Michele Chao, Yap Hsien Yew, Harsh Shah

Michele Chao, Global Employer Services Partner, Deloitte Singapore

Michele is responsible for the provision of individual tax advisory and compliance services for expatriate employees from multinational companies. She has more than 20 years of experience in expatriate tax management. She began her career providing Singapore individual and corporate tax compliance and advisory services, and has extensive experience in coordinating multi-country projects on employment taxes and tax planning for cross-border global mobility situations. Michele has a Bachelor of Accountancy (Hons.) from the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore with a minor in Economics. She is also a Certified Accountant with the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and is a member of the Singapore Chartered Tax Professionals.

Yap Hsien Yew, Tax Partner, Deloitte Singapore

Hsien Yew is an experienced business tax consultant with over 18 years of experience providing tax advisory and compliance services to local and multinational companies in Singapore and the Asia Pacific region. He is skilled in various tax-related areas and collaborates closely with clients to develop customised solutions to address their unique tax challenges. His extensive knowledge and experience in business tax, combined with his professional qualifications, make him a valuable resource for clients seeking guidance on tax-related issues. Hsien Yew has a Bachelor of Accountancy (Hons.) from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and is a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and the Singapore Chartered Tax Professionals.

Harsh Shah, International Tax Director, Deloitte Singapore

Harsh has more than a decade’s experience in advising local and multinational companies within Singapore and Asia Pacific on areas such as transfer pricing, tax structuring, mergers & acquisitions, withholding tax and permanent establishment issues. He has advised clients from a Value Chain Alignment perspective, which involves setting up principal hub structures, IP planning and migration, financial modelling exercise and assistance in implementing these structures involving countries from APAC such as Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. He has also handled unilateral and bilateral advance pricing agreements involving representations before Revenue authorities. Harsh is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and is also a member of International Fiscal Association. He also holds a law degree and a masters in commerce degree from the University of Mumbai.

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