Grant Thornton announced a significant expansion in the Dutch Caribbean, with the addition of offices in Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao and St. Maarten, effective 1 August, providing coverage across the wider Dutch Caribbean, including Saba, Sint Eustatius and Surinam.
This expansion adds considerable strength to Grant Thornton’s already solid presence in 13 locations across the Caribbean. The Dutch Caribbean is an important market and the former PwC firm becomes our largest in the region.
Steve Vanenburg will lead the firm, supported by a further four partners and 160 staff across four offices. The firm has a great reputation and is market leader in the Dutch Caribbean, offering a full suite of services across a wide number of sectors, with a focus on travel, tourism and leisure and financial services.
Francesca Lagerberg, Global Leader – Network Capabilities, commented: “I am delighted to welcome such a high-quality firm into the Grant Thornton global network. There are significant growth opportunities in the region, and it is strategically important to have a strong presence in the Dutch Caribbean. With this new member firm, the Grant Thornton brand significantly strengthens its coverage in the Caribbean.”
Steve Vanenburg, the firm’s managing partner, commented, “We are excited to become a member of the Grant Thornton organization, which provides the perfect platform from which to achieve our growth ambitions. We are leaders in our local markets, but we understand the importance of having a strong global brand to help us keep it that way. We are very enthusiastic about the opportunity this will provide our people, our clients and the organization."
The senior leadership comprises: Steve Vanenburg – Managing partner, Curaçao Edsel Lopez – Partner, Aruba Hans Ruiter – Partner, Aruba Herbert Beldman – Partner, St. Maarten Paul van Vliet – Partner, St. Maarten
Your queries can be directed to Steve Vanenburg, Grant Thornton Dutch Caribbean