He has relocated back to Singapore, where he had earlier worked for the Accenture Global Tax Team, to join the Tax & Trade team of Caterpillar, taking over the role of Asia Pacific VAT/GST lead.
Abhishek joins at a time when the region is witnessing fundamental indirect tax changes at the moment: Malaysia will introduce GST next year and China is gradually replacing a Business Tax regime with a Value Added Tax. India is likely to follow soon with the new progressive government taking charge.
Caterpillar has been growing rapidly in the region and having experienced resources in-house suits the organisation tax strategy. Abhishek will report into Colin Ager, who is the global head of indirect taxes and a veteran at Caterpillar. Abhishek’s role will supplement the business initiatives of the company from a tax risk perspective and put in place control mechanisms to ensure that the tax compliance is managed well.
Samuel Kinslow has joined EY’s National Tax Department as an Executive Director for Indirect Tax Services.
He is located in the Houston office, taking the role of property tax leader for the Southwest region. He joins EY from Grant Thornton where he has worked since 2011. He began his career as a real estate appraiser, and was a real estate tax manager for Walmart Stores from 2002 – 2006 before joining tax advisory firms, gaining property tax experience.
Danny Vermeiren as worked as an indirect tax specialist with Ingersoll Rand since 2009. This month he has been promoted from Manager to Director of Global Indirect Tax Transformation.
He will be based from Brussels.
Danny started his career with PwC specialising in indirect tax. He spent 4 years with Loyens as a Senior Associate and then moved into industry with Ideal Standard International, where he was Director of Indirect Tax.
Ryan has announced that Maria Menzel has joined the management team as a Principal to lead the Firm’s continued international expansion into Central and South America.
Ms. Menzel will drive sustained growth of the Latin American practice and direct the delivery of value-added tax (VAT), international income tax, transfer pricing, and tax technology services to multinational clients operating throughout the region.
Ms. Menzel has more than 25 years of indirect tax experience in Latin America and Europe. Prior to joining Ryan, she launched and managed the successful growth of Latin American practices in Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru for KPMG . She also has held indirect tax roles for another major national accounting firm and a Fortune 50 multinational corporation.
Ms. Menzel is an active member of the Latin Chamber of Commerce, arranging for regular economic and cultural events to promote inward investment into Latin America. She is an international author of articles related to indirect tax and lectures on tax for the Master of Business Administration course at ETH Zürich, which is ranked among the top universities in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Pedagogy from St. Carlos Grammar School in Argentina and studied Law at the University of Belgrano in Argentina.
“Ryan already provides tax services to leading global companies operating in Latin America, and the addition of Maria Menzel will provide experienced leadership to drive our continued growth in this emerging market,” said Brendan F. Moore, Ryan President of Europe, Asia, and Latin America Operations. “The trust that Ryan has earned by delivering superior results for these multinational clients drives our commitment to rapidly expand our footprint in Latin America.”
“Maria Menzel is an established Latin American indirect tax professional, and her leadership will ensure that our global clients operating in the region have access to a more comprehensive suite of tax solutions for improving profitability and cash flow,” said G. Brint Ryan, Chairman and CEO of Ryan. “We will continue to acquire the very best international tax talent to support our client demand in countries all over the world.”
Also joining Ryan (in Mexico) is Jesus Ricart, who was a Director with KPMG Mexico specialising in indirect taxes.
Roman Namyslowski has joined Crido Taxand in Warsaw to lead the Firm’s indirect tax practice. He joins from EY where he was an Associate Director.
Roman started his tax career in 1997 with Arthur Andersen, moving to EY in 2003. His fellow tax partners at Crido all followed this route as well.
Roman is a co-author of Poland’s first commentary on European Value Added Tax law, the author and co-editor of a commentary to Directive 2006/112, one of the most frequently-cited commentaries by Polish administrative courts concerning compliance of Polish regulations with European law as well as the author and co-editor of the definitive commentary on the VAT Directive from the perspective of Polish regulations and their compliance with EU law. He is also the author and co-editor of a commentary to the most extensive amendments to the VAT Act in effect since 1 January 2014, which was published in January 2013.
Manoj Mishra has moved from Grant Thornton India, where he was Associate Director, Indirect Tax, to be the new Practice Head for Indirect Taxes at Clasis Law.
Manoj has worked in industry (Daewoo Motors and Honda Siel Cars) as well as practice and has been with Grant Thornton for almost 7 years.
Clasis Law is a full service Indian law firm with 8 partners and offices in Mumbai, New Delhi and London.
Now in their sixth year, the Indirect Tax Awards are a major highlight of the Indirect Tax world’s calendar, recognising achievement and endeavour across the world of Indirect Tax.
The organizers, BLT, are calling for nominations in the following categories:
– Best In-house Indirect Tax Expert or Team
– Rising Star within Indirect Tax
– Best Indirect Tax Consultancy Team
– Outstanding Contribution to Indirect Tax
For more information on the awards and how to nominate, please visit www.blt.co.uk/indirecttaxawards.aspx or contact Liz Watt, Guy Barrand or Emma Wade via email: email@example.com or call 0207 405 3404.
Koch Industries has hired David Peeters to join the EMEA Indirect Tax team based in Luxembourg.
David joins from General Motors where he was European VAT Planning Manager for the past 2 years. Prior to this he worked for 7 years withe Deloitte in Belgium.
Koch are currently hiring into their indirect tax team in Luxembourg for a VAT Supervisor. More info can be found here