Opportune LLP Adds Shaun Ahn as Managing Director

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#MLP–Opportune LLP, a global provider of business advisory services to the
energy industry, is pleased to announce that Shaun Ahn has joined the
firm as Managing Director to lead its Tax Advisory practice. Mr. Ahn
brings nearly 20 years of corporate tax consulting, tax law, accounting,
financial reporting and legal experience to the firm where his principal
focus will be on corporate and operational finance, M&A advisory and tax
consulting and compliance.

Prior to joining Opportune, Mr. Ahn was Head of Tax at Westlake Chemical
Corp. where he was responsible for the company’s overall tax function.
While at Westlake Chemical, Mr. Ahn successfully executed the Axiall and
Nakan acquisitions and integrated the tax functions, initiated new tax
planning strategies and financing structures, implemented process
improvements and tax technology, advised MLP transactions, as well as
provided M&A support, deal modelling, and management preparation, among
other duties. Mr. Ahn began his career specializing in corporate and
operational tax advisory at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Throughout his
career, Mr. Ahn has held senior positions at ExxonMobil Corp.,
Occidental Petroleum Corp., Weatherford International Ltd. and Shell Oil

“We are pleased to welcome Shaun to our tax team in Houston,” said
Opportune Partner Dean Price. “His expertise in tax, corporate finance,
and M&A in the energy sector will add significant value to our clients.”

“Opportune is the ideal platform for me to leverage my experience and
deliver value to clients, whether it’s providing accurate and timely
compliance and reporting services or identifying and implementing
planning initiatives,” added Mr. Ahn. “I am familiar with Opportune’s
impeccable reputation in the energy industry, and I am excited to join
the firm and lead the Tax Advisory practice.”

Mr. Ahn holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration from Central
Washington University. He earned his MBA and J.D. degrees from Rutgers
University and holds an LLM post-graduate law degree from New York
University School of Law. Mr. Ahn is also a licensed attorney admitted
to practice in the States of Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia.

Opportune LLP is a leading global energy business advisory firm
specializing in adding value to clients across the energy industry,
including upstream, midstream, downstream, power and gas, commodities
trading and oilfield services. Opportune’s service lines include complex
financial reporting, dispute resolution, enterprise risk, investment
banking, outsourcing, process and technology, reserve engineering and
geosciences, restructuring, strategy and organization, tax,
transactional due diligence and valuation.


Emily Gautreaux Santoni
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