South Africa


  • 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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