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Samuel Maruca Director of Transfer Pricing Operations IRS

In May 2011, Sam Maruca was appointed as the first IRS director of Transfer Pricing Operations for the Large Business and International (LB&I) Division of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). In that position, he is responsible for the development and coordination of LB&I’s overall transfer pricing strategy and resourcing. Sam has jurisdiction over the Advance Pricing and Mutual Agreement program and provides direction on significant transfer pricing disputes arising in Examination. Sam has been in private practice in the Federal income tax field in Washington, D.C. since 1982. For the past 20 years, he has specialized in large-case dispute resolution, focusing primarily in the international tax and transfer pricing areas. During his career, Sam has successfully resolved many complex and contentious cases, at the audit level, in Appeals, in competent authority, in the APA program, and in the courts. These matters have arisen in a broad range of industries, including pharmaceuticals, information technology, communications, media and entertainment, homebuilding, specialty materials, and retail. Sam has written and spoken extensively on transfer pricing topics.


Michael Lennard Chief Intl. Tax Cooperation & Trade; FfDO UNITED NATIONS

Michael Lennard is Chief of International Tax Cooperation in the Financing for Development Office of the United Nations. This work has a particular focus on ensuring the fairness and workability of international tax norms, including achieving greater developing country input into those norms, and encouraging cooperation to improve tax systems and administrations, as a spur to sustained development. Previously Mr Lennard was a tax treaty adviser in the OECD Tax Treaty Secretariat in Paris for three years and prior to that he worked on tax treaty and other international tax matters at the Australian Tax Office. He had earlier worked in the Australian government’s Office of International Law. He has led Australian negotiating teams on trade, investment, and tax treaty matters and has prepared argument for matters before the Australian High Court, the US Supreme Court and the WTO. His published work on treaty interpretation has been cited before WTO panels and before the WTO Appellate Body. Mr Lennard has degrees from the University of Tasmania, the Australian National University and Cambridge.


Mayra Lucas Transfer Pricing Advisor OECD

Mayra Lucas has been a transfer pricing advisor at the OECD since June 2008. Her work focuses mainly in the core programme of work on transfer pricing, being actively involved in the project on transfer pricing of intangibles and transfer pricing documentation; and the work with non-OECD economies, with a special focus on Latin American countries. Previously, she worked as a senior tax consultant for Deloitte, as a consultant for DG Taxation at the European Commission and as a tax and corporate lawyer at Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira. She holds an LLM in Taxation from New York University School of Law.


David Ernick Principal PwC

David Ernick is a Principal in the Transfer Pricing Practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers’ (PwC) Washington National Tax Services office. Prior to joining PwC, David was Associate International Tax Counsel at the U.S. Treasury Department. While at Treasury from 2004-2013, his responsibilities included negotiating tax treaties and trade agreements, drafting regulatory guidance, and advising on legislative matters. He also represented the United States as a delegate to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Working Party No. 6 on Transfer Pricing, and served as the Chair of its Special Session on Business Restructurings.


Sergio Luis Pérez Head of Transfer Pricing Audit Team SAT (Mexico)

Sergio Luis Pérez, Servicio de Administración Tributaria, Mexico, has been at Mexican SAT’s Central Administration for Transfer Pricing Examinations for the last seven years. Besides being the head of a transfer pricing audit team, he also directs the APA/BAPA program and conducts Competent Authority negotiations on BAPA’s and MAP’s with other tax administrations. As a Mexican delegate of the OECD’s Working Party 6, Mr. Perez was involved in the Business Restructuring Project and also in the Comparability and Profit Methods Project that concluded with the most recent modifications to the OECD’s Transfer Pricing Guidelines. An active participant of the OECD’s education program, Sergio has been invited to lecture to other tax administrations in Central, South America and Asia.


Blanca Moreno-Dodson Lead Economist THE WORLD BANK

Mrs. Blanca Moreno-Dodson is an experienced development economist with twenty years of World Bank service, managing and leading operational tasks, economic and sector work, and learning and knowledge products; and advising Senior Management on operational and analytical issues. She is currently working as Lead Economist at the Investment Climate Department, International Trade and Investment unit.She is accomplished in macroeconomics and public finance for developing countries, with a focus on growth and poverty reduction.  She is skilled in tax reforms, public expenditure analysis, and fiscal sustainability.  She has also worked on monetary and fiscal policy issues in Brazil, financial sector reforms in Peru, exchange rate stability in Latin America, and tax reforms worldwide.


