Glenn D. Delos Santos | KPMG | PH

Glenn D. Delos Santos

Glenn D. Delos Santos

Assistant Manager, TAX

Assistant Manager, TAX

As a young lawyer and KPMG professional in the Philippines, I created a mindset wherein I made myself open for new opportunities that can further improve my life, career, and my whole being as a person.

Having been with KPMG Philippines for more than 3 years, I decided to make a bold decision and grabbed the opportunity to apply for the Tax Trek Program, and as they say, the rest was history. I was chosen to be sent to KPMG Russia (Moscow Office) for a 3 month assignment and I joined the Tax and Legal Team, with Corporate Tax as the team's specialization.

While under the program, there were definitely quite a lot of first time experiences for me: to live on my own, away from my family; to experience the coldest weather at -30 degrees; to work with foreign KPMG professionals with an entirely different culture (beliefs, ethics, and religion) from what I am accustomed to; to find my way through conquering the language barrier and to succesfully communicate to my fellow colleagues since not everyone speaks and understands the English language. These were a few of the hurdles that came to me and I am proud to have conquered it all during the tax trek program.

All in all, I can definitely say that the tax trek experience is a true game changer for me, it opened my eyes to the actual international community and gave me the realization that one can thrive wherever in the world, provided the person has strong will to improve, big dreams for the future, and hunger for more experience in life.

The tax trek program also made me more dynamic to change, to accept change, and to find ways to make this change work, and these are what i believe to be the fundamental building blocks of having a global mindset that will help me thrive in this ever changing world.