Our Team

Our Founder, SM Thanneermalai

SM Thanneermalai has been practicing tax since 1980 and is a pioneer in transfer pricing – he established Malaysia’s first transfer pricing practice in 1996 in PricewaterhouseCoopers Malaysia. 

He is known in the Malaysian tax fraternity for helping businesses manage their tax affairs and resolving tax related matters with various authorities. He has contributed to the development of tax laws in Malaysia in his capacity as the former President of the Chartered Taxation Institution of Malaysia and Chairman of Board of Trustees of the Malaysian Tax Research Foundation in the past.

SM Thanneermalai has over 40 years of experience in dealing with complex tax issues, resolving tax disputes as well as obtaining special permissions from various authorities including the Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia, Royal Malaysian Customs Department, the Tax Policy Division of the Ministry of Finance, and other government agencies such as Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) and Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC). 

He was a Senior Tax Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers for 22 years and Managing Director of Crowe Horwath KL Tax Sdn Bhd for 2 years. Currently, he is a licensed tax agent approved by the Ministry of Finance Malaysia under section 153 of Income Tax Act, 1967. He is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of England & Wales (ICAEW), a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA), the Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia (CTIM). 

Associate Director, Sangeetha Balan

Sangeetha is an Associate Director at Thannees Tax Consulting Services and has over 10 years of experience in the field of taxation, mainly advising businesses on direct tax matters. Her experience includes handling tax audits and tax investigations, attending dispute resolution proceeding sessions with the Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia on behalf of the clients and obtaining tax incentives and tax exemption status from Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA), Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) and the Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia as well as reviewing tax computations and tax returns. 

Sangeetha has serviced a diversified portfolio of companies consisting of public listed and multinational companies involved in manufacturing, trading, telecommunication, property development, construction, electrical & electronics, engineering, logistics, precious metal, port operations, cargo airlines, and various other services industries.

In collaboration with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA), Sangeetha and our founder presented a webinar on how the waiver of debt will impact taxable income in 2021.

She is a fellow member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and a member of the Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia (CTIM). She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting & Finance from Oxford Brookes University.

Associate Director, Sindupriyah Chandran

Sindupriyah is an Associate Director and has been in the taxation field for over 10 years. She has built vast knowledge and experience in tax compliance, tax audit, transfer pricing, tax due diligence, tax advisory and tax incentive applications. Currently, Sindupriyah specialises in transfer pricing and direct tax matters. Her specialties in transfer pricing extends to transfer pricing audits, dealing with complex transfer pricing restructuring, price setting exercises, and transfer pricing documentation.

Sindupriyah has serviced a diversified portfolio of clients comprising public listed and multinational companies involved in manufacturing, digital services, telecommunication, property development, construction, oil and gas, trading, software development, pharmaceutical, retail, financial services and various other services industries.

Over the past 3 years, Sindupriyah and our founder have been providing training sessions, in collaboration with Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia (CTIM).

Sindupriyah holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Accounting & Finance from University of Abertay Dundee.

Senior Manager, Lee Chak Wei

Chak Wei is a Senior Manager with Thannees Tax Consulting Services Sdn Bhd and has more than 7 years of experience in providing tax advisory and tax compliance services. Over the years, he has built vast technical knowledge in tax consulting, tax planning, tax incentive applications, tax audits and investigation as well as tax review works. He has also been involved in assisting companies with tax dispute resolutions with the Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia.

Chak Wei provides our team technical support in servicing various clients from a wide range of industries. He has serviced a diversified portfolio of clients comprising public listed and multinational companies involved in manufacturing, digital services, telecommunication, property development, construction, financial services, trading and various other services industries.

Over the past 3 years, Chak Wei and our founder have been providing training sessions, in collaboration with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia (CTIM).

Chak Wei is a fellow member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). He holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting & Finance from Sunway University.

Senior Manager, Shubashini Ponnampalam

Shubashini Ponnampalam is a Senior Manager with Thannees Tax Consulting Services Sdn Bhd and has 8 years of experience in advising companies in corporate tax matters. Her experience includes assisting in tax audits and investigations, tax advisory, tax incentive applications, capital statement preparation, as well as reviewing tax computations and tax returns.

Currently, Shubashini manages corporate tax engagements across a variety of sectors. She services a diversified portfolio of clients comprising public listed and multinational companies involved in manufacturing, telecommunication, food & beverage, property development, financial services, trading and service sector. Over the past 3 years, she has been providing training sessions internally and also presented at our virtual sharing sessions as well as our yearly tax conference.

Shubashini is a fellow member of the Institute of the Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA). She holds a Bachelor of Commerce from University of South Australia.

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