Agnes Koops-Aukes - CEO PwC NL
Agnes Koops-Aukes is the Chairman of the Board of Management and CEO of PwC The Netherlands. PwC the Netherlands has more than 5,700 people operating from twelve offices and from three lines of service: Assurance, Tax & Legal and Advisory. They deliver sector-specific services and innovative solutions, not only for national and international companies but also for public sector and civil society organizations.
Agnes was born in Groningen and, as a farmer's daughter, grew up in Oostum. After the HEAO, she met the HR manager of PwC in a discotheque. He inspired her to pursue a career in accounting. Via a master's degree in accountancy (University of Amsterdam) she ended up at one of PwC's legal predecessors in 1992. Fifteen years later she became partner.
As chair of the assurance practice, she joined the Board of Management in 2018. In 2019 she was a finalist in the election for Top Woman of the Year. In addition to her position at PwC, she is currently a member of the Supervisory Board of the Groninger Museum.