Mahip Gupta is a Partner with Dhruva Advisors and is based in Singapore.
Mahip has over 2 decades experience advising clients from various Industries on a wide range of international and local tax issues. His experience includes dealing with international and local tax planning, business structuring, negotiating tax incentives, due diligence, tax controls, tax compliance and transfer pricing.
Mahip also brings valuable in-house tax experience from a Fortune-500 MNC where he was Global Tax Lead of its key international businesses.
He has also assisted business associations & government agencies in lobbying for tax law changes and drafting of tax legislations. Mahip’s current and past clients includes various MNC groups including those in energy, mining, manufacturing, financial services and logistic sectors.
Mahip is a member of Institute of Chartered Accountant of India (ICAI) where he was placed amongst top 20 rank holders in both stages of exams. Mahip is also a member of Singapore-India Business Council of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) in Singapore.
Kok Ying Choong (KY)
Mr Choong is a Senior Advisor with Dhruva Advisors and is based in Singapore. He is an industry stalwart with over 30 years of international tax experience.
Prior to joining Dhruva, Mr Choong worked for the Standard Chartered Bank in Hong Kong and Singapore for 12 years. In his last role of Senior Tax Advisor, he focused on the global implementation of CRS and FATCA reporting (global reporting of tax information on bank and investment accounts). He was a Tax Partner and the Regional Tax Head of Structured Finance and Financial Products with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Hong Kong and has served in various offices within the APAC region from 1989 to 2006. During his time as a tax advisor in Hong Kong, Mr Choong’s clients included various business units of multinational banks with regional headquarters in Hong Kong. These included JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, HSBC and Natwest.
Mr Choong’s industry experience includes corporate finance, aircraft leasing, lease financing, structured finance, trade finance, private equity, venture capital funds, note-issuing vehicles, securitisation structures, revocable trusts, irrevocable trusts, and various custody structures. His tax governance expertise in a multinational context includes designing and overseeing tax processes and controls to achieve a high degree of automation in tax reporting. His experience also includes overseeing the continued development of such processes and updating controls in line with regulatory changes, business changes and changes in transaction processing systems.