Johnson Ngila

Johnson has over 10 years of experience in tax advisory assignments in a number of countries in Africa. He has worked with big four global audit firms in East and West African regions.


Past career:

2015 – 2016: Manager, PwC Nigeria
2013 – 2014: Manager, KPMG Nigeria
2010 – 2012: Tax Consultant, PKF Eastern Africa
2007 – 2009: Tax Associate, Deloitte and Touche

Professional and Industry Experience

Johnson has over 10 years of experience in tax advisory assignments in a number of countries in Africa. These assignments span across the major tax areas: transfer pricing, tax restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, business setups and structuring, offshore entity setups, tax reviews and Value Added Tax (VAT) refund audits. He has experience working with major players in major industries in the countries that he has worked in. These include oil and gas, tourism, manufacturing, banking, telecommunication, shipping and logistics, agriculture among others.

Johnson has undertaken tax structuring projects for companies looking to structure their global operations for tax efficiency. He has assisted entities review and select the most suitable locations to hold their investments and set up their headquarters including intellectual properties, share service centers and financing hubs. He has also assisted groups review the tax risks and opportunities relating to inter-company transactions.

Johnson has been involved in transfer pricing policy documentation for multinational enterprises and national enterprises in countries like Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Rwanda and Nigeria. He has advised multinational enterprises on domestication of their global transfer pricing policies in line with the local jurisdictions’ transfer pricing regulations.

Johnson has conducted/facilitated a number of trainings in areas of local taxes, international taxation and transfer pricing to various industries and in various countries including Kenya, Uganda, South Africa and Nigeria.

Johnson has extremely good relationships in the tax industry including key regulatory agencies. He has vast experience dealing with tax authorities and very good at arguing clients’ positions and presentations. He has represented clients in meetings with various regulatory agencies in a number of countries.

Some of the key clients that he has provided services to include:

Thought leadership

Johnson is active in thought leadership. He has been a speaker and panellist in key events and seminars including PwC Tax Academy Nigeria, TICAD VI, various tax trainings and seminars.

He has published various articles that have been published in international magazines and newspapers in the U.S, Nigeria and Kenya. The links to some of these articles are below:

  1. Potential Risks in the Safe Harbor Provisions of Nigeria’s Transfer Pricing Regulations published in the Tax Notes International. Please click on the link to read the article: View Article
  2. Reputational risk facing multinational enterprises emanating from transfer pricing practices. Please click on the link to read the article: View Article
  3. Accountability can boost tax morale, compliance in Africa. Please click on the link to read the article: View Article
  4. Is Kenya ready to tax the digital economies? Please click on the link to read the article: View Article
Name: Johnson Ngila
Nationality: Kenyan

Contact Info:

Email: [email protected]
Phone: +254 722 944 496
Website: www.stratt.consulting
Nairobi, Kenya