Mr Ong Yew Huat
United Overseas Bank Limited
Mr Ong was appointed the Chairman of Tax Academy on 2 August 2014.
Mr Ong was appointed a Director of United Overseas Bank Limited where he is Chairman of the Board Risk Management and Board Credit Committees and a member of the Audit Committee. He is also Chairman of UOB Malaysia. Mr Ong is also a Director of Singapore Power Ltd and Ascendas-Singbridge Ltd where he serves as Chairman of their respective Audit Committees.
In the field of education and the arts, he is member of the NUS Business School BBA (Accounting) Advisory Board and the Andersen Primary School Advisory Committee. He is Chairman of the Singapore Tyler Print Institute. In 2017, he was awarded the Public Service Star for his contribution to the arts.
Mr Chiu Wu Hong
Head of Tax Market & Solutions
Wu Hong has over 20 years of Singapore and regional tax experience in the areas of tax incentive applications, cross-border transactions, merger and acquisitions, tax compliance, consulting and planning for local and multinational companies, as well as consulting for the public sector. In his role as Head of Enterprise, Wu Hong focuses on advising innovative start-ups, large local businesses and helping family businesses to grow. He has contributed articles in academic journals and leading business publications. He is also a regular speaker at seminars and has provided comments and articles on Tax and Enterprise related issues to the media.
Mrs Eng-Tay Geok Lee
Chief Executive Officer
Tax Academy of Singapore
Mrs Eng-Tay Geok Lee is presently the Senior Advisor, Commissioner’s Office of the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore, and the Chief Executive Officer of the Tax Academy of Singapore. She has more than thirty years in tax administration and tax policy formulation, and her roles include the Deputy Commissioner (Business) of the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore and Chief Tax Policy Officer of Ministry of Finance Singapore.
Associate Professor Poh Eng Hin
Assistant Dean, Division of Business Law
Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University
Associate Professor Poh has been with the Nanyang Business School, NTU since 1998. He currently serves as Assistant Dean for the Bachelor in Accountancy programme, and teaches taxation courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. His research has been published in a number of peer-reviewed international journals. Outside of NTU, he has served at various times as Examiner for several professional accountancy bodies. He is an Accredited Tax Adviser and is currently a member of the Tax Academy’s curriculum and examination development committee and a member of the Income Tax Board of Review.
Mr Eugene Lim
Taxise Asia LLC
Eugene Lim is an international tax and trade lawyer who works extensively in the Asia Pacific region. He is a Founding Principal of Taxise Asia LLC (member firm of WTS Global) (“WTS Taxise”). WTS Taxise is a boutique specialist international tax, transfer pricing and international trade Singapore law practice and is the exclusive member for Singapore of WTS Global.
Previously, Eugene was based in Hong Kong and China for 11 years before moving to Singapore in 2014 to head the Singapore Tax, Trade and Wealth Management practice in one of the largest international law firms in Singapore. He has extensive experience relating to the structuring of supply chain and distribution strategies in the Asia Pacific region as well as in international tax and trade matters.
Eugene is recognised by leading legal directories such as The Legal 500 Asia Pacific and International Tax Review, with Chambers Asia Pacific noting that “clients prize the practical nature of Eugene Lim’s advice, and particularly appreciate his ability ‘to analyse, find solutions and add value - not just as a legal counsel but as a business consultant too’.” Who’s Who Legal commented that Eugene is the “first port of call” for clients in the trade and customs field.
Mr Low Hwee Chua
Regional Managing Partner
Tax & Legal
Deloitte Singapore & Southeast Asia
Mr Low Hwee Chua, Deloitte Singapore, is a tax partner with more than 25 years of experience including two years with the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore. He is the regional managing partner for the tax practice in Deloitte Singapore and Deloitte Southeast Asia. Hwee Chua specialises in corporate income tax and international tax; assisting local and multinational companies to manage their tax affairs efficiently and cost effectively. Hwee Chua has assisted on a variety of projects including restructuring; mergers and acquisitions; tax due diligence; structuring of inbound and outbound investments; and applications for tax incentives and grants. Hwee Chua is an accredited tax adviser (income tax) with the Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals (SIATP) and is a board member of the SIATP.
Mr Chris Woo
Head of Tax
Mr Chris Woo is the Tax Leader for PwC Singapore and PwC Myanmar. He is also a member of the leadership team of PwC Singapore. He has over 20 years of professional experience. Mr Woo specializes in the M&A tax needs of strategic, financial and private equity clients from Asia, the United States and Europe. He also worked in the M&A tax team in the London office of PwC UK.
Mr Darren Tan Siew Peng
Chief Financial Officer
Mr Darren Tan was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of OCBC Bank (OCBC) in December 2011. As CFO of OCBC, he oversees financial, regulatory and management accounting, tax, treasury financial control, corporate treasury, funding and capital management, corporate planning and development and investor relations. He joined OCBC Bank in March 2007 as Head of Asset Liability Management in Global Treasury and assumed the role of Deputy CFO in May 2011. Prior to joining OCBC, Mr Tan worked for 13 years in the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC) with his last position in GIC as Head of Money Markets.
Mr Tan graduated with First Class Honours in Accountancy from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a Fellow Chartered Accountant of Singapore. Mr Tan is currently an Adjunct Professor with the Nanyang Business School at NTU and is a Council member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA). Mr Tan was awarded the Singapore Corporate Awards Best CFO in 2017 and FinanceAsia Singapore Best CFO in 2016.
Ms Soh Pui Ming
Head of Tax
Ernst & Young Solutions LLP
Pui Ming is the Head of Tax with Ernst & Young Singapore. She has more than 20 years of experience in Singapore and regional tax compliance and advisory.
Pui Ming was previously the EY Asean Leader for Global Compliance and Reporting, where she headed the record-to-report services in the region, which span traditional tax compliance, tax accounting, as well as book-keeping, payroll, and corporate secretarial services. She is also experienced in tax advisory matters including acquisitions, group reorganization, tax controversies and health checks etc. Pui Ming holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (Second Upper Honours) from the National University of Singapore. She is a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants. She is also an Accredited Tax Advisor (Income Tax) of the Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals.