Saira Menon is a senior tax professional at PwC s’ Academy. She has over 16 years of industry experience, and with industry experience in sectors including oil and gas and real estate, she was a key member in the tax and finance functions in Schlumberger (Middle East), and Dubai World.
In her tenure with Industry, Saira has put in place efficient corporate structures; managed tax planning, documentation, financial/tax reporting and audit controversy; primarily focusing on the risk profile of sovereign entities. Her experience includes resolution of tax due diligence issues arising from acquisitions of corporates from many jurisdictions globally, and she has coordinated commercial bids to cover complex material business issues in contracts ensuring tax efficiency.
Having dealt with direct and indirect tax aspects in the Oil and Gas service and real estate sector, Saira also managed tax related activity within these sectors covering global procurement, distribution, leasing, manufacturing/assembly, back office and efficient shared cost recovery, including internal and external financing.