María José Garde, Deputy Director for International Taxation at the Spanish Ministry of Finance, took office on 1 January 2017 as Chair of the Global Forum.
During the past fifteen years, she has developed her expertise in the international taxation and tax policy areas such as the tax system for non-residents, the proposal and interpretation of general tax rules and the negotiation and implementation of tax treaties and agreements for exchange of information.
Ms Garde is responsible for the negotiation and implementation of tax treaties and exchange of information agreements, and for the work done on taxation matters within the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the European Union. Prior to her current position, she was responsible for International Exchange of Information on Request at the Spanish Competent Authority for exchange of information.
She has attended numerous OECD and EU meetings. She is a member of the bureau at the Committee for Fiscal Affairs of the OECD (CFA) and the Spanish delegate for the Global Forum Steering Group since 2014.
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