Benedict Francis

Partner, PwC Malaysia / Vice Chairman II, MICCI Southern Region


Benedict Francis is PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Malaysia’s Southern Region Leader and Tax Partner. He has over 25 years of experience in both Malaysia and Singapore. Besides being a Tax Partner, Benedict is responsible for the operations and growth of the Southern Region practice.

Relevant experience:

– Cross border tax planning, group restructuring, business model optimisation, Mergers & Acquisition, tax structuring for inbound and outbound investments, tax incentive application and negotiation, dealing with tax queries, transfer pricing, tax audit and investigations, regulatory and exchange control requirements as well as other advisory work relating to income tax, stamp duty, real property gains tax and double taxation treaties.

– Diverse client portfolio as he works with large multinationals, local corporations, government linked companies and family owned businesses across various industries such as manufacturing, energy and resources, telecommunication, media and technology, pharmaceutical and life sciences, education, property development, construction services, plantation, shipping, transportation and logistics and others.

– Speaks frequently on Malaysian taxation at various seminars in Malaysia and abroad and as a panel speaker at seminars organised by the Malaysian Inland Revenue Board, Malaysian Employers Federation, Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia and Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants. He has also authored several thought leadership articles.

Benedict is the Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce & Industry (MICCI) Southern Region Vice-Chairman and MICCI National General Committee member. He is also a Committee member (Finance Chair) of the Rotary Club of Johor Bahru and Rotary Club of Johor Bahru Foundation.

Qualifications – A fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia (CTIM), and A licensed tax agent (Income Tax) under the Ministry of Finance.