Prior to joining Brunswick, Pascal was director of the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration at the OECD where, working with G20 countries, he led the international tax policy reform, including ending bank secrecy or updating the rules for the taxation of Multinational Enterprises, known as the BEPS (Base Erosion and Profit Shifting) project. Pascal supported countries in designing their tax policies and provided technical assistance to developing countries. He launched the Tax Inspectors Without Borders Initiative.
Pascal 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. He was also a member of the UN Group of Experts on International Co-operation in Tax Matters, becoming a “rapporteur” in 2006.
Pascal 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, Pascal also received a degree from the Institut d’études politiques of Paris, and is Professor of Taxes at Lausanne University.
The international tax landscape has deeply changed over the past few years. A global minimum tax of 15% was agreed to in 2023 and will take effect in 2024. Tax planning by multinational enterprises (MNEs) is under scrutiny from tax administrations, governments and civil society at large, and tax scandals still regularly make headlines.
By Pascal Saint-Amans
24 April 2023