Mok was a partner in KPMG before joining BDO. He has undertaken numerous valuations, financial due diligence and other corporate finance assignments locally and overseas. He has also been involved in governance advisory, forensic and expert witness engagements and in various insolvency administrations.
With the introduction of GST in Malaysia, he led one of two dedicated GST teams to assist clients in GST implementation. His implementation engagements covered various industries including power, water, construction, property development, IT services, shipping, food & beverage, manufacturing and trading. He is now involved in GST health checks, review of GST returns and GST advisory.
Mok also has over nine years of commercial experience. Previously, he was a Senior General Manager (Corporate Finance) in a large diversified group listed on Bursa Malaysia.
He also has seven years audit experience with a UK accounting firm and another five years advisory experience with KPMG in Melbourne, Australia.
Brian Conn is a VAT Partner at BDO. With over 20 years’ experience, Brian originally trained with HM Customs and Excise (now HM Revenue and Customs) before moving into practice in 1990. After spells with the leading Big 4 firms for many years, Brian joined BDO UAE in 2017, where he heads up the VAT practice for the GCC region.
Brian has advised clients across a wide range of industries, including financial services, oil and gas, retail, manufacturing and distribution, real estate and the government sectors. Many of his clients have international operations and he is experienced in global VAT issues. Notable projects have included advising on the Channel Tunnel rail link between the UK and France, the establishment of the Francis Crick Institute and the London Olympics in 2012. He has also been involved in a number of landmark VAT cases in both the UK and European Courts.
In addition to technical consulting work Brian is also experienced in the delivery of compliance projects, including systems and process improvement and the implementation of VAT technology solutions.
Evgenii Podborskii is the Head of Automation at First BIT with over 8 years of experience in automating businesses in the MENA region and the CIS (former Soviet countries). Evgenii majored in software development and, having moved to the UAE in 2013, spearheaded the development of an ERP system for the local trading and distribution industry.
Based on his hands-on experience in implementing software supporting VAT and other taxes in the CIS, Evgenii prepares the FirstBIT ERP solution to make clients’ document management systems VAT compliant.
Evgenii led business automation projects for companies of all sizes, from small to enterprise businesses. His clients come from a wide range of industries, including retail, distribution, construction and manufacturing, both in the private and public sectors.
Hakim Kuvatov is a Business Development Manager at First BIT with 7 years of successful experience. Hakim spent his first years of career in United States and developed expertise in software and digital marketing industry.
Hakim joined First BIT in 2012 in one of the company’s CIS branch and has hands-on experience working with numerous ERP projects in a variety of industries, including FMCG, light and heavy equipment trading, automotive, construction, agriculture, financial services and government sector.
BDO UAE is the United Arab Emirate Member Firm of BDO International with 64,300 people working out of over 1,400 offices worldwide.More
At BDO UAE, we specialise in helping businesses, whether start-ups or multinationals, to achieve their goals. Through our own professional expertise and by working directly with organisations, we've developed a robust understanding of the factors that govern business growth. Our objective is to use this to help our clients maximise their potential.
We have a partner-led approach, which delivers the highest quality of service by using short, functional chains of communications to aid decision-making. Clients benefit from our fresh thinking, constructive challenge and practical understanding of the issues they face. Developing strong, personal relationships with our clients is at the forefront of our service approach at BDO UAE.
First BIT is a leader in providing complex business automation systems and all-round IT services.More
With more than 19 years of expertise, the company is committed to providing businesses of any size with top-notch automation and optimization solutions. Covering the whole spectrum of financial and accounting processes and having a strong background in VAT implementation, First BIT will ensure seamless and trouble-free realignment of your business processes for the upcoming changes.
5,000+ professionals in 80 offices take care of fulfilling your business needs based on know-how and expertise gained in 150,000+ of implementations around the world.