Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited has appointed John Lee as senior vice president, Head of Tax.
Prior to joining Shanda, Lee was the partner in charge of the China tax department at KPMG, where he recently retired after a 35-year career. Lee advised multinational companies on international and Chinese tax planning strategies, corporate restructuring, initial public offerings, and mergers and acquisition transactions. He joined the Toronto office of KPMG in 1975 upon graduating from the University of Manitoba. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1977 and was admitted as a tax partner of KPMG in 1985. He transferred to Hong Kong in 1994.
Lee was a co-editor of the Asia Pacific Taxation Journal, and has been a frequent speaker on China taxation topics at various conferences. For the last three years, he also lectured on International Tax Planning at Fudan University.