BDO appoints Robert Aziz as Global Head of Tax

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BDO is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Aziz as its new Global Head of Tax, effective 1 June 2017. John Wonfor was previously in this role: he has been the external face of BDO’s international tax practice since January 2010 and has played an important part in helping to grow the network’s tax capabilities. John is returning to BDO Canada to become National Tax Office Leader.

A true tax professional, Robert Aziz has 30 years' experience in advising both UK and non-UK multinational companies on all aspects of their corporate tax affairs. He joined BDO UK as a tax partner in 2002 and his primary area of expertise is international tax, with specific emphasis on cross-border financing, intellectual property planning and M&A structuring and support. He has been involved at an international level for a number of years, having founded BDO UK’s Corporate International team in 2006, and representing BDO UK on the network’s International Tax Advisory Committee from 2010 to 2016. He currently leads BDO’s Corporate International Tax Centre of Excellence and is also the UK/US tax liaison partner for BDO UK.

Robert comments: “I am immensely honoured to be taking up this position and to be following John’s leadership example in continuing to grow both the tax capabilities and revenues of our firms. I am looking forward to focusing on further cooperation between our service lines and to being a member of BDO’s Global Leadership Team”.

Martin van Roekel, global CEO of BDO, adds: “I’d like to congratulate Robert on his appointment and am looking forward to working with him. Our global tax practice is an important element in our strategic approach and I have no doubt that Robert will contribute to achieving our objectives for this service line. I would also like to express my sincere thanks to John Wonfor for all his contributions to the BDO network and to wish him success in his new role”.

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