Rosen Group has hired Carolina Graterol to be their new Global Head of Tax & Transfer Pricing.
Carolina has extensive in house tax experience. She was Head of Tax for Latin America with Sanofi before moving to Nissan as a Senior Tax & TP Manager for Europe. Most recently she has worked with different parts of the Carlsberg Group covering tax, TP and supply chain issues.
The Rosen Group is a worldwide provider of cutting-edge solutions in all areas of the integrity process chain eg oil and gas pipeline systems and above-ground storage facilities.
Burr Pilger Mayer has recruited Thomas Garigliano as a tax partner in the Santa Rosa and St Helena offices.
Tom now leads the North Bay Corporate Tax Practice, bringing more than 30 years of C-Corp, S-Corp. and partnership taxation experience, including mergers and reorganizations of these types of entities. Tom is responsible for ensuring exceptional client service and delivering corporate tax expertise to public and privately-held clients.
Tom works closely with food & beverage, winery & vineyard land, technology and other consumer product companies. He understands the complex business needs of companies from formation, rapid growth, merger and acquisition transactions to publicly-traded.
Prior to joining BPM, Garigliano was with KPMG, a global professional services firm providing audit, tax and advisory services. In addition to his role as Partner-In-Charge of KPMG’s San Francisco Tax Practice, his experience includes serving as KPMG’s Tax Lead Partner for Software and Electronics, and Financial Services, and Global Tax Outsourcing Practice, responsible for the management of tax accounting and tax compliance services for the subsidiaries of both domestic and foreign multi-national companies. In these roles, he has delivered corporate tax counsel to clients across a broad spectrum of sizes and industries including manufacturing, automobile, high-technology, and financial services.
PwC US announced yesterday that it has grown its existing real estate practice in the Rockies market with the addition of industry veteran Robert Lund and a team of experienced tax professionals. The addition of this group to the Rockies will allow PwC to expand the suite of services it offers to its clients with a special emphasis on real estate investment trusts (REITs).
Robert Lund joins PwC’s Denver office as a tax managing director and will lead the Rockies real estate tax team. In addition, Kathleen Machamer and Jill Kaplan (pictured) join as tax directors and Beth Kroupa joins as a tax manager, also based in Denver. The team brings deep technical experience that complements PwC’s existing real estate practice.
“As part of our ongoing commitment to providing a depth and breadth of services to our clients, we are excited to invest in and expand our real estate practice, now comprised of a strong team with tax, assurance and consulting capabilities,” said Katrina Salem, PwC’s Managing Partner for the Rockies market. “Our growing team of talented professionals has both the technical capabilities and industry knowledge needed to enhance the value we deliver to our existing clients and the market.”
Lund comes to PwC with more than 20 years of real estate industry experience. He brings with him a combined knowledge of the industry and deep knowledge in the area of REITs. Lund holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in accounting from the University of Texas at El Paso.
Machamer joins PwC as a tax director with more than 10 years of combined public accounting and real estate industry experience. She brings technical insights on corporate real estate tax, specifically in tax positions related to the structuring of real estate and enterprise level transactions. Machamer received her bachelor’s degree in business and administration from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a master’s degree in taxation from the University of Denver.
Fuad Saba, MBA, CPA, MST, with over 25 years’ experience in international tax and transfer pricing issues for large multinational corporations and middle market businesses, has joined the Chicago office of WTP Advisors where he will oversee the Midwest region’s international tax client services.
“With Fuad’s experience in Public Accounting, as a consultant to major U.S. multinational companies, and with his in-house corporate tax experience with Fortune 200 companies, he is in a strong position to work closely with the tax executives of multinational organizations and help them through these uncertain times,” says Ian Boccaccio, partner and co-founder of WTP Advisors.
Fuad holds an MBA from the University of Michigan (cum laude,) a Master’s degree in Tax from Pace University, and is a CPA. Fuad previously was a National Tax Partner with EY, and was most recently Vice President, International Tax with Navistar, Inc.
Fuad specializes in international tax matters, including structuring for international transactions and operations, principal company, supply chain and holding company planning and treasury planning. He assists his multinational clients in various areas including: research and planning, structure development and implementation, compliance reviews, tax attribute reviews, federal and foreign audit defense and transfer pricing planning and strategy (including Advance Pricing Agreements and Competent Authority procedures.) His industry experience encompasses manufacturing/distribution, oil & gas, mining, pharmaceuticals, life sciences, telecommunication and cable television, and software/technology.
