Pascal Saint-Amans joins Brunswick Group as a Partner
Pascal has been Director of the Center for Tax Policy and Administration at The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) since 2012. In that time, he has played a key role in the OECD’s international tax negotiations, driving material change to the international tax framework to improve transparency, fairness, inclusivity and efficiency. Pascal joined the OECD in 2007, having previously spent nearly a decade in senior roles at the French Ministry for Finance.
At Brunswick, Pascal will advise clients worldwide on policy and regulatory matters, including tax-related issues.
Neal Wolin, Chief Executive Officer, said: “Pascal has been at the center of the biggest changes to the international tax framework in a generation. Drawing on his deep experience at the OECD and in politics, he is extremely well-placed to advise organizations on how to engage key stakeholders on tax and other critical policy issues. I am thrilled Pascal is joining Brunswick and look forward to working with him.”
On joining the firm, Pascal Saint-Amans said: “Companies globally need to understand how key policy issues, including tax, affect their businesses and licenses to operate. Brunswick occupies a pre-eminent place in the global advisory community. I am delighted to work with colleagues to advise clients on a set of issues that are central to their engagement with governments, regulators, shareholders and other stakeholders.”
About Pascal Saint-Amans
Pascal became Director of the Center for Tax Policy and Administration at the OECD in 2012. In that role, he set the strategic direction and led the OECD’s work on tax treaties and transfer pricing, tax policy and statistics, tax administration, as well as on domestic resource mobilization with the flagship initiative Tax Inspectors Without Borders.
Pascal joined the OECD in 2007 as Head of the International Co-operation and Tax Competition Division and played a central role in the advancement of the OECD tax transparency agenda at the G20. In 2009, he was appointed Head of the Global Forum Division, which was created to service the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes, a program with the participation of nearly 150 countries.
Previously, Pascal was an official in the French Ministry for Finance for nearly a decade. He held various positions within the Treasury, including leading the supervision of the European Union’s 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.
Pascal earned undergraduate degrees from Université Paris-Sorbonne and from Institut d’études politiques in Paris, and also graduated from the National School of Administration. He has regularly been listed in the top 50 most influential people in global tax.