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Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting appoints Frans Klaassen as SVP and General Manager of its TeamMate business unit

Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting today announced that it has appointed Frans Klaassen as Senior Vice President and General Manager of its global TeamMate business unit. Klaassen replaces Jim Dunham who is stepping down from the position to pursue other career interests.

The award-winning TeamMate global expert solutions help internal audit professionals at organizations across all industries around the world manage audit & compliance risks and business issues through targeted, configurable, and efficient software technologies. This ecosystem of cloud-based and on-premise solutions provides organizations with the combined assurance they need to manage all aspects of risk identification and assessment, electronic working paper creation and management, controls framework management, and data analysis.

“As Audit becomes increasingly important on multiple levels, we see synergies between supporting accounting firms’ audit needs and the needs of their clients for internal audit capabilities,” said Karen Abramson, Chief Executive Officer, Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting. “Frans has a long history of defining and refining go to market efforts to meet customer needs and to drive results. His global experience will help ensure that the global TeamMate business meets the current needs of our customers while working to define the future.”

In his previous role, Frans Klaassen led the Canada and Research & Learning segments in the Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting North America business. During this time, he successfully led these organizations in delivering cutting-edge software solutions and expert online research platforms to tax & accounting professionals across North America. Frans Klaassen joined Wolters Kluwer in 2010 and held several management roles in the company’s Legal & Regulatory division in the Netherlands before moving to the Tax & Accounting division in 2017.

Prior to Wolters Kluwer, Klaassen worked in the media industry; he began his career with Procter & Gamble in the Netherlands and Germany, where he held various positions as a financial and marketing professional.

“The TeamMate business has a strong track record of delivering innovative internal audit technologies that help organizations of all sizes across the world identify and manage risks more quickly,” said Frans Klaassen. “I am excited to lead this talented team of experts so we can define and deliver the next generation of expert solutions that auditors need to meet the evolving regulatory and reporting requirements.”

About Wolters Kluwer

Wolters Kluwer (WKL) is a global leader in professional information, software solutions, and services for the healthcare; tax and accounting; governance, risk and compliance; and legal and regulatory sectors. We help our customers make critical decisions every day by providing expert solutions that combine deep domain knowledge with advanced technology and services.

Wolters Kluwer reported 2020 annual revenues of €4.6 billion. The group serves customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in over 40 countries, and employs approximately 19,200 people worldwide. The company is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands.

Wolters Kluwer shares are listed on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. Wolters Kluwer has a sponsored Level 1 American Depositary Receipt (ADR) program. The ADRs are traded on the over-the-counter market in the U.S. (WTKWY).

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