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Ready for a world where organisations are paying their fair share in taxes? 

The flow of taxable activities from one jurisdiction to another is typically shrouded in mystery. Now, the OECD is calling on global organizations to play a more active role in tax transparency. 

There are things that global organisations based in the Middle East can do to support their country’s ability to report back to other regions.  

And it all starts with an open dialogue.  

Global initiatives are currently underway to help turn things around. ThOECD’s Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes has partnered with Thomson Reuters for a special webinar. Rounding out the panel are guest experts from EY and Grant Thornton UAE.  
Overview of insights

  • Key challenges in the Middle East getting in the way of tax transparency 
  • How tax authorities exchange information and what organizations can do to help their jurisdictions 
  • Best practices and the role of automation to ensure compliance with regulators 
Webinar Details
Duration: 60 mins
Topic:  Advancing tax transparency in the MENA region
Location: Online Webinar
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Featured Speakers
Zayda Manatta
Head of the Secretariat of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes

Ms Zayda Manatta is the Head of the Secretariat of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes. She took up duty on 22 October 2019.

In her role as Head of the Global Forum Secretariat, Ms Manatta plays a key role in monitoring and assessing the effective implementation of the international standards of exchange of information on request (EOIR) and Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI). She also oversees the Global Forum’s technical assistance activities.

Ms Manatta has extensive experience in the field of taxation. Between 2015 and 2019, she worked as Senior Economist at the IMF, where she was responsible for the management of technical assistance projects in African countries. Prior to working with the IMF, Ms Manatta worked for the Brazil Revenue Administration in various roles including Deputy Commissioner General (2011-2013) and Co-ordinator of Brazil’s participation in the BEPS project (2013-2015).

A Brazilian national, Ms Manatta holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil, and a Master’s Degree in Comparative Literature, Portuguese, Brazilian and African Studies from Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris, France.
Carl Olson
Vice President, Proposition & Client Relationship Management
Thomson Reuters

Carl is responsible for the development and commercialisation of Thomson Reuters propositions and also leads Client Relationship Management across the Asia and Emerging Markets region. Carl has more than 25 years' experience servicing the needs of law, tax and accounting professionals and has worked extensively in the government and corporate segments. Carl is a problem-solver and critical thinker and is passionate about enabling growth within the region.
Diana Caceres
Senior Tax Research Manager
Thomson Reuters

Diana Caceres is the Senior Tax Research Manager for the Middle East, Asia and Emerging Markets at Thomson Reuters. She joined Thomson Reuters in London to be part of the Indirect Tax Research team across Europe and Latin America.

Diana started her career as a Tax Accountant with KPMG where she gained knowledge in Direct and Indirect taxes, as well as tax matters relating to Mergers and Acquisitions. Diana is a Chartered Accountant and holds an M.B.A (Finance) from the University of Wales, UK. Diana is also a member of the International Fiscal Association (IFA).
Guy Taylor
MENA International Tax and Transactions Service Line (ITTS) Leader/MENA Transfer Pricing Leader

Guy Taylor is a Partner in EY’s Global International Tax and Transactions Service Line and has been Middle East and North Africa (MENA) ITTS Leader since 2020 and Transfer Pricing Leader since 2013.

Guy has specialised in Transfer Pricing for 18 years and has worked in a number of technically advanced markets including London (UK), the United States and Australia. Prior to joining EY spent three years serving as the in- house Global Head of Transfer Pricing for a FTSE 100 Industrial Group with operations in over 60 countries
Claire Boushell
Manager, Tax Advisory
Grant Thornton UAE

Claire is a Manager within the Tax Advisory Practice, specializing and leading the Transfer Pricing service offering. Claire has over 5 years of experience of working within Transfer Pricing and International Tax within a Tax Authority and Big4 accountancy firms. 

Claire has been in the Middle East region for almost three years and previously worked with Big4 firms within the region. During her time, Claire has assisted clients with the introduction and amendments of transfer pricing focused regulations across the region.

Claire has diverse sector experience including real estate, Oil & Gas, Metals & Mining, Logistics, Sovereign Wealth Funds, Construction, Information, Communication & Technology, manufacturing and retail & distribution.