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ITR Asia Tax Forum 2016 - Speakers


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Speakers at the 2016 event included:


Sarah Ng


Area Tax Controller - JAPAC
Abbvie

Sarah Ng is a tax specialist with extensive experience in managing international and regional tax projects. In her role as the area tax controller with AbbVie, Sarah has overall responsibility for both direct and indirect tax functions in JAPAC, and for the deployment of AbbVie's preferred Tax Operating Model across the region.
Before joining AbbVie, Sarah was an international tax director with PwC China, where she served as a trusted tax adviser to Chinese companies in their outbound investments.  Her areas of interest include M&A, outbound tax structuring, pre-initial public offering (IPO) reorganisation, supply chain planning and of late, tax function effectiveness.


Tim Wach


Managing Director
Taxand

Tim Wach is managing director of Taxand. He works across all of Taxand ensuring an enhanced and seamless cross-border service, with knowledge sharing and best practice at heart to deliver first-class services to multinational clients.

Tim assumed the position after a career of more than 25 years at Gowling Lafleur Henderson, which is exclusively Taxand Canada, where he specialised in M&A, financings and international tax with focus on the private equity and energy sectors.

Tim also has extensive experience in government relations and tax policy, having twice served in the Tax Policy Branch of the Canadian Department of Finance in Ottawa, most recently as director of legislative development and chief legislative counsel. In that role Tim chaired the Interdepartmental Legislation Review Committee, the committee responsible for the preparation of Canada's federal income tax legislation for submission to Parliament.  He also appeared regularly as a witness on behalf of the Department of Finance before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance and the Senate Standing Committee on National Finance when those committees considered tax policy matters.


Abhishek Shah

Abhishek Shah

Regional VAT/GST Lead, Global Tax and Trade
Caterpillar Asia

Abhishek is the regional VAT/GST lead at Caterpillar and covers the entire Asia-Pacific region (including India & China) for indirect tax planning, compliance and strategic litigation. He has worked for Accenture before, in a regional role.

Abhishek is a chartered accountant and has more than 13 years of professional experience in the field of indirect taxation. Before relocating back to Singapore, Abhishek worked for Big 4 firms in India where he was assisting multinational clients on a range of tax issues across compliance, litigation, structuring M&A deals. He has also led the national VAT compliance practice and has supported development/leveraging of tax technology solutions.

Abhishek has been a regular speaker at various tax/industry/educational forums and has authored articles in newspapers & magazines, including International Tax Review. Abhishek has also conducted in-house/external training on VAT/GST.


Brian Jesinkey

Brian Jesinkey

Director of Tax, Americas and Asia Pacific
Lenovo

Brian Jesinkey is director of tax, America and Asia Pacific for Lenovo, Brian is Responsible for the managing all of the direct and indirect taxes for North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific and he is supported by a team of 25 professionals and accounting firms across the regions. Focus areas include compliance, audits, income tax provisioning, transfer pricing/APAs, planning and internal business support.

Prior to joining Lenovo, he worked for Nortel, EY and GSK.


Mitchell Kops


Global Head of Corporate Tax
Withers Bergman

Mitchell's practice focuses on US international and domestic tax matters. Mitchell advises international and US companies, entrepreneurs and other high net worth individuals, and hedge and private equity funds managers with respect to (i) US and international income tax matters, (ii) inbound, outbound, and domestic business and investment structuring, including matters involving intellectual property, financial products and life insurance, withholding taxes, foreign tax credit planning, US tax reporting issues, and compensation issues, and (iii) a variety of transactions, including business and asset purchases and sales, partnership/LLC and corporate transactions, real estate purchase and sales, fund organizations and liquidations.


Kristin Konschnik


Partner
Withers Worldwide

Kristin advises companies and individuals on US and international transactional tax matters, including cross-border sales and acquisitions, IP structuring, hedge and private equity fund structures, and tax-efficient US inbound and outbound business and investment structures. She frequently advises management on a range of US tax issues, including compensation matters, in private equity buyout and rollover transactions. She also regularly advises clients on foreign tax credit and treaty planning.

Kristin advises clients on tax-efficient giving and the structuring of philanthropic vehicles as well as qualification under, and maintenance of, US Section 501(c)(3) status. Kristin also advises clients in connection with establishing appropriate structures for
cross-border charitable giving, including the establishment of US 'friends of' organizations and 'dual qualified' charity structures to enable tax-efficient giving in multiple jurisdictions.

