The Singapore Budget 2021 was delivered by Deputy Prime Minister, Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies and Minister for Finance, Mr. Heng Swee Keat on 16 February 2021.
Be it the measures to help businesses cope with immediate headwinds or new enhancements to our tax systems to propel economic growth, Singapore’s Budget 2021 is directly aimed at supporting businesses and its people through these trying times, while positioning for new growth. Our professionals will be sharing key tax updates and the panel session will cover broader topics such as sustainability and workforce, on top of making sense of what the new proposed budget measures mean for you.
We are honoured to have Guest of Honour, Ms Indranee Rajah, Minister in the Prime Minister's Office and Second Minister for Finance and National Development to join us for our panel session where we will deep dive into how the Budget measures will help businesses address the near-term challenges and long-term needs.
Note: The full webinar programme and speakers will be updated on an ongoing basis.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office
Second Minister for Finance and National Development
Leader of the House, 14th Parliament
Member of Parliament for Tanjong Pagar GRC
Ms Indranee Rajah is the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office. She is also Second Minister for Finance, and Second Minister for National Development. She co-chaired the Working Group on Legal and Accounting Services, a sub-committee of the 2016 Committee on the Future Economy, the recommendations of which are aimed at transforming the legal and accounting industries in Singapore and catalysing the internationalisation of such professional services. She oversees infrastructure Asia, the Singapore government platform that connects infrastructure demand and supply in the region.
General Manager, IBM ASEAN
Martin has been appointed as IBM’s General Manager for the ASEAN region. He is responsible for business growth and leadership of IBM in ASEAN. His new portfolio includes strengthening IBM’s presence and collaboration with clients and partners through the adoption of Open, Hybrid Cloud and AI to drive digital transformation for business success.
Tax Leader, PwC Singapore
Chris is the Tax Leader for PwC Singapore and PwC Myanmar. He has over 20 years of professional experience. Chris specializes in the M&A tax needs of strategic, financial and private equity clients from Asia, the United States and Europe. He has extensive experience providing tax structuring and planning for acquisitions including management and leveraged buy-outs, and divestments. This extends to global, regional and Singapore targets in a wide array of industries.
Sustainability and Climate Change Leader, PwC Singapore
Eu-Lin is a Partner with the PwC’s Risk Assurance practice specializing in reviews of internal controls, internal audit and enterprise risk management amongst other professional risk services. She also lead the Sustainability and Climate Change Practice in Singapore where she help organisations improve their sustainability practices in the areas of reporting, assurance, climate change risk, ESG due diligence, impact assessments, SDG prioritisation and alignment, and policy development.
Goods and Services Tax (GST) Leader, PwC Singapore
Bing Keong has over 25 years of experience specializing in GST. He offers GST advice in diverse issues and industries, where he has successfully assisted his clients in appealing to the authorities for changes to the GST rules and legislation. He also assists clients with dispute resolution with the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS). As one of the pioneer members of the GST team at the IRAS and he was heavily involved in the implementation of GST in Singapore and Malaysia.
Financial Services Tax, PwC Singapore
Lennon has been involved in many international advisory projects and assignments across a whole spectrum of industries. He is also actively advising multi-national corporations and government-linked entities on cross-border tax and regulatory implications including mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, outbound and inbound investments, asset securitisation, leasing, tax based structured products, cash and treasury products and investment funds.