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  • Service: Tax
  • Type: KPMG information
  • Date: 2013/08/23

Tax Personality Profile - Ben-Schoeman Geldenhuys 

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Full Name: Ben-Schoeman Geldenhuys

 

Position: Director: tax and legal at KPMG Services

 

Main Activity of the Company: Advisory and tax services

 

Date and Place of Birth: March 15, 1971, Johannesburg

 

Education: BCom, LLB, LLM, higher diploma in international tax, diploma in human rights and advanced diploma in company law – all from the University of Johannesburg, formerly Rand Afrikaans University

 

First Job: Legal articles

 

Size of First Pay Packet: R2 500 a month

 

Number of People under Your Leadership: Forty reporting staff members

 

Management Style: Inclusive and collaborative

 

Personal Best Achievement: Obtaining a private pilot’s licence

 

Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Life: My Father, mother and grandparents

 

Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Career: My father and my mother

 

Person You Would Most Like to Meet: Bill Clinton

 

Businessperson Who Has Impressed You Most: Steve Jobs

 

Philosophy of Life: Do unto others as you would like others to do unto you

 

Biggest Ever Opportunity: Joining Mondi, Anglo American, Anglo Platinum and then KPMG

 

Biggest Ever Disappointment: The passing of my father and my grandmother in 2011 and 2012 respectively

 

Hope for the Future: That we have significant growth in South Africa and Africa, that our mining sector becomes stable and that investment flows into the South African mining sector

 

Favourite Reading: Way too many to name

 

Favourite TV Programme: The Fixer and news channels

 

Favourite Food/Drink: Italian food/good wine

 

Favourite Music: Sting and Katie Melua, besides others

 

Favourite Sport: Rugby

 

Hobbies: Flying

 

Car: Audi

 

Pets: Mauser, my Staffie

 

Miscellaneous Dislikes: People who do not strive for excellence in their field, whatever it is, and corruption

 

Married: Soon

 

Clubs: Country Club Johannesburg and Virgin Active

 


This article first appeared in the August 2013 issue of Mining Weekly
 

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