Kristin also represents clients before the US Internal Revenue Service in a variety of matters, is the head of Withers' voluntary disclosure practice in London and advises clients on the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).


Harm Oortwijn

Harm Oortwijn

Director of International Tax
Paramount Pictures 

Harm J. Oortwijn is Director of International Tax with Paramount Pictures (a Viacom company).

He has 20 years of international tax experience with a number of multinational companies as both in-house professional and tax consultant. He is well-versed in international tax software & solutions development, US & international tax planning and compliance, US GAAP & IFRS tax accounting principles and ERP tax implementation issues.


Ketan Madia


Tax Director, South East Asia
GE

Ketan Madia is Tax Director, South East Asia for GE, based in Singapore.  Ketan started his career with Arthur Andersen in 1994, advising MNCs across industry segments.  Over the 16 years, Ketan has done a variety of finance, operations and tax roles for GE’s infrastructure and financing businesses in South Asia.


Adnan Begic


Head of Transfer Pricing, Asia Pacific
Michelin

Adnan has 9 years of Transfer Pricing (TP) experience from his pervious role as TP advisor in Big 4 in Singapore and New Zealand and currently as In-house TP Specialist in an MNC.

Adnan has significant experience preparing multi-jurisdictional transfer pricing planning and documentation projects for companies across a diverse range of industries, including:  oil & gas, retail, healthcare, pharmaceutical, automotive, construction, shipping, IT, technology, logistics, food & beverage, apparel, consumer electronics  and fast moving consumer goods.

Adnan has been involved in many APAs with the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore and other revenue authorities in Australia, UK, Japan, New Zealand and Korea.

Adnan's experience also includes designing, implementing and supporting tax and transfer pricing models to support the full value chain restructuring of various multinational enterprises in different industries. He is also a frequent speaker on regional TP conferences covering the latest TP and BEPS topics.


Kriti Velji



Principal Advisor (Transfer Pricing)
Inland Revenue Department New Zealand 

Kriti Velji is a chartered accountant and a member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants. Kriti holds a position of a Principal Adviser Transfer Pricing at the Inland Revenue Department in New Zealand.

Kriti's responsibilities are to advise and support investigators undertaking field audit activities where knowledge of international tax treaty interpretation and transfer pricing practices is essential. Kriti undertakes risk reviews and provides direction and support to investigators undertaking audit activities where knowledge of transfer pricing practices is essential.  In addition, she has completed a vast number of advance pricing agreements including unilateral and bilateral which involves negotiating with foreign jurisdictions. Kriti also provides training session internally, externally and internationally.


Annie Pan



Tax Director, Group Tax APAC
RELX Group

Annie Pan is a tax professional (she obtained her master of tax and MBA as well as her CPA qualification in Australia) with more than 17 years work experience in the area of international tax, 10 years with global Fortune 500 multinational companies, and seven years with a Big 4 firm in Australia mainly providing tax related services to top ASX 100 corporate clients.

She has been the tax director, APAC (based in Singapore) with the RELX Group (formerly Reed Elsevier) since October 2012. Her role covers oversight of the tax compliance, tax advisory and tax planning function for more than 100  entities in four business segments in the Asia-Pacific region. Her role also requires her to focus on transfer pricing and cross-border transactions, as well as M&A/business restructuring in different divisions across the region. She is also teaching Australian taxation law in James Cook University (Singapore campus) on a part time basis.


Morrie Cheng



Vice President, Tax, Asia 
MetLife 

Morrie Cheng has more than 20 years of experience in taxation. In particular, he has hands-on experience in Asian taxation and insurance taxation. Morrie is vice president, tax, Asia at MetLife. Before joining MetLife, Morrie held several consulting and senior in-house tax positions. He is a chartered accountant and certified public accountant.


Amit Gupta



Director - Tax
Dell Global BV

Amit Gupta is currently the Director‚ Tax for Dell in India based in Bangalore in India. He is responsible for all the company's tax matters in India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Pakistan and reports directly to the global head of tax (VP, Tax) of Dell based in Austin in the US.

Before relocating to Bangalore, Amit was based in Singapore managing taxes in the Asia Pacific & Japan (APJ) region. In this role, he was responsible for all tax matters across Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Korea, India and Singapore.

Before joining Dell, Amit was the tax leader (VP) at GE Capital in India where his responsibilities included managing taxes (corporate and indirect) for various legal entities and advising/implementing tax efficient structures for equity investments, cross-border funding/loans, leases, joint ventures and acquisitions. Amit has also worked as South Asia Tax Manager for Intel and, among other things, managed transfer pricing audits, negotiations with government on tax holidays, duty/tariff reductions and exemptions. Before joining Intel, he worked as a senior consultant at Arthur Andersen/EY, advising clients on various indirect tax and corporate tax matters, and started his career with Kellogg in India as a financial analyst. In a career spanning 18 years, Amit has managed tax functions end-to-end, that is, from tax planning to tax controllership/compliance. 


MH Qureshi



Vice President - Taxation, Asia Pacific
Genpact Group

Haroon Qureshi is a commerce graduate from Delhi University and a chartered accountant by profession, with more than 25 years' experience in the fields of finance and taxation in financial services / IT sectors. He worked with the SRF group in their finance business from 1990 to 1997. He then joined GE Capital India, working with them until 2004 supporting their financial services and IT businesses. Since 2005, he has been working as vice president, taxation with the Genpact group, leading the direct and indirect tax function for the Asia Pacific region. His experience includes handling a variety of complex issues across the tax, regulatory and accounting domains.


Jay Shim



Partner
Lee & Ko

Jay Shim, a partner in the tax group, is a leading expert in the areas of overseas investment, energy, offshore funds, tax dispute resolution and international arbitration & cross-border litigation involving joint ventures.
 
Jay leads the firm's international tax planning and transactions practice. He also has extensive experience with international project finance and structured products. His client base is largely comprised of foreign multinational companies, private equity and hedge funds. He has also assisted Korean companies and Korean government owned companies invest into large infrastructure and oil & gas projects in Russia. Jay has also served on several expert panels established by the National Tax Services and the Ministry of Strategy and Finance on matters dealing with procedures and policies affecting foreign companies and foreign owned Korean companies.  He has also assisted the Ministry of Strategy and Finance draft tax laws and regulations relating to controlled foreign corporation, advance tax treaty clearance, partnership taxation and transfer pricing.
 
Jay is a member of the American Bar Association, the International Fiscal Association and the Inter-Pacific Bar Association. He also co-chairs the taxation committee of the American Chamber of Commerce Korea.


Steve Oh



Senior Tax Associate
Lee & Ko

Steve Oh is a senior associate in the Seoul office of Lee & Ko's tax practice.  He advises corporate, banking and investment fund clients on the tax aspects of financing and corporate merger transactions. His guidance to domestic and foreign clients includes, among other things, tax planning for taxable and tax-free mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, spin-offs and restructurings.  

 Steve regularly advises clients on US and Korean tax issues pertaining to cross-border transactions, including taxation under subpart F, transfer pricing, and the movement and licensing of intangible property. He also counsels clients on the capitalisation and structuring of inbound and outbound operations, including branches and subsidiaries, and general corporate and a wide range of other international tax planning matters.

 Steve has more than 10 years of tax experience. Before joining Lee & Ko in 2014, he practised in Washington, DC with the Washington National Tax office of a prominent international accounting firm.  He speaks frequently on tax-related subjects and has written numerous articles.


Inga Kondrataite



Transfer Pricing Manager
Nissan

Inga Kondrataite is transfer pricing manager at Nissan, a Japanese automotive multinational. She joined Nissan in early 2011 and until mid-2015 was responsible for transfer pricing in the EMEIA region.
In mid-2015 she moved from Europe to Nissan's global HQ in Japan, where she is leading the global project group focusing on the new OECD guidance for transfer pricing, including the (in-house) implementation of the Global Master File and country-by-country (CbC) reporting. Within her role Inga is also involved in transfer pricing audits, compliance, unilateral and bilateral APA negotiations and advisory in various business projects.

For the past several years Inga has been an active member at Tax Executives Institute (TEI), the organisation for in-house tax professionals, involved in advocacy work with the OECD, EU and various tax authorities. Since January 2015 she has chaired the TEI EMEA Chapter's transfer pricing committee.
Before joining Nissan, Inga was a transfer pricing and international tax adviser with one of the  Big 4 firms.


