Jurgen has extensive experience in providing policy advisory, tax advisory, and regulatory compliance services for over the last 10 years to large and multifaceted clients having worked in the PwC Kenya, Nairobi. In the years 2008 to 2015 he worked as a Tax Manager at PwC Kenya playing a leading role in the provision of compliance, consulting and advisory services about taxes covering direct and indirect taxes to local and multinational clients. He has also widely consulted for the East African Community (EAC) Secretariat in areas of tax policy review and tax policy harmonization.
In 2016-2018 Jurgen worked with British American Tobacco (BAT) as the manager in charge of legal and external affairs for Eastern Africa Markets leading a cluster of 14 countries. He led in tax planning as well as tax forecasting for planning purposes. He was also in charge of lobbying the government for changes in tax laws across the Eastern Africa Markets. Significantly, In Uganda, he led the development of internal compliance procedures to meet the requirements for the Uganda Tobacco Control Act in 2016 as well as the Excise Duty Amendment Act 2017. He led the team that successfully challenged the implementation of the Uganda Excise Duty Act 2017 at the East Africa Court of Justice.
He brings to your business a detailed understanding of regional tax laws, cross border trade, tax treaties and their impact on taxation. He will also offer a good understanding of the operations of multinational businesses and cross and their tax considerations. As well as the operations of regional economic blocs. His expertise in stakeholder mapping, stakeholder management, and regulatory monitoring will be of great impact to the company.
Jurgen holds a Bachelors’s Degree in Biochemistry, is a Member of ACCA and certified Miller Heiman professional in strategic and conceptual selling.