Charl Niemand

Director, WTS Global

Charl Niemand leads the establishment and strategic growth of the WTS global brand in the Southern Africa region. Charl’s career spans across:

  • South African Revenue Services (SARS), where he conducted tax audits and worked at their head office as a training officer;
  • Deloitte, being part of a dedicated tax research group, where he learned to develop, market and implement tax solutions;
  • KMPG, where he fulfilled the role and responsibilities of a Partner in Tax and acted as a member of KPMG’s global indirect tax steering committee – seeking to introduce global best practice in the local market;
  • Ernst & Young, where he acted as a Partner and as the Africa Regional Indirect Tax Leader. He also acted as a member of EY’s EMEA indirect tax leadership team, developing African strategies and solutions for the cross-border tax challenges faced by multi-national entities transacting with Africa.

Charl is currently very active in assisting multi-national entities with tax compliance, advisory support for financing structures, tax and other incentives and BEE advisory initiatives. He is currently also very involved in creating a very ambitious Africa strategy for WTS Global together with WTS Global’s CEO and COO.