Balaji Balasubramanian



Global Tax Lead for Financial Markets
Standard Chartered Bank

Balaji Balasubramanian is an international tax specialist who has worked in India, Middle East and now Singapore. For more than a decade he has advised on inbound/ outbound investments, renewable & conventional energy projects, tax litigation, tax forensics and audits. In his current role, he is the global tax lead for financial markets - fixed income products at Standard Chartered Bank. In addition to advising on global rules such as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, he advises business on tax developments in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Balaji is also the co-chairman of the India sub-committee of the Capital Markets Tax Committee of Asia.



Achim Pross



Head, International Co-operations and Tax Administration Division
OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration

Achim Pross is the Head of the International Co-operation and Tax Administration division, within the OECD's Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, which plays a key role in advancing information exchange and the BEPS action plan. Since joining the OECD in 2001 he has held several key positions in areas such as exchange of information, aggressive tax planning, harmful tax practices, tax administration and countering tax crimes and other financial crimes.

Prior to joining the OECD he worked in the tax department of a large US law firm working from offices in Washington D.C., Paris and London. Previously he was an assistant at Munich University's Research Centre for Foreign and International Tax and Financial Law.
Mr. Pross is a lawyer by background. He received his legal training at the University of Munich, the London School of Economics and Georgetown Law Centre, Washington D.C. He holds a Ph.D. (Summa cum laude) in international taxation and was the winner of the International Fiscal Association's Mitchell B Carroll prize in 1997.


Dinesh Kanabar



Chief Executive Officer
Dhruva Advisors

Dinesh Kanabar has been recognised by his peer group as among the top tax advisers in India.
Before founding Dhruva Tax Advisors, he held a series of leadership positions at several large professional service organisations in India, including deputy CEO, and chairman of the tax practice, of KPMG India; deputy CEO of RSM & Co; and tax and regulatory practice leader at PwC after RSM & Co merged with it.

He is a member of the national committee of FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce) and the chairman of its taxation committee. He has worked with the government on several policy committees, including tax reforms. He was a member of the Rangachary Committee which dealt with tax reforms in the IT/ITES sector and evolved safe harbour rules.
He has advised the largest multinational companies and Indian business houses on some of the largest and most complicated M&A transactions, internal reorganisations, tax litigation, competent Authority proceedings and advance pricing agreements.


Matthew Campbell



Head of Indirect Tax, Asia Pacific
JP Morgan 

Matthew joined JPMorgan in December 2015 as the head of indirect tax for Asia Pacific. Being based in Singapore, Matthew's primary role is to advise all areas of JPMorgan's Asia Pacific business on its indirect tax matters.

Matthew joined JPMorgan from AIG where he held a similar regional role for three years. Before joining AIG, Matthew started his career in the GST rulings department of the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) at a time GST was being introduced in Australia in 2000. He later moved to the ATO's GST anti-avoidance team to work on a number of high profile cases, including Australia's first GST anti-avoidance matter to go before the High Court. He then joined PwC Australia's GST practice before moving to London to work in PwC UK's banking and capital markets indirect tax team.

Matthew has a bachelor of tax law degree from the University of New South Wales and is a chartered accountant.


Maria Rosario Bernardo



Partner
Salvador Law                         


Khoon Ming Ho



Partner in charge of Tax
KPMG China & Hong Kong 

Since 1993, Khoonming has been actively involved in advising both foreign and domestic Chinese investors in respect of their investments and operations in China. His expertise is in investment and funding structures, profit repatriation and exit strategies, M&A and restructuring. Khoonming has worked in different parts of China, including Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong, and has built up strong relationship with tax officials at both local and state levels. Khoonming has also advised the Budgetary Affairs Committee under the National People's Congress of China on post-WTO tax reform. Khoonming is also actively participating in the a government consultation projects ranging from tax treaty enforcement, tax compliance agreements, VAT reform and BEPS. He is a frequent speaker at tax seminars and workshops for clients and the public, and an active contributor to thought leadership on tax issues. Khoonming has been recognized by World Tax as a leading China tax advisor since 2006.


Mukesh Butani



Chairman
BMR Legal, Taxand India

Mukesh is a specialist in International Tax and Transfer pricing and has over 30 years' experience in advising Fortune 500 multinationals and Indian business houses on matters relating to FDI policy, business re-organisations, cross-border tax structuring, tax controversy and regulatory policy across a range of sectors.
 
