Our People

Our PeopleAt Sekhar & Tan, we place considerable emphasis on human resources as an essential ingredient for our success. Thus, recruitment of only the best accounting professionals is an important first step in our continuing prosperity. Our team of consultants come from among the most experienced, competent, committed and highly-motivated individuals in their respective fields. While some bring with them years of extensive experience in private practice, there are also those who have joined us from the Malaysian Inland Revenue Board, bringing with them invaluable insights in taxation practice from "the other side".

Choosing not to rest on our laurels, we are constantly investing a substantial amount of time and money in technical training and personal development in order to serve you even more efficiently.

Raymond Tan
Mr. Tan

"Visualize the process from the start to finish and anticipate the client's needs. Use that as a map."

Mr. Tan Ghee Kiat is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales, a member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants and also of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

He is currently a partner in Sekhar & Tan, a firm of chartered accountants which he founded in 1993 after he left Deloitte, Touche & Tohmatsu, Malaysia. Mr Tan is a trustee of Yaw Teck Seng Foundation and Tropicana Foundation and he has more than 30 years of experience in audit and corporate advisory services.

T V Sekhar
Mr. Sekhar

"Good business management is very important to clients, They hire you for your innovation & commitment, but they also need to know that the job will proceed smoothly."

Mr Sekhar, co-founder and tax partner of Sekhar & Tan, is a Certified Public Accountant with more than 30 years' experience in taxation consulting. He was the Head of Taxation Department of Touche Ross & Co from 1989 to 1993. He has served as a member of the Malaysian Institute of Taxation's technical committee. His responsibilities in Sekhar & Tan's tax division include the review and implementation of schemes for tax-efficient restructuring of businesses, international tax planning, tax investigations, appeals and general tax consultancy for clients involved in varied industries. Besides direct taxation, Mr Sekhar also advises on specific indirect tax issues, service tax, duty drawback and appeals.

David Siew
CA(M), CPA(M), CPA(Aust.)
David Siew

David Siew joined Sekhar & Tan as its Managing Partner at the beginning of 2009. Prior to that he was a Partner of BDO Binder and has served as its managing partner from 1999 to 2007. David is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA), the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA) and CPA Australia. He qualified as a Certified Public Accountant with MICPA in 1976.

Besides having extensive experience in public accounting practice, David has served for 4 years as the Finance Director of a major diversified corporation that is listed on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia. He has also been appointed as a Special Administrator for various public listed companies pursuant to the Pengurusan Danaharta Nasional Berhad Act, 1998 and successfully restructured them for relisting.

David is a member of the Developing Nations Committee of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), a member of the Practice Review Committee of the MIA and the Public Practice, Technical and Financial Statement Review Committees of MICPA. He had served for 2 terms as a member of the Financial Reporting Foundation.

Datuk Mohd Saian Ridzuan
Datuk Mohd Saian Ridzuan Datuk Mohd Saian Ridzuan, a member of The Association of Corporate And Certified Secretaries (UK) joined Sekhar & Tan in Jun 2006 as an Executive Director.

He had previously worked with the Inland Revenue Board (IRB) of Malaysia for 36 years and the last post he held before retirement in April 2006 was the Deputy Director General in charge of Operations, Technical, Legal and Information Communication and Technology. He was responsible for the planning and implementation of the Self Assessment System in IRB both for Company and Individual Taxpayers.

He has vast experience in Tax Audit and Investigation being the Head of Investigation himself prior to his appointment as the Deputy Director General.

Tan Sri Datuk Ahmad Mohd Don
B.Sc. Econs (Hons) (Wales) FCA, CPA
Tan Sri Dato' Ahmad Mohd Don Tan Sri Datuk Ahmad Mohd Don joined Sekhar & Tan in May 2003 as a Director.

Tan Sri graduated in Economics and Business from University of Wales, Aberystwyth and as a Chartered Accountant, he had previously worked in both the public and private sectors.

He was with Malayan Banking Berhad for 12 years and held the position of Group Managing Director from 1991 to 1994. He was the Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia from 1994 to 1998. Currently, he also holds directorships in J.P. Morgan Chase Bank Berhad, KAF Investment Bank Berhad, United Malacca Berhad, MAA Holdings Berhad and Hap Seng Plantations Holdings Berhad.

Ng Yew Hoon
Mr Ng, a member of the Malaysian Institute of Taxation is a Senior Tax Consultant of Sekhar & Tan since year 2003.

He graduated from University of Malaya in 1969. Currently, he is an approved tax agent by the Minister of Finance under Section 153 of the Income Tax Act, 1967.

He has 32 years working experience with the Inland Revenue Board (IRB) of Malaysia. Areas of experience include taxation of companies, individual tax, petroleum income tax and investigation works.

Retired from IRB as Director of Investigation & Intelligence Division in the Head Office in January 2003. The duties as head of division include training and supervision of tax investigation officers throughout the country.

Yau Yok Seong
Mr. Yau, a Chartered Accountant joined Sekhar & Tan in June 2004. Currently, he is an audit director.

He had previously worked with a reputable international accounting firm for 9 years. He has extensive experience in audit, corporate acquisitions, investigation and restructuring exercise. He has also undertaken numerous receivership and liquidation assignments.

Koay Seok Hean
Ms. Koay joined Sekhar & Tan as audit director in October 2009. She is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and had previously worked with a reputable international accounting firm for 12 years.

Besides having extensive experience in audit, she has also involved in corporate acquisitions, investigation and listing exercise.