Raymond Abrea, CPA, MBA is the Co-Chair of the Ease of Doing Business (EODB) Task Force on Paying Taxes and the brainchild of the TaxWhizPH mobile app. He was recognized as one of the 2017 Outstanding Young Persons of the World, 2016 Digital Mover, one of the 2015 The Outstanding Young Men of the Philippines (TOYM), an Asia CEO Young Leader because of his tax advocacy and expertise, and recipient of the Metrobank Foundation’s Award for Continuing Excellence and Service.
Currently, he is the Chairman and Senior Tax Advisor of the Asian Consulting Group (ACG) – the Philippines’ first Tax Hub for top corporations, SMEs and celebrities in the Asia-Pacific, and founding Trustee of the Center for Strategic Reforms of the Philippines (CSR Philippines) – the advocacy partner of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) on the ease of doing business.
He is considered the most prominent advocate of genuine tax reform, a sought-after speaker and most-celebrated tax consultant to high profile individuals and celebrities. He is often invited as a tax expert resource in conferences and legislative committee hearings. He writes for various publications like the Philippine Daily Inquirer, BusinessWorld, and has an online column called #AskTheTaxWhiz via Rappler.
To further promote his advocacy on tax education and reform, he publishes tax books annually making him a bestselling author of “Got A Question About Taxes? #AskTheTaxWhiz” and “Iwas BUWISit: What To Do When Tax Attacks?” recognizing him as The Philippine Tax Whiz.