Daniel has more than 20 years of tax experience working with Big Four international accounting firms. He was previously the tax director of Ernst & Young Malaysia and has gained extensive experience across a wide spectrum of tax specialised areas in tax compliance, tax consultancy, international tax, tax incentives, capital allowance study, tax audit, tax due diligence and tax investigation. He has provided tax advisory and compliance services to companies in various industries ranging from manufacturing, toll concessionaires, telecommunications, fast-food chains, infrastructures, reinsurance, venture-capital, project management, trading, recreational, property development and construction, engineering services, operational headquarters and shipping. He is recognised as an industry tax specialist in toll concessionaires.
Daniel was a speaker at the 2016 Tax Forum organised by the Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia and the Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia. Daniel is also a co-trainer for the international tax training at 2015 Asia-Pacific International Tax Academy of Grant Thornton International. Daniel was a panellist at Wolters-Kluwer Malaysia Budget Conference 2018.
Daniel contributes to the Joint-Tax Editorial Board for the Annual Malaysian Budget Commentary & Tax Information of the Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia (CTIM), Malaysian Institute of Accountants and Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He was previously the Head of Tax Review Panel (2008-2012) overseeing the Annual Malaysian Budget Proposals and Tax information affecting companies and changes on petroleum income tax. Daniel is a member of the terms 2015/2016, 2017/2018 of the Direct Tax Technical Committee of CTIM on the Joint Public Rulings Working Group and a member of the term 2016/2017 of the Direct Tax Technical Committee of CTIM on tax incentives, tax matters relating to Labuan IBFC, Securities Commissions and Bank Negara Malaysia.
Daniel is also member of the term 2017/2018 of the Examination & Education Committee of CTIM and is an Examiner for CTIM professional examination.
Daniel currently is the Head of Tax Advisory and International Tax in Grant Thornton Malaysia and also oversees the Transfer Pricing Practice in Grant Thornton Cambodia.
- Global mobility services
- International tax
- Tax compliance
- Tax consultancy
- Tax incentives
- Tax audit
- Tax due diligence
- Tax investigation
- Master of Business Administration from United Kingdom
- Member of Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia (CTIM)
- Member of Tax Institute of Australia
- Approved Tax Agent under Section 170 of the Goods and Services Tax Act 2014
- Approved Tax Agent under Section 153(3) of the Income Tax Act 1967