Mukesh has several authorships to his credit, including works published by LexisNexis Butterworths, by Cambridge University Press and IBFD.  He has been consistently featured amongst leading advisors in independent surveys, Euromoney's International Tax Review, Legal Review Expert Guides, Asialaw Leading Lawyers, Chambers & Partners and Who's Who Legal of Corporate Tax Lawyers.

He is a founder member of ITRAF, a think tank to carry out research and analysis in international taxation to ensure superior tax policy and effective tax administration in India. He is presently member of Focus Group on Administrative practices on tax disputes under the Tax Administration Reform Commission (TARC) set up in August 2013 by the MoF.


Gokul Chaudhri



Leader Tax Practice
BMR Advisors, Taxand India              

Gokul Chaudhri is based in Taxand India where he is a partner at BMR Advisors, and leader of the firm's tax practice. Gokul has more than 20 years of work experience, 12 of those at Arthur Andersen, and thereafter at one of the Big 4 firms as tax partner, leading its energy, chemicals and mining industry practice.

Gokul has considerable experience advising domestic and international energy clients, vertically integrated energy giants and aviation groups. He is an acknowledged expert in the areas of upstream, mid-stream and oilfield services taxation in general, and more specifically in the taxation of farm-out transactions, engineering, procurement and construction arrangements, renewables and natural gas/LNG contracting.

Gokul has a Bachelor's degree in Commerce from Mumbai University and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1994. He is a member of The Energy Institute, London (formerly the Institute of Petroleum) and the Federation of Indian Mineral Industries. He is a key contributor to fiscal reform initiatives of the Government of India, specifically for the energy and mining industry, and was a member of the task force on tax reforms for the mining industry. Gokul is currently on the executive council of the North India chapter of International Fiscal Association and the Delhi council for Young Indians in the Confederation of Indian Industry.


Bill Husthwaite



Regional Tax Manager - Asia Pacific
Shell Eastern Petroleum

Bill trained in the UK as a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser with Deloitte Haskins and Sells - this is when there was a Big 8, which dates him a bit. He has almost 28 years tax experience in the oil and gas industry. He spent 12 years with Exxon, mainly in the UK North Sea but with some time in Houston, covering a full range of compliance and advisory activities in the upstream and downstream parts of the business. He has spent the last 16 years with Shell, starting initially in the UK but followed by Regional Tax Manager roles in Africa, Europe and AsiaPacific. During this time he has developed wide experience and skills in building and leading tax teams through significant organisational and business change. He has been based in Singapore for the last 5 years.


Vaibhav Sanghvi


Tax Director, Asia Pacific and Japan
Symantec Asia Pacific   

Symantec is one of the world’s largest software companies operating in more than 50 countries providing security and systems management solutions. In his current role as tax lead person in Asia, Vaibhav is responsible for group’s strategic tax planning and all aspects of tax accounting, compliance and controversy in Asia-Pacific & Japan region.

Vaibhav has over 19 years in International Tax and Planning focusing on supply chain, marketing structures – 9 years with Big 4 firms (Arthur Andersen and PwC) and last 10 years in the industry with Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS), Rio Tinto and Symantec working on operational and tax management including commercial tax issues in numerous Asia-Pacific countries such as Singapore, Australia, China, India, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia.

His experience as a Regional Business Controller at PGS, a Norwegian Oil & Gas services MNC gave him a good insight into commercial operations and business nuances which in turn helped him become a better service provider to internal business partners.

Vaibhav began his tax career in India with the accounting firm Arthur Andersen in 1997 and moved to Singapore in 2000 with PwC Singapore. Vaibhav is an Accredited Tax Advisor of the Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals and fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.  


Mahesh Kumar


Partner 
WithersWorldwide               


Lim Lee Ching


VP Finance, Asia Pacific 
Sony Pictures          


Christopher Xing


Partner and International Tax Leader 
KPMG Asia Pacific and KPMG China       

Christopher Xing is a regular speaker and writer on tax matters. He has published numerous articles on Chinese taxation in industry journals, and co-authored "China looking ahead: the long arm of China's GAAR" published in International Tax Review.  Chris has also been interviewed and quoted in the Wall Street Journal and BBC World News.

A large number of international and PRC domestic clients have sought Chris's assistance with respect to transaction structuring and devising tax effective strategies for implementing PRC business operations and arrangements, including tax effective profit repatriation and investment exits. 

