Our Team

A multicultural team of committed professionals:

At VAT Systems, we understand that the value we bring to our clients is the value of the professionals we employ. Our teams are comprised of a unique multicultural mixture of tax experts, lawyers, economists, accountants and business administration professionals, with extensive international experience. Over fifteen nationalities are represented within VAT Systems’ offices.

Our consultants count on their expertise, on their team management as well as the company’s network, to provide our clients with high quality global solutions for all their international taxation issues.

A management team at your disposal:

Our managers relentlessly promote excellence and keep their teams focused on practical guidance and straight-to-the-point advice. Whenever necessary they provide clients with their direct support.

Meet the management team of VAT Systems:

Andreas KOZANITIS – Chairman

Andreas Kozanitis founded VAT Systems in 2004 and has led the group ever since. He has a postgraduate degree in Private International Law from the University of Paris II Panthéon – Sorbonne. Before founding VAT Systems he was Legal Director of a group of companies in the fashion industry and Director of Development and Sales Export Manager for consulting companies specialized in international VAT.
Languages: French, English, Greek, Italian
Filipe NOGUEIRA – Partner – Chief Operating Officer

Filipe Nogueira is the group’s Chief Operating Officer and works out of our offices in Portugal. He is a lawyer and a chartered accountant with almost 20 years of experience in VAT. Up until 2016 he has been heading the VAT group of Deloitte in Porto, where he was an Associate Partner.
Languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish
Justin H. MILLER – Director – Compliance & Consulting

Justin Hayden Miller is Director within the group. He holds a degree in Law and he studied at the Inns’ of Court School of Law, London. He has 20 years’ experience in international indirect taxation, and has worked as a Barrister and as Avocat. He has worked for HMRC, and he was Director in the Indirect Taxes & Customs department at TAJ / Deloitte for eight years and thereafter Director of the Indirect Taxes Department for the Financial Sector, at Ernst & Young in Paris.
Languages: English, French
Mariana PRINCIPE – Director – Compliance & Consulting

Mariana Principe is the Director of the Compliance team. Before joining VAT Systems, Mariana worked during 5 years at Deloitte in Porto as a Senior in Tax. She graduated on Economics in the Universidade Católica do Porto, Portugal.
Languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish
Aline RODRIGUES – Senior Manager – Compliance & Consulting

Aline Rodrigues has a Master II in Fiscal Law of the University Assas-Paris II and a Master II in Community Law of the University of Paris XI. She counts 17 years of experience as French lawyer specialized in international indirect taxation. She has worked for several Big 4, of which 7 years as Senior Manager in the department of Indirect Taxes & Customs at FIDAL and then 4 years in the equivalent department at Ernst & Young in Paris.
Languages: French, English
Julie LESAGE – Senior Manager – Tax Recovery Operations

Julie Lesage joined VAT Systems as consultant in 2007. After holding several management positions within the two departments Compliance and Tax Recovery, today she leads the Tax Recovery Operations department. She is also responsible of the network of partners of VAT Systems. She graduated in Business Law and Taxation from the University of Lyon 3 and from the Queen’s University of Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Languages: French, English, Danish
Verena HENON – Senior Manager – Marketing & Sales

Verena Henon is Senior Manager within the Marketing & Sales department. Before joining VAT Systems in 2006, she held the position of Export Account Manager and Key Account Manager in sectors as the automotive, the digital imagery and the financial consulting. She holds a double Master degree in International Trade at the International Institute of Trade and Distribution in Paris and at the HES Rotterdam University, the Netherlands, with a specialization in International Trade Development.
Languages: French, German, English
Nuria PROFITOS – Senior Manager – Corporate Projects

Nuria Profitos supervises transversal projects involving our group. Nuria joined VAT Systems in 2007 as Account Manager. Before VAT Systems, she worked as Purchase manager in Europe and as Investment manager to accompany foreign investments in France. She holds a Master II in International Trade at INALCO in Paris and a Bachelor degree in Political Sciences at the University of Paris I Panthéon – Sorbonne.
Languages: French, Spanish, English
Carsten MUNDT – General Manager VAT Systems Hungary

Carsten Mundt joined VAT Systems in 2007 as co-founder of VAT Systems Hungary, of which he is General Manager. He is also the founder of an accounting firm in Budapest. He has a Masters in Economics from the University Corvinus of Budapest, Hungary.
Languages: German, Hungarian, English