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Elis Tan, Executive Director, Transfer Pricing

Elis Tan

Executive Director, Transfer Pricing

+65 6990 2837


Elis has more than 20 years of tax transfer pricing experience. She started her career with a Big 4 firm where she provided transfer pricing services to a diverse portfolio of clients in the industrial, consumer manufacturing, retail, pharmaceutical, oil & gas, banking, and asset management sectors. From 2006 to 2009, Elis was based in Shanghai, helping China-based multinational clients manage their transfer pricing risks. Elis also spent more than 3 years as Head of Transfer Pricing, Asia-Pacific region, at one of the largest multinational insurance groups based in the United States.

Elis has extensive experience in handling all aspects of transfer pricing including documentation compliance, planning and controversy management. Her work includes transfer pricing risk assessment, audit defence, tax effective value chain management in relation to the use of regional principals, application and negotiation of tax incentives and working with customs and tax colleagues for overall tax optimisation. She also has experience negotiating advanced pricing arrangements (APAs) with tax authorities in Singapore, China and Japan. 

In 2017, Elis has been recognised as one of “Singapore’s 40 promising accountants aged 40 and under” by Singapore Business Review. In 2022, Elis was recognised as a highly regarded Transfer Pricing advisor by the International Tax Review (ITR)’s World Transfer Pricing, which rates transfer pricing service providers in more than 50 jurisdictions globally. Elis is currently serving on the Singapore transfer pricing round table commissioned by the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore to consult on transfer pricing matters.

Professional Affiliations

  • Accredited Tax Adviser (Income Tax) of Singapore Chartered Tax Professionals (SCTP)
  • Member (Non-Practising) of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA)


  • Graduated from the Singapore Nanyang Technological University with a Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) Degree.