The Secretariat of the Global Forum welcomes Ms Zayda Manatta as the new Head
Ms Zayda Manatta has been appointed Head of the Secretariat of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes. She took up duty on 22 October 2019.
The Global Forum brings together over 150 jurisdictions, on an equal footing to achieve the widespread and effective implementation of the internationally agreed standards on transparency and exchange of information for tax purposes. In her role as Head of the Global Forum Secretariat, Ms Manatta will play a key role in monitoring and assessing the effective implementation of the international standards of exchange of information on request (EOIR) and the new standard on Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI). She will also oversee the Global Forum’s technical assistance activities, which have expanded greatly to meet the needs of its developing country members. Reporting to the Director of the OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration (CTPA), Ms Manatta will participate actively in the CTPA management team, co-ordinating with the Office of the Secretary-General, the OECD Chief of Staff and Sherpa and her team and other parts of the OECD in the development and implementation of horizontal projects and on strategies to advance the implementation and global impact of the OECD tax work, in line with the Strategic Orientations for the Secretary-General.
Ms Manatta has extensive experience in the field of taxation, and joins us from the IMF where she has been working since 2015 as a Senior Economist, responsible for the management of technical assistance projects in African countries. Prior to working with the IMF, she worked for the Brazil Revenue Administration since 1991 in various roles including Deputy Commissioner General (2011-2013) and Co-ordinator of Brazil’s participation in the BEPS project (2013-2015).
A Brazilian national, Ms Manatta holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil, and a Master’s Degree in Comparative Literature, Portuguese, Brazilian and African Studies from l’Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris.