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Elis Tan, Executive Director, Transfer Pricing

Elis Tan

Executive Director, Transfer Pricing

+65 6990 2837


Elis has more than 15 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. Prior to joining BDO, Elis was at another mid-tier firm heading up their transfer pricing department.

Professional Affiliations

  • Accredited Tax Practitioner (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.


*formerly known as the Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals (SIATP)