Chris has extensive experience in advising on merger and acquisitions and has led a large number of tax due diligence projects involving the acquisitions of PRC companies in various industry sectors, including financial services, manufacturing, consumer markets, media, and real estate.

Chris has also advised numerous private equity and real estate funds on fund establishment and fund management structuring.

Chris is a member of the China Taxation sub-committee of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is an editor of the Asia-Pacific Journal of Taxation.


Lachlan Wolfers


Head of Indirect Tax,
KPMG China; Regional Leader, Asia Pacific Indirect Taxes

From July 2011 to September 2015, Lachlan was a seconded partner to KPMG China, from KPMG Australia, before becoming a local partner in the HK/China firm.

Before joining KPMG China, Lachlan was the leader of KPMG Australia’s indirect taxes practice and the leader of KPMG Australia’s Tax Controversy practice.

Lachlan has led KPMG’s efforts in relation to the VAT reform pilot programme in China since 2011. In the course of this, he has been asked to provide advice to the Ministry of Finance, the State Administration of Taxation and other government agencies in relation to several key aspects of the VAT reforms, including the application of VAT to financial services, insurance, transfers of a business, as well as other reforms relating to the introduction of advance rulings in China.

Lachlan has also led projects on the VAT reforms, and related business tax issues, for a large number of multinational clients, including assisting clients with seeking clarification of technical or contentious issues with the tax authorities.

Lachlan is a noted speaker on VAT issues and has also presented numerous seminars for various professional associations, industry groups and clients on the VAT reforms in China.

      


Kwong Wing


Head of Tax
KhattarWong Taxand Singapore 

Leon Kwong Wing is head of KhattarWong's Tax & Private Client department. He has over 17 years' experience advising on income tax, property tax, goods and services tax, estate duty and stamp duty in Singapore. He has a record of achieving substantial reductions in clients' tax liabilities through successful legal argument and critical examination of fact situations. Kwong Wing is also the lecturer in Revenue Practice for the Board of Legal Education at the postgraduate practical law course, which is Singapore's Bar course.

Kwong Wing defends taxpayers in audit and investigation cases, pursues objections against Revenue assessments and valuations, and acts as counsel in hearings at the Review Boards and in the Courts. He was named AsiaLaw Leading Lawyers 2009 (Taxation) and has been cited regularly in tax work by PLC Which Lawyer. In the Asia Pacific Legal 500 2012, Kwong Wing is noted for 'his ability to think out of the box to win arguments with the tax authorities'.


Peter Tan


Senior Consultant, Tax and Transfer Pricing
Baker & McKenzie Singapore 

Peter is a Barrister from the Middle Temple Inns of Court. He started his tax career in London and continued his specialisation in Singapore with KPMG and PwC where he led the tax advisory group. He is currently with Baker & McKenzie, Wong & Leow in Singapore where he leads the transfer pricing group and continues to provide tax consultancy. 

Peter advises many MNCs from various industries and countries covering tax controversies, mergers and acquisitions, group and business restructuring, joint venture projects, intellectual property, franchising and distribution, technical services and tax incentives awards. He has been named a leading tax adviser in Singapore for many years and has appeared in several media interviews on taxation matters in Singapore. He is also recognised as a tax controversy leader by the International Tax Review.


T Y Sim (Sam)


President
Tax Executives Institute (Asia Chapter)

T Y Sim is president of the TEI (Asia Chapter) and a former chair of the Capital Markets Tax Committee transfer pricing sub-committee. He leads the EMEA, Asia-Pac & Japan transfer pricing function for a Forbes 50 multinational enterprise and was previous deputy head, global transfer pricing of a FT100 financial institution. He had practised as a tax attorney in New York and is also a chartered accountant in his home country.


Polly Mak


APAC Tax Director
Uber

Polly Mak has been Uber’s APAC tax director since September 2015 and a tax director for various multinational companies (MNCs) in Asia Pacific for the past 12 years, with experience covering various subjects such as transfer pricing, dispute resolution and value chain restructuring, and model defence.  Her industry experience includes automotive, fast-moving consumer good (FMCG) and high technology. Before Asia, she practised in the US for more than a decade and still holds an active certified public accountant’s licence from California.


Permana Adi Saputra


Partner
PB Taxand, Taxand Indonesia


Hoan Gu Lee


Tax Partner
Lee & Ko


Jinyoung Hwang


Tax Associate 
Lee & Ko


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