EY launches Africa Global Tax Desk in Beijing

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 Beijing 8 January 2013 EY today announced the launch of its Africa Global Tax Desk Network in Beijing. This initiative will be lead by Rendani Neluvhalani, International Tax Services (ITS) Partner, who has been with the organization for over 15 years and brings extensive Pan- African tax experience to the role.  With Chinese investment in Africa increasing, the Africa Global Tax Desk Network will provide Chinese companies with real time advice on investing in Africa.

Gerrit Groen, EY’s Global Tax Desk Network Leader comments, “As companies focus on growth opportunities in emerging and developed markets, the need for cost-effective and efficient solutions to simplify global tax complexity has gained greater importance in the executive boardroom.”

Rendani joins China’s Africa Global Tax Desk Network from her current position as EY’s Pan-African ITS Partner, based in South Africa. Rendani and the EY Africa tax network will serve the China market, as well as countries in the Asia-Pacific region and Japan. She brings a broad understanding of many African tax systems to her new role, as well as a well-established African network.

Rendani’s experience spans across various industries, with a focus on the financial services and telecommunication industries. She spent over two years with the international and structured finance team in EY’s London office where she spent a significant portion of time on tax effective supply chain and transfer pricing engagements. Rendani also led the ITS practice in South Africa for four years as well as the Africa region for two years.  

Walter Tong, EY’s Greater China Tax Leader says, “Demand for tax advice on Chinese investments into Africa is increasing and we are committed to helping our clients as they expand their operations in this region.”


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About the Global Tax Desk Network
The Global Tax Desks Network are one of the most important differentiators for EY in the international tax arena. EY’s Global Tax Desks Network are located in approximately 20 strategic global locations. The role of the Tax Desk professional is to provide in depth knowledge and expertise about their home country tax jurisdiction. These professionals liaise with their host country counterparts to provide complex, tax advice on major client engagements and develop new solutions for our worldwide practice.