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Hans Buysse

Hans Buysse is managing partner of Clairfield Benelux, the Belgian Partner Firm of Clairfield International, a worldwide corporate finance firm that provides advisory services, mainly in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, to both international corporations and family-owned enterprises across an array of industries. Hans has more than 25 years banking and corporate finance experience. This includes buy side and sell side assignments, as well as MBO and IBO, within the energy & utilities sector, telecom, real estate and infrastructure.  He also has extensive experience in structured finance, financial restructuring, strategic advisory, valuations and PPP. He was involved in most large Belgian PPP deals.

He started his career at KU Leuven, moved to Generale Bank in 1992 (Corporate Banking, Group Treasury (financial markets) and Central Credit Department). He cofounded the Corporate Finance division at Deloitte & Touche Belgium in 1997, worked as a partner for KPMG Corporate Finance up to 2007 and at NIBC Bank Belgium where he was head of Advisory.

Hans is Chairman of the Belgian Association of Financial Analysts ( He  is EFFAS Executive Management Committee member and Treasurer  ( and XBRL International Chairman. Hans has been member of the ESMA Corporate Reporting Standing Committee's Consultative Working Group ( Hans was nominated EFRAG Board Member as of November 2014 onwards.

He holds a master degree in Applied economics, specialised in finance, a master degree in management and a degree in Tax. He is a Certified European Financial Analyst (FSA accredited).