Chair of OECD’s Committee on Fiscal Affairs (CFA)
The OECD’s Committee on Fiscal Affairs endorsed Mr. Kreienbaum, Director General of International Taxation for the German Federal Ministry of Finance, to succeed Mr. Masatsugu Asakawa whose term as Chair of the Committee on Fiscal Affairs ended in December 2016. The CFA is the leading global body for setting international standards for tax, and has broadened over time from a focus on international tax issues to the evolution of tax policy and best practices in tax administration.
Martin Kreienbaum is currently Director General of International Taxation at the Federal Ministry of Finance and Vice Chair of the Committee on Fiscal Affairs. He studied law at the University of Freiburg and the University of Münster, Germany. He completed his legal training in 1995. He joined the German Federal Ministry of Finance in 1997, where he held various positions in the areas of tax policy and international tax law. In 2002, he was posted to the German Embassy in Washington, D.C., as tax attaché. He returned to Germany in 2006 where he worked for three years as a press spokesman for the CDU/CSU parliamentary group in the German Bundestag, followed by two years as press spokesman for the Federal Ministry of Finance . Mr. Kreienbaum was appointed Director General of International Taxation at the Federal Ministry of Finance in 2011.
Martin Kreienbaum has been a member of the Bureau of the Committee on Fiscal Affairs since 2012 and is a member of the board of the German branch of the International Fiscal Association.