Focus: Corporate Tax Advisory, Regulatory Reform
Dr. Veerinderjeet Singh has over 35 years of experience in the tax profession as a consultant, academic, author and tax observer. Prior to this appointment, he was the Managing Director of Taxand Malaysia since January 2007, and the Chairman from January 2012. Between July 2003 and December 2006, Dr. Veerinderjeet Singh was the Managing Director of VS on Tax Sdn Bhd, an Executive Director/Partner at Ernst & Young Tax Consultants Sdn Bhd between July 2002 to June 2003 and Executive Director and Partner at Arthur Andersen between December 1996 to June 2002.
Between June 1988 to December 1996, Dr. Veerinderjeet Singh was a lecturer and subsequently an associate professor at the University of Malaya where he taught and researched on tax. He was also an Assistant Manager at Price Waterhouse Tax Services Sdn Bhd between May 1985 and 1988, an Assessment Officer at the Inland Revenue Department of Malaysia from May 1980 to April 1985, a Tax Assistant at Peat Marwick Mitchell between February to April 1980, and a Financial Analyst at the Malaysian Industrial Development Authority between August 1979 and January 1980. He is also presently an Independent Director on IBFD Asia Sdn Bhd and Bank of Nova Scotia Berhad. He is also an approved tax agent under Section 153(3) of the Malaysian Income Tax Act.
Dr. Veerinderjeet Singh is currently a Council Member and Executive Committee Member of the MICPA. He was appointed to the Council of MIA for the period from May 2004 to April 2007, and subsequently for another two-year term commencing from May 2014. He is also currently the Chairman of the Taxation Committee of the MIA and a member of the Disciplinary Appeals Board of the MIA. Previously, Dr. Veerinderjeet Singh was the President of the Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia between June 2007 to June 2010.
On the international front, Dr. Veerinderjeet Singh is presently a board member of Taxand. He has also been a member of the Board of Trustees of the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation, a tax publisher and research organisation based in Amsterdam, since May 2009, a Trustee of the Malaysian Tax Research Foundation since December 2010, and a member of the Tax Commission of the International Chamber of Commerce based in Paris since February 2012. He has also published articles and papers in various accounting, tax and law publications, and has spoken extensively on Malaysian and international tax matters in local and overseas conferences.