By Asia Samachar Team | MALAYSIA |
The newly elected team at Malaysian Institute Of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA) led by Dr Veerinderjeet Singh paid a courtesy visit to Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad on 4 June 2019.
Veerinderjeet was elected president of MICPA council while BDO Malaysia managing partner Gan Ah Tee was elected as deputy president.
On his part, Veerinderjeet is currently non-executive chairman of Axcelasia Inc, an integrated professional services provider (offering taxation, business consultancy, accounting, corporate secretarial and business process outsourcing services) listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange. He also sits on the boards of Malaysian Rating Corporation Bhd, AmBank (M) Bhd and UMW Holdings Bhd.
Dr Veerinder has more than 30 years of experience in the fields of accounting and taxation and has served in the Inland Revenue Department, University of Malaya (as an Associate Professor), Arthur Andersen and Ernst & Young (as a Tax Partner/Executive Director). He has also authored a number of tax publications, according to an entry at the MICPA website.
He has been a Council Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and was Past President of the Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia. He was appointed by the Malaysian Minister of Finance as a member of the Tax Reform Committee in September 2018. He is also a member of the Commission on Taxation of the International Chamber of Commerce based in Paris and a member of the Board of Trustees of the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (a tax research and consultancy body) based in Amsterdam.
MICPA is governed by a council of 30 elected members, who comprise members from public accounting practice, commerce, industry and the public sector. One of its key mission is to enhance the value and distinctiveness of the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) qualification.
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