Kai Hielscher, Deloitte Japan, joined the firm as an Executive Officer in July, 2015. He is the Financial Services Industry Leader at Deloitte Tohmatsu Tax Co. based in Tokyo, and a Transfer Pricing and Business Model Optimization specialist.
Kai started his career with the Deloitte National Office in Washington, DC, in 1995. From 1998 to 2002, he was seconded to Japan to help build Deloitte's Japanese Transfer Pricing practice; and, from 2002 to 2007, he served as the Chicago-based head of Deloitte's US Central Region Transfer Pricing team. After that, he spent time with another Big 4 firm as their global tax head of Japanese Client Services, Japan International Tax Services leader and AP Transfer Pricing Head.
Kai commenced his economics studies at the University of Tübingen, Germany, in 1987 and earned a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Washington, US, in 1995. He is fluent in Japanese, English and German. He serves on the International Advisory Board of the SDA Bocconi Business School in Milan, Italy; the Government of Japan's Cabinet Office Working Group for Revising Regulations and Administrative Procedures, and as an Advisor to the Global Tax Society of the Japan Association of CFOs.