Richard van Vliet studied Business Economics at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam and then did his RA training at the same university. In 1998 he started his career as an accountant in The Hague at what was then called Moret & Limperg, which changed over the years to Moret Ernst & Young, Ernst & Young and since 2014, EY. In 2003 he transferred to EY in Madrid, his wife’s home country. He joined the Spanish partnership in 2014 and since then he has been responsible for a multitude of clients, including large international concerns, but also SMEs and even start-ups. Within EY Spain, Richard leads a program developed by EY Global to support entrepreneurs with ambitious growth plans and is also happy to make this knowledge available to the members of the DBC.