Dispute resolution

New head of the OECD's Tax Treaty, Transfer Pricing and Financial Transactions Division is appointed



Ms. Marlies de Ruiter - Head of the Tax Treaty, Transfer Pricing and Financial Transaction Division of the OECD's Centre for Tax Policy and Administration as of 1st February 2012.


11/01/2012 - Ms. Marlies de Ruiter has been appointed  Head of the Tax Treaty, Transfer Pricing and Financial Transactions Division of the OECD's Center for Tax Policy and Administration to replace Mary Bennett. She will take up her duties on 1 February 2012.


Ms. de Ruiter will provide strategic leadership and analytical input to the Centre's work on transfer pricing, tax treaties and financial transactions. She will work to continue strengthening ties and co-operation with NOEs and other international and regional organisations on transfer pricing and treaty issues including by addressing the need to simplify the application of the guidelines. In addition, she will ensure that her area is engaged and contributes to the horizontal projects and joint work with other directorates of the Organisation and advance the strategic objectives of the Secretary-General.


Ms. de Ruiter has over fifteen years experience in the fields of direct taxation and international tax issues in the Dutch Ministry of Finance.  She was closely involved in the development of the transfer pricing, dispute resolution and certainty in advance (APA’s and ATR’s) legislation and policy in the Netherlands, first as an expert and later as the Deputy Director of the International Tax Policy and Legislation Directorate. She has, for many years, followed closely the work of the Committee on Fiscal Affairs (CFA) including chairing the Working Party on Multinational Enterprises.


Ms. de Ruiter, a Dutch national, holds a Masters in Fiscal Economics, obtained in 1992 from Erasmus University, Netherlands. 


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