Dr. Arthur Pleijsier has joined Taxand in Amsterdam as Of Counsel.
His role will focus on Transfer Pricing & Business Restructuring. For example, advising on principal structures, commissionaires, LRD’s and the setting up of manufacturing strategies.
Dr Pleijsier started his career with the Dutch Tax Authority and left as an Inspector. He spend some time as a lecturer before joining Arthur Andersen as an International Tax Manager. After 7 years he moved to EY and then into industry, initially as Senior International Tax Director at Medtronic and latterly as Head of Tax, Legal & Strategy at Lombard International (based from Luxembourg).
He holds a PhD in International Tax Law from Maastricht University.
Dr Janusz Fiszer has joined GESSEL to lead its tax law practice. He specializes in international tax law and tax aspects of M&A transactions.
Since early 90′s he has been associated with White & Case, and from 1998 until 2011 he served as a Partner with the firm. In February 2012 he joined PwC as a partner in their Tax & Legal Services group.
Dr. Fiszer is the author of over 1,100 publications on legal, tax, and financial matters published in the Polish professional journals (“Finanse”, “Pa?stwo i Prawo”, “Przegl?d Podatkowy”, “Monitor Podatkowy”), and international journals (“Tax Notes International”, “Tax News Service”, “East European Business Law”, “European Taxation”, “Intertax”, “Wirschaft und Recht in Osteuropa”). Dr. Fiszer is a co-author of the Commentary on the Law on National Investment Funds and their Privatization. Dr. Fiszer is a long-time correspondent for professional tax journals such as“Tax Notes International”, “Tax News Service”, “East European Business Law”. Dr. Janusz Fiszer is a member of the editorial board of the monthly professional journal “Monitor Podatkowy” and the author of regular tax comments in the daily journal “Dziennik Gazeta Prawna”.
Dr. Janusz Fiszer was a co-founder and the President, subsequently a member, of the Management Board of the Polish branch of the International Fiscal Association (IFA) and currently is a member of the Supervisory Board of the Polish branch of the International Fiscal Association. Dr. Fiszer is also a member of the International Tax Planning Association (ITPA). Dr. Fiszer has participated in numerous domestic and foreign conferences and seminars focusing on tax matters. In early 90′s, at the request of the OECD, Dr. Fiszer lectured at the specialized courses concerning international tax law and double taxation treaties, organized by the OECD Committee on Fiscal Affairs for senior tax administration officials from Central and Eastern European countries. Dr. Janusz Fiszer was a member of the 1st and 3rd State Examination Board for Tax Advisors and is a member of the current 5th State Examination Board for Tax Advisors. Dr. Fiszer was elected member of the National Board of Tax Advisors (KRDP) for its first and second term. In this capacity Dr Fiszer participated in the activities of the Confederation Fiscal Europeene (CFE).
“There has never been a time where changes in the corporate tax environment have been potentially so significant,” said Gary Reader, Head of Insurance, KPMG International.
“I’m thrilled that Brian has taken the helm of our global insurance tax practice. His leadership will continue to strengthen our insurance tax practice and deliver effective tax advice to multinational clients.”
Brian has been with KPMG for three decades and has been a Partner for 17 years, with a predominant focus on serving leasing, banking and insurance clients. In particular, he has extensive experience in advising on international taxation matters and on capital markets transactions.
“This is a time of significant and, in many ways, unprecedented change in the global tax environment for multinational corporations ,” said Brian, Global Head of Tax, Insurance, KPMG International. “Through KPMG’s global insurance tax network, insurance clients are able to tap into our deep tax expertise to help them understand the ramifications of these changes, and anticipate their potential outcomes.”
In addition to Brian’s responsibilities as global leader of tax for the insurance practice, he serves on KPMG International’s Global Financial Services Leadership team. He will also continue to serve as a Partner with KPMG in Ireland.
Naomi Rive will join Coutts as Chief Trust Officer on 1st April (no joke).
Naomi is currently Head of International Private Clients and Trusts at Appleby in Jersey. She is also a Director of their Trust business, responsible for advising on all aspects of trust law and foundation, wealth and estate planning issues.
She was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1999 and is an Advocate of the Royal Court of Jersey.
At Coutts, Naomi will join the Coutts Trustees (Jersey) Board and lead the development of trust policies and standards. Working closely with Martin Hall, Managing Director, Naomi will play a significant role in reshaping the international trust proposition.