FALLS CHURCH, Va., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) announced today that it has appointed Talha A. Zobair, vice president, Tax, effective Aug. 18, 2014. Zobair will report to James F. Palmer, corporate vice president and chief financial officer.
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"I am pleased Talha is joining the Northrop Grumman business management leadership team," said Palmer. "He is a proven leader in our industry and in the tax field. We look forward to his contributions to our company's performance."
In his new role, Zobair will lead all tax initiatives across the company, including the implementation of tax strategies; research of complex tax issues; compliance with all international, federal, state and local regulatory filings; analysis of tax legislation and provision of tax-consulting services to the company's business sectors.
Zobair joins Northrop Grumman from the Raytheon Company, where he was senior tax counsel and director of global taxes. He was previously a tax attorney at Alcoa, where he worked on federal and state tax matters, and also worked in the state tax area for Ernst & Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Zobair earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, a juris doctorate from the Vermont Law School and a master of laws degree in taxation from the Georgetown University Law Center.
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