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.