsequently led the International Accounting & Taxes practice and, following the merger of optegra into Vistra in 2017, continues to serve as Managing Director today. Over the years, he developed a strong focus on inbound business from start-ups and scale-ups based primarily on the US West Coast, in Israel and the UK.
Joachim studied economics at the University of Cologne and holds a diploma. He successfully passed the IT Auditor, Microcomputer and Mainframe exam at the Richard T. Baker Education Center, Cleveland, Ohio. In addition, Joachim is a state-certified tax advisor and certified public accountant.
His native language is German, but he is also fluent in English and speaks a little French.
I no longer need my BVI company: Strike off or liquidation?
27 Sep 2023
BVI companies may be used for many reasons, including as special purpose, operational or transactional vehicles, and there may come a time when the company is no longer needed. There are several…
The SEC’s new private fund adviser rules: Who’s affected and how to prepare
21 Sep 2023
Process agents: What they do and when you need one
20 Sep 2023
New ISSB standards could bring clarity to sustainability disclosures
13 Sep 2023
Switching from an EOR to a legal entity? Here’s what actually happens
06 Sep 2023
Top five challenges — and solutions — when setting up a cross-border private equity fund
30 Aug 2023