Guo Jian, Tax Product Manager (Global)
Guo Jian leads AxiomSL’s Global Tax product team. He focuses on AML (KYC) and risk management and is a subject-matter expert in global regulatory tax reporting regimes including Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and Common Reporting Standard (CRS). Since the introduction of FATCA in Singapore in 2014, Guo Jian has been actively involved in its evolution from both functional and technical perspectives, and works extensively with clients globally on their FATCA and CRS compliance programs.
Guo Jian’s more than 11 years’ experience in the banking and financial sectors include previous positions with UOB, CLSA and BNP Paribas.
Pranay Rathi, Project Director
Pranay Rathi is a Project Director with the Customer Tax Transparency (CTT) area at ANZ, his responsibilities broadly covers all Foreign Accounts Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) & Common Reporting Standard (CRS) obligations across ANZ global footprint. Pranay has been an integral part of building the CTT area from the ground up and has ultimate accountability for all Due Diligence obligations related to FATCA & CRS.
Prior to this, he was responsible for the Governance and delivery of over 100 applications through Strategic Technology Outsourcing. Pranay who has over 15 years’ experience in Large Scale Delivery programs is a cycling and fitness enthusiast and is constantly looking to do things more efficient, whilst reducing risk and improving the end to end environment for ANZ.
Nike James, Tax Partner
Nike is a partner and head of the Financial Services Industry, Tax, Regulatory & People Services (TRPS), at KPMG in Nigeria. She has over 20 years of professional experience providing value add results to clients with industry leading practices. Nike is responsible for leading efforts in the area of OCED’s Common Reporting Standard (CRS) and the United States’ Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) in Nigeria. Her expertise covers tax & regulatory advisory and compliance services to multinational and local clients in the financial services industry value-chain.
Nike is a market leader on CRS in Nigeria, she works with the tax authorities in providing insight and effective strategy aimed at improving CRS compliance processes in Nigeria. She was very instrumental in enlightening relevant Associations within the financial services sector, such as the Mortgage Banking Association of Nigeria (MBAN), National Association of Microfinance Banks (NAMB) and Fund Managers Association of Nigeria (FMAN), on CRS and its implementation in Nigeria. This has improved the general awareness of CRS in the FSI space and improved compliance considerably.
She leads her team to assist various clients, in the banking and insurance industries, as well as the Capital Market Operators, to comply with the CRS requirements, by providing due diligence advisory and compliance services, including overall management of CRS risks, with an overall objective of process improvement.