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Thomson Reuters and GTS announce winners of China Tax Awards 2012

ONESOURCE December 17, 2012

Thomson Reuters and GTS announce winners of China Tax Awards 2012

Awards highlight professional achievements and contributions to tax profession in China

CHINA, December 14, 2012 – Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced the winners of China Tax Awards 2012.

Over 80 entries had been submitted to compete for the five awards selected by an esteemed panel of jurors comprising Thomson Reuters, renowned academics from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, Institute of Tax and Scientific Research, and reputed CFOs across China.

The winners were:

Tax Practitioners of the Year:

  • Mr. Fu Tie, Tax Head, YiHai Kerry Group
  • Ms. Julia Li, Country Tax Counsel, Citigroup
  • Mr. Wu Meng, China Tax Director, Lenovo
  • Mr. Watson Wang, APAC Tax Director, SABIC Inc.
  • Ms. Marilyn Lu, Global Tax Director, NetEase Group

Tax Practice Elite of the Year:

  • Mr. Tommy Wu, National Tax Director, Carrefour China

Tax Risk Management Practitioner of the Year:

  • Mr. Jackie Chan, APAC Tax Director, Lear Corporation (Shanghai) Limited

Tax Leadership of the Year:

  • Ms. Cindy Li, Greater China Tax Director, Microsoft (China) Co., Ltd

Tax Service Provider of the Year:

  • KPMG China

The organization of China Tax Awards 2012 came at a time when tax professionals in China are faced with challenges both from the global environment as well as domestic tax reforms. By identifying the best tax practitioners in China today through the awards, GTS and Thomson Reuters seek to exemplify and highlight best practices in tax management for professionals to learn and benefit from.

“The quality and diverse nature of the entries we received demonstrate the wide spread appeal for those working in the tax and accounting profession to be recognized for the critical role they play in doing business in China. It was an incredibly hard decision to choose a winner for each of the categories as the level of entries were so high”, said Charlotte Rushton, managing director, Asia Pacific and EMEA for the Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters.

“Congratulations to all winners for their exceptional achievements in tax leadership, planning and risk management. We look forward to build upon your expertise and experience for the development and advancement of the tax profession in China,” added Golden Lee, general manager of GTS, Golden Finance.

Massimo Di Gregorio, managing director, GGO China, and JaeSon Kim, vice president, Asia, Tax & Accounting presented the awards to the winners during the GTS China Tax Director Conference, held at the Hongta Hotel, Shanghai.

Song Yifeng, managing director, GGO China, Legal and Tax & Accounting and David Jan, client service consultant, Asia, Tax & Accounting were also on-hand at the conference to present the topic of “Achieving Efficiency and Effectiveness in Tax Management with Technology.”

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