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Solomon Choge

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Education and Qualifications


University of Pretoria, South Africa- Post Graduate Program/ H Dip 
International Tax Law
University of Pretoria, South Africa – LLM – Mercantile Law Kenya School of Law- Postgraduate Diploma in Law
Moi University, Kenya – LLB – Bachelor of Laws

Over 10 years of professional tax practice:

  • 2019 – Royalty Range
  • 2018 – Thomson Reuters – Tax & Accounting Solutions Specialist – Africa
  • 2011 – 2017: Area Manager Sub Saharan Africa & TP Expert , Bureau Van Dijk Senior
  • 2011 : 2011: Tax Manager, PKF Eastern Africa
  • 2007 – 2011: Tax Manager/Associate, KPMG East Africa
  • 2006 – 2007: Associate, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews Advocates (HH&M)

Solomon also has over 10 years of experience in transfer Pricing and Tax Advisory offering services at a senior level in a number of countries in Africa. He is a leading expert in comparability studies and transfer pricing databases. Solomon has also experience in tax restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, business setups and structuring, offshore entity setups, tax reviews and Value Added Tax (VAT) refund audits. He has vast experience working with revenue authorities, government agencies and major players in key industries in the countries that he has worked in. These include oil and gas, tourism, manufacturing, banking, telecommunication, shipping and logistics, agriculture among others.

Solomon has worked with one of the big four global firms in the East African region serving its key clientele in the region. Solomon has been involved at a senior level in Transfer Pricing consulting (Benchmarking) and training Revenue Authorities and Tax Consultants across Africa. Further, he has spearheaded capacity building in the use of databases for research in Governments and private sector clients. Solomon has also assisted various clients and potential clients in the use various software solutions and databases. One of his key achievements include establishing new relationships and revenue streams with over 18 Governments and Revenue Authorities in Africa and all the big 4 audit firms

Solomon has been involved in transfer pricing policy documentation for multinational enterprises and national enterprises in countries like Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Rwanda and Nigeria. He has advised multinational enterprises on domestication of their global transfer pricing policies in line with the local jurisdictions’ transfer pricing regulations. He has facilitated a number of trainings in areas of transfer pricing, local taxes, international taxation to various industries and in various countries including Kenya, Uganda, South Africa and Nigeria.

Solomon has extremely good relationships in the tax industry including key regulatory agencies. He has vast experience dealing with tax authorities and very good at arguing clients’ positions and presentations. He has represented clients in meetings with various regulatory agencies in a number of countries.

Solomon is also a trustee of Nanga Organization, a non-profit based in Kenya where he provides key legal and general advisory services on a pro bono basis. He is also a member of the Law Society of Kenya, Institute of Business Advisors, Association of Accounting Technicians South Africa (AATsa) and Institute of People Management (IPM).

Location

Nairobi, Kenya

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