Designation: Chief Executive Officer, South African Institute of Taxation (SAIT)

Keith Engel is the Chief Executive Officer for the South African Institute of Taxation.  As part of his core duties managing the Institute, he is heavily engaged in tax at a policy, legislative and interpretative level (e.g., with National Treasury, Parliament, SARS and the private sector).  His role also includes presentations and participation in a wide range of South African tax and regional African tax issues for technical audiences and is repeatedly engaging with the media.  Outside of the Institute, he regularly teaches at Wits University as an adjunct professor and provides lectures at other universities.  Keith is well known for his leading role in the formulation of tax legislation at the National Treasury from 2000 to 2013. He has engaged in a broad range of tax issues with a special emphasis on international and transactional tax.  In more recent days, he has been focusing more heavily on individual wealth issues at both a domestic and cross-border level.  He has a good grasp of residency and domicile issues involving South Africa, the United States and the United Kingdom.  Many of his seminars relate to local and offshore trusts.