Gilles de Vignemont

Gilles de Vignemont

Principal, PwC US

Gilles is the leader of our African Tax Group and he is permanently assigned to the Foreign Tax Desk Program in New York.

Gilles started his career with PwC 17 years ago in Cameroon and Chad and he moved to the US approximately 5 years ago where he virtually created the African tax practice. The African Tax Group team is currently comprised of Norman Mekgoe (a seconded director from South Africa), Emuesiri Akbeyi (a seconded director from Nigeria), Robert Smallwood (a director originally from Liberia), Ronald Kalungi (a manager originally from Uganda), and Mickael Dada Amos (an associate originally from Benin).

Gilles’s key area of expertise is in creating solutions for groups investing in Africa, including tax efficient holding and financing company structures, tax efficient profit, cash repatriation techniques, and M&A.

Gilles holds a Masters Degree in International Taxation from the University of Aix en Provence/ France as well as a Masters Degree in European Law from the University of Dundee / Scotland. In addition, he is also a registered French lawyer (Paris Bar Association).

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