22/06/2017 - Mr. Tomas Balco has been appointed Head of the Transfer Pricing Unit in the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration. He will take up his duties on 4 September 2017.
A Czech and Slovak national, Tomas has been working at Slovak Republic’s Ministry of Finance since 2014, where he served as General Counsel and was heading the International Tax Unit and the transfer pricing team. In this capacity he played a key role in the tax policy area of the Slovak Presidency of the EU Council - SK PRES 2016. Prior to that, Tomas was a professor at Kimep University and visiting professor and lecturer at other Universities in Europe as well as at the African Tax Institute at University of Pretoria and the Director of the Central Asian Tax Research Center in Kazakhstan. He has also held positions with Deloitte and PricewaterhouseCoopers, the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation, the International Tax Units of the governments of the Czech Republic and Chile, and the European Commission’s DG-TAXUD.
Tomas holds law degrees from Masaryk University in Brno and Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU). He also qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant and is a Fellow of ACCA.
He has been a participant in the work of the UN Committee of Experts on International Taxation, and as a tax policy and capacity building expert he has also worked with Ministries of Finance and Tax Administrations in Europe, Central Asia and Africa.