SGVean wins EY 2010 Asia Pacific Tax Competition

Tax director Ferdi Echiverri was declared the overall winner of Ernst & Young’s (EY) 2010 Asia Pacific Tax Competition on October 28, 2010. Led by Asia Pacific Tax Managing Partner Mike Sanders, the competition called for creative write-ups from Tax practitioners across the Asia Pacific Area to describe, in 100 words or less, the benefits of the Asia Pacific integration to the tax practice.

Ferdi’s entry titled Integration is the EY Advantage bested all other entries from 20 countries in the region which earned him the top prize of a trip to Singapore to attend the 2010 EY Asia Pacific International Tax Symposium and Transfer Pricing Forum from 9 to 11 November. Ferdi was welcomed by EY Global Vice Chairman for Tax Mark Weinberger, Mike Sanders, Global Transaction Tax Leader Aidan Stokes, Asia-Pacific Transaction Tax Leader Mark Lowry and People Leader Clare Allum. See Ferdi’s entry below:

Exciting opportunities
You act with a global mindset
Access to industry experts
Direct connection to new investors
Valuable information is easily shared
Attracting the best talent
Networking to appreciate everyone’s culture and ideals
Timely service through fast and efficient collaboration
Able to serve our clients anytime, anywhere
Global consistency gives our clients the winning edge
Expectations are exceeded with exceptional client service

According to Mike Sanders, Ferdi’s entry is creative, cohesive and in line with EY’s strategy in integrating Asia-Pacific tax. Ferdi was joined by Tax Head Mannie Alcantara and Tax partners Daks Balili and Romy Danao, who both served as resource speakers during the forum.

Congratulations, Ferdi!

photo shows (from left) Clare Allum, Mark Weinberger, Ferdi Echiverri, Mike Sanders and Aidan O’ Carrol at the Skypark of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel