Arno Pouw

In 2017 Arno became a partner at SMC. He has been involved in facilitating self-evaluations of supervisory directors, providing advisory services for mergers, strategy realization, improvement of business effectiveness and executive coaching. Arno has a lot of experience with financial institutions, scale-ups, listed companies, and professional service firms.

After nearly 25 years under his belt as a partner at PwC, where he worked as an accountant, consultant, and executive board member. In the period 2004 to 2013 he was responsible for the Consulting Practice of PwC, Advisory, in the Netherlands and from 2008 also in EMEA. In this capacity, he was a member of the Global Advisory leadership team and the Executive Committee in EMEA. From 2006 to 2013, he served the Executive Board of PwC Netherlands. After his term of office, he was part of Strategy&, where PwC’s strategy practice was placed after the acquisition of Booz & Co. In this division, he carried out consultancy projects for APG, the CFO network of banks in Europe and VvAA, among others. He is currently a supervisory director at Payments BV, advisor to a tax consulting boutique and to two scale-ups.

Arno is a passionate professional with an eye for people in his environment. He is able to put things into perspective and to place projects in a social perspective. He is particularly appreciated by his customers because of his ability to combine his industry knowledge with practical working solutions.