Naveed is a senior manager of Tax. Prior to joining Grant Thornton he worked in the GCC region and has completed over 60 VAT implementations over the past two years, supporting key decision makers in critical businesses to better understand VAT, implement the necessary changes to their processes and systems, comply with VAT legislation and pay the right amount of tax at the right time.
Apart from indirect taxes, Naveed has held several senior roles over the last decade in both CIT (direct and indirect tax (VAT/Sales tax), international taxation, CRS reporting, transfer pricing (TP) and national service taxes) and advisory, working both in industry and with professional services firms (Big 4).
A VAT specialist, Naveed has broad tax consultancy experience, having advised on tax planning (on- & off-shore), presented appeals to the tax authorities in Pakistan to highest levels, supervised the preparation of tax returns and led compliance with statutory requirements on behalf of local and international clients.
Having worked as a Head of tax in the telecoms and education sectors, Naveed has broad taxation experience in other sectors including financial services, construction and real estate, power & utilities, oil & gas and manufacturing.