In 2000 Zuleika Lasten successfully obtained her fiscal law degree at the Faculty of Law at the University of Tilburg. Straight after graduating, she started working for PwC in the Netherlands. While working for the Dutch PwC firm, Zuleika obtained her Tax Business MBA at the Nyenrode Business University and followed the official training of the Dutch Bar Association of Tax Advisors . In 2003 Zuleika, who is born and raised in Curaçao, returned to her home island Curaçao and continued her career at PwC Dutch Caribbean.
Zuleika became Tax Partner on 1 July 2013 and is thus responsible for the tax practices on Curaçao, Aruba, St. Maarten and Bonaire. Zuleika is actively involved in developing new competitive products and promoting tax efficient solutions for private individuals and clients in a wide range of industries including industrial manufacturing, hospitality, engineering, construction, asset management and banking. She has extensive experience with asset protection, business successions, mergers & acquisitions, fiscal due diligence and tax efficient cross border restructuring.
As the Territory Diversity Leader Zuleika is also responsible for positioning PwC Dutch Caribbean as the most innovative and leading company for diversity and inclusion with regards to amongst other gender diversity, geographical diversity and cultural diversity by reinforcing a culture where all talents have an equal career opportunity to reach their potential.
Zuleika plays a major role in product and business development, fiscal publications and expanding our services in Curaçao, Bonaire and Latin America. She is also a board member of the Curaçao International Financial Services Association (CIFA).