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KPMG in Thailand names new head of tax

Jun 26. 2020
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By The Nation

KPMG in Thailand, a leading provider of audit, tax, legal and advisory services, has appointed Abhisit Pinmaneekul as the head of tax, effective from July 1. 

Abhisit will be taking on the tax leadership role from Benjamas Kullakattimas, who will now focus on leading the firm’s growing legal arm, as head of KPMG Legal, the company said.

Abhisit is a seasoned consultant with over 17 years of experience in Thailand and Singapore where he has provided local and multi-country tax and business advice. Abhisit’s areas of expertise cover tax advisory, transfer pricing, cost structuring and cost allocation arrangements, as well as restructuring global business models and supply chains, the company said.

Abhisit has held several senior roles at KPMG in Thailand and made significant contributions to the firm, as chief people officer, chief operating officer of tax and Legal, and head of transfer pricing services, the company said.

Commenting on the appointment, Charoen Phosamritlert, Chief Executive Officer, KPMG in Thailand, Myanmar and Laos said: "Abhisit is a strong, people centric and purpose-driven leader who is known for motivating and guiding people to perform at their best. He has extensive practical experience working with local and multi-national corporations to enable them to achieve their business objectives. I am confident that the Tax professionals at KPMG will help our clients navigate through the current crisis and emerge more resilient in the marketplace of the future.”

Speaking on his new role, Abhisit , head of tax, KPMG in Thailand, said: "KPMG in Thailand’s Tax team will work shoulder to shoulder with clients and help them to overcome challenges, comply with regulations and capitalize on opportunities. We will continue to focus on the issues that truly matter to our clients, deliver quality and timely advice, build trust and further strengthen our brand as a trusted service provider.”

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