BDO Names Aziz as Global Head of Tax

Robert Aziz

Robert Aziz

BDO Global named Robert Aziz as its new global head of tax, effective June 1. John Wonfor was previously the global head of tax. Wonfor has been the external face of BDO’s international tax practice since January 2010 and has played an important part in helping to grow the network’s tax capabilities. Wonfor is returning to BDO Canada to become national tax office leader.

Aziz has 30 years of experience in advising both U.K. and non-U.K. multinational companies on all aspects of their corporate tax affairs. He joined BDO U.K. as a tax partner in 2002 and his primary area of expertise is international tax, with specific emphasis on cross-border financing, intellectual property planning and mergers and acquisitions structuring and support. He has been involved at an international level for a number of years, having founded BDO U.K.’s corporate international team in 2006, and representing BDO U.K. on the network’s international tax advisory committee from 2010 to 2016. He currently leads BDO’s corporate international tax center of excellence and is also the U.K./U.S. tax liaison partner for BDO U.K.

“Our global tax practice is an important element in our strategic approach and I have no doubt that Robert will contribute to achieving our objectives for this service line. I would also like to express my sincere thanks to John Wonfor for all his contributions to the BDO network and to wish him success in his new role,” says Martin van Roekel, global CEO of BDO.