Michael Velten

Partner, Asia Pacific Financial Services Tax Leader



Michael is a financial services tax partner with Deloitte Asia Pacific and is the firm’s Asia Pacific Financial Services Tax Leader. He has 35 years of tax experience; 27 years of which have been spent working in Asia having been based in Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong and Singapore. Prior to joining Deloitte, Michael had held senior tax roles with leading financial institutions and professional firms in Asia Pacific and academic appointments at the University of Melbourne and National University of Singapore. Michael advises on all areas of financial services tax (including indirect tax, information reporting, M&A tax and transfer pricing); and is a recognised industry tax expert. Michael works across all sectors including banking and securities, insurance and investment (and wealth) management. He is qualified as both a solicitor (Supreme Court of Victoria and High Court of Australia) and a Certified Public Accountant (Australia). Michael is an Accredited Tax Adviser: Income tax and GST (Singapore), a Certified Tax Adviser (Hong Kong) and a Trust and Estate Practitioner. He is a Fellow of the Taxation Institute of Hong Kong, an Associate of the Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia and a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors. Michael holds a Master of Taxation from the University of Melbourne and a Master of Laws from the National University of Singapore. He is a member of the ASIFMA Tax Product Committee and a member of the AIMA Tax Committee in Singapore.