?Pascal Saint-Amans is the Director of the Center for Tax Policy and Administration at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
?Pascal Saint-Amans took on his duties as Director of the Center for
Tax Policy and Administration at the OECD on 1 February 2012. Mr.
Saint-Amans, a French national, joined the OECD in September 2007 as
Head of the International Co-operation and Tax Competition Division in
the CTPA. He played a key role in the advancement of the OECD tax
transparency agenda in the context of the G20. In October 2009 he was
appointed Head of the Global Forum Division, created to service the
Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax
Purposes, a programme with the participation of over 100 countries.
Saint-Amans graduated from the National School of Administration (ENA)
in 1996, and was an official in the French Ministry for Finance for
nearly a decade. He held various positions within the Treasury,
including heading the supervision of the EU work on direct taxes and
overseeing legislation and policy on wealth tax and mergers and spin
offs. He was also the head of tax treaty negotiations and mutual
agreement procedures. In this capacity, he participated in the OECD
Working Party No. 1 of the Committee on Fiscal Affairs as the delegate
for France before being elected Chair of WP1 in 2005. He was also a
member of the UN Group of Experts on International Co-operation in Tax
Matters, becoming a “rapporteur” in 2006. Before leaving government
service, he was Deputy Director in charge of litigation at the Direction
Générale des Impôts.
Mr. Saint-Amans also served as Financial
Director of the Energy Regulation Committee between 1999 and 2002 and
was responsible for the introduction of new electricity tariffs.
Having earned a degree in history, Mr. Saint-Amans also received a degree from the Institut d’études politiques of Paris.