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Winner of Young Tax Professional of the Year Award 2013 to be announced at IFA Congress

London, 20 August 2013

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Austria Andreas Mitterlehner Vienna University of Economics and Business
Belgium Annelies Renier Université Libre de Bruxelles
Brazil Patricia Martinuzzo Universidade de São Paulo
Denmark Steffen Strande Olsen Copenhagen Business School
Egypt Sondos El-Kady The American University in Cairo
Finland Tuomas Kiviranta University of Helsinki and Aalto
University School of Business
France Mathieu Ferré Université Toulouse 1 Capitole
Germany Jil Fritz Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät Ingolstadt (WFI), Ingolstadt School of Management
Hong Kong Yuhao Zhou The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hungary Péter Barta Corvinus University, Budapest
India Charishma Motwani R. A. Podar College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai
Italy Daiana Buono Federico II University, Naples
Kazakhstan Marzhan Surabaldinova KIMEP University, Almaty
Malaysia Joel Wong HELP University, Kuala Lumpur
Norway Daniel Nygaard Nyberg University of Oslo
Poland Jędrzej Figurski University of Warsaw
Portugal Raquel Sofia Zé Senhor Mesquita Catholic University of Lisbon
Romania Mihalache Bogdan Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest
Russia Karina Morozova Saint-Petersburg State University of Economics
South Africa Johannes Willem Small University of Pretoria
Spain Beatriz De La Red Universidad de Navarra, Madrid
Sweden Eleonora Strandh Uppsala University
Switzerland Valentin Schneebeli University of Zurich and University of Maastricht
The Netherlands Janko Nikolić Leiden University
Turkey Alaz Dağlar Keyvanklıoğlu Dokuz Eylül University and University of Reading
Uganda Robert Mbaziira Makerere University, Kampala
Ukraine Borys Ulanenko Donetsk National University
United Kingdom Natasha South University of Bristol

The countdown has started, with less than a week to go until the winner of EY’s Young Tax Professional of the Year Award 2013 is announced at the 67th International Fiscal Association (IFA) Congress, in Copenhagen, Denmark. 

Stephan Kuhn, EMEIA Tax Leader at EY, comments: “28 young finalists have been selected from more than thousand students from all over the world and challenged both on their technical tax abilities and wider commercial strengths. This year’s entrants represented more than 200 universities, and we are extremely pleased that so many tertiary institutions in so many countries are supportive of this initiative.”

The successful finalists will have the opportunity to work closely with a diverse range of tax professionals who will be assisting in preparing the candidates to meet with the final judging panel. The finalists will be challenged over a four-day period with international taxation case studies. They will face interviews before expert judges, who will be looking for evidence of creative and analytical strengths, as well as practical skills, inclusive leadership behavior and personality. The judging panel will then confirm the three winners of the EY Young Tax Professional of the Year Award 2013.

The panel includes leading members of governments and tax administrations, distinguished professors, tax directors of some of the world’s largest multinational companies and partners from EY’s Tax practice.

The three finalists for the Young Tax Professional of the Year Award 2013 will be announced at a prestigious ceremony to be held on the evening of 28 August, at a joint IFA and
EY gala dinner at Moltke’s Palace. They will be presented with prizes that provide an opportunity for personal experience, as well as connection with, and understanding of, the various tax markets:

  • First prize: a 30-day “round-the-world” business trip built around 10-day working visits to key EY Area Tax Centers in London, Washington DC and Hong Kong
  • Second prize: a 10-day visit to one of EY’s Area Tax Centers
  • Third prize: an invitation to participate in an EY international client conference, at which the winner will have the opportunity to meet our leaders and key clients

The Young Tax Professional of the Year 2013 finalists are:

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