02/06/2016 - Mr. Jefferson VanderWolk has been appointed Head of the Tax Treaty, Transfer Pricing & Financial Transactions Division in the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration. He will take up his duties in early July 2016.
In this capacity, Mr. VanderWolk will support the Director in CTPA’s contribution to the strategic objectives of the Secretary-General in the area of taxation, leading and providing strategic direction to the Directorate’s work on tax treaties, transfer pricing and financial transactions. He will play a key role in the ongoing work on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS). He will work closely with other parts of the Organisation in the development and implementation of horizontal projects and corporate initiatives, and on strategies to advance the implementation and global impact of the OECD tax work, including through increased engagement with key partners.
Mr. VanderWolk has been Executive Director at Ernst & Young in Washington since 2013, where his work focused on legislative and regulatory developments in the areas of corporate and international taxation. From 2011 to 2013, Mr VanderWolk served as International Tax Counsel to the US Senate Finance Committee. He has also held positions as Special Counsel at the US IRS Office of Chief Counsel, Associate Professor of Law at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the University of Hong Kong, Managing Director at Merrill Lynch in Hong Kong where he was Head of Tax for the Asia Pacific Region, and as Partner at Baker & McKenzie and Deloitte.
Mr. VanderWolk, a US and UK national, holds a degree in English from Boston University and the American University in Cairo and a Law Degree from Columbia University. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (UK) and a member of the Academic Committee for the CIOT's Advanced Diploma in International Taxation.