David Swenson Global Leader;Tax Controversy & Dispute Resolution Network PwC

David is the Global Leader of PwC's Tax Controversy and Dispute Resolution Network. David works with multinational companies on international tax matters focused on corporate tax planning, structuring worldwide businesses, transfer pricing, mergers and acquisitions, and the management and resolution of domestic and global tax controversies. During David's years as an international tax partner at one of the world’s largest law firms, David served as Chair of the Washington, D.C. Tax Practice, Chair of the Tax Controversies and Litigation Practice, and Chair of the Transfer Pricing Practice. David is a member of the American Bar Association, the District of Columbia Bar, and has been admitted to practice before the U.S. Tax Court, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, as well as numerous U.S. Federal Courts of Appeal, and the U.S. Supreme Court.


Humberto Reboredo Global Head of Transfer Pricing CREDIT SUISSE

Humberto M. Reboredo is Director and Global Head of Transfer Pricing for Credit Suisse.  He manages a team of 10 professionals around the world advising and implementing transfer pricing policies for the bank.  Prior to his current role, Mr. Reboredo was a Tax Counsel for Credit Suisse advising on a broad variety of corporate and partnership taxation issues, including the taxation of financial products.  Mr. Reboredo is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the Committee of Banking Institutions on Taxation. Before joining Credit Suisse, Mr. Reboredo was a Vice President and Tax Counsel at Morgan Stanley and an Associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.


Niraja Srinivasan Executive Director, Tax DELL

Niraja Srinivasan leads the Global Transfer Pricing organization at Dell.  Prior to Dell, she spent 8 years at GE in a number of business and corporate transfer pricing and valuation/M&A roles. Niraja is a PWC alumni and has over 15 years of experience as a transfer pricing economist.


Sean M. Caren Director of Transfer Pricing AMERICAN EXPRESS

Sean Caren is the Director of Transfer Pricing at American Express, a leading financial services company.  He is responsible for the company’s transfer pricing related activities including transfer pricing planning and controversy, asset valuations, risk management, as well as global and local country documentation efforts. Prior to joining American Express, he spent several years with BDO Seidman LLP’s national transfer pricing practice, where he worked on a range of transfer pricing and economic consulting engagements. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New Jersey and a Certified Valuation Analyst.


Selena Schneider Global Director of Transfer Pricing CIT GROUP

Selena Schneider is the Global Director of Transfer Pricing at CIT, a leading provider of financing to small and middle market companies.  At CIT, Selena has global responsibility for transfer pricing planning, compliance, documentation and controversy.  Selena was formerly with IBM, where she had the same level of responsibilities. Prior to her time at IBM, Selena was an Industry Economist at the U.S. Department of the Treasury where she was responsible for developing transfer pricing issues for Fortune 50 firms in the Northeast and Central Regions.  She started her career in Transfer Pricing at Andersen.


Joel Phillips Americas Transfer Pricing Director UNILEVER

Joel Phillips is the Transfer Pricing Director for America’s at Unilever. He leads a team of in house Transfer Pricing professional and is responsible for all Transfer Pricing matters for the America’s region as well as Global Transfer Pricing projects. Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of fast-moving consumer goods with sales in 190 countries and employing over 173,000 employees. Previously Joel held roles such as the Transfer Pricing Director for Asia, Africa and Central Eastern Europe as well as the Head of Tax for a range of MNE’s and Australian based companies. More recently Joel has participated as a representative of BIAC at the OECD Consultation Meeting for Transfer Pricing regarding BEPS and Intangibles.


Horacio Peña U.S. & The Americas TP Leader PwC

Horacio Peña is a Tax Principal and Senior Economist based in the New York City office of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.  He is the firm's U.S. and the Americas' transfer pricing practice network leader. Mr. Peña has twenty three years of experience (16 of those as a partner) conducting intercompany pricing studies and devising solutions to complex international tax, investment, and pricing problems faced by large and emerging multinational corporations.  Mr. Peña has been retained as the world-wide transfer pricing economic advisor by many Fortune 100 companies and many of the largest pharmaceutical, technology and consumer product companies.  He is currently assisting many companies in the formulation and implementation of supply-chain optimization, global profit alignment and tax minimization strategies. 


Li Ying Tax Director SIEMENS

Ms. Li Ying is a Tax Director – Transfer Pricing of Siemens North East Asia Region based in Beijing. She practiced transfer pricing with Siemens from 2005. She led a dedicated TP team to build comprehensive in-house TP expertise from scratch. Currently, the team is the centre of competence of Siemens North East Asia Cluster, taking full responsibilities for TP compliance, risk management, value chain planning, transfer pricing due diligence and audit defence. By moving the expertise in-house, significant cost saving was achieved. More importantly, this in-house practice gives Siemens the edge of more direct risk control and increases opportunities for proactive transfer pricing planning. Previously, she worked with a big 4 firm for 5 years focusing on corporate tax consulting.


Lucia Fedina Americas Transfer Pricing Director DEUTSCHE BANK

Lucia Fedina is a Director at Deutsche Bank responsible for the Americas’ Transfer Pricing, Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Lucia worked as a Transfer Pricing Economist at two Big Four firms, where she assisted multiple clients in satisfying Transfer Pricing requirements of various OECD countries.  As part of this work, Lucia worked with Tax Authorities in the US, UK, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Australia, China and Russia.   Lucia holds a PhD in Economics from the Ohio State University.


Dale Hill Partner GOWLINGS

Dale Hill is a partner in Gowlings' Ottawa office and is the national leader of the Gowlings Transfer Pricing and Competent Authority team. Dale works in conjunction with the Firm's National Tax Practice Group to help organizations optimize their global tax position and reduce exposure to unfavourable audit assessments through proper tax planning and implementation strategies. Dale’s specialty is audit defense and dispute resolution, where he has been instrumental in preventing various tax authorities, in North America, Europe and Asia, from raising costly transfer pricing adjustments and penalties on some of the world’s largest multinational companies.


Ognian Stoichkov Global Transfer Pricing Director PEPSICO

Ognian Stoichkov currently serves as global transfer pricing director for PepsiCo, Inc.  He has responsibility for the global transfer pricing policy and global strategic projects for the company.  Prior to joining PepsiCo, Ognian spent 14 years with Big 4 transfer pricing practices in Detroit, Short Hills, NJ and New York. He has a B.A. in Economics from Reed College, a M.A. in Economics and Ph.D. Candidacy in Economics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.


Clark Armitage Member CAPLIN & DRYSDALE

Clark Armitage joined Caplin & Drysdale as a Member in 2013.  Mr. Armitage advises multinational corporations on transfer pricing matters, from planning to cross-border dispute resolution.  He has a strong background interacting with tax authorities on advance pricing agreements and competent authority matters for corporations in a variety of industries.  Mr. Armitage served as Deputy Director in the IRS Advance Pricing Agreement Program and, on a detail, as the Tax Treaty Manager responsible for Canadian Competent Authority cases.


John Drewno Head of Transfer Pricing CATERPILLAR

John Drewno began his tax career working as an economist with the national office of the Internal Revenue Service in Washington, DC where he managed portions of the Corporate 1120 Program and provided technical support to IRS field offices.Since 1997, he has worked in several countries and held numerous senior management and partnership positions with Big 4 and international tax consulting firms specialising in the international tax and transfer pricing fields. Working with Fortune 100 multinational corporations,John’s international tax and transfer pricing specialty work focuses on international tax compliance, planning,and controversy issues for multinational corporations. John has also advocated before the OECD on multiple International tax Issues including administrative aspects of transfer pricing, safe harbours, timing issues and intangibles. He was an invited consultant to the OECD Working Party No 6 on Transfer Pricing and Business Restructuring in 2009. John is regularly cited in leading global tax and legal publications.


David Nickson Pricinpal PwC

David is a principal in PwC’s Global Transfer Pricing practice and leads the firm’s End to End TP Execution group which focuses on the practical implementation of policies within financial and IT systems, and the associated communication and accounting/tax process improvement issues. 
David is a commercial international tax professional with over 19 years' experience (12 as partner/principal). He has extensive large company planning and corporate compliance experience, with credentials in the areas of tax-efficient financing, M&A planning, and intellectual property/business structuring.  Since 2010 David has focused specifically on transfer pricing execution, and is a recognized thought leader in this emerging practice area.  He is a Chartered Accountant, Chartered Tax Adviser, and Enrolled Agent.


Ignacio Box Corporate Transfer Pricing  HEWLETT-PACKARD

Ignacio Box has held various reponsibilities within the Hewlett-Packard Group since 2005, both in Europe and the US. He presently leads HP's multiyear Transfer Pricing Enhancement initiaitive.Before his relocation to the US Ignacio was a Tax Director of Hewlett-Packard for Spain and Portugal and the EMEA Transfer Pricing Coordinator for the group. He joined Hewlett-Packard as a Tax Director in 2005 having previously worked as a Tax Manager for Maxam Group, the Spanish multinational leader in the civil explosives industry. Prior to his in-house roles Ignacio worked as a Tax Advisor at PricewaterhouseCoopers (Landwell) and law firm Garrigues & Andersen.


Katherine Amos VP, TP Strategy EATON

Katherine Amos is the Vice President of Transfer Pricing Strategy at Eaton, an Irish-based multinational focused on power management products and services with sales to customers in over 175 countries.  Previously, she was the global head of transfer pricing for Tyco International, a Swiss-based multinational operating in a variety of markets.  Katherine also spent 17 years in transfer pricing consulting at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and Ernst & Young LLP working with companies in a variety of industries with transfer pricing planning, documentation, and controversy needs.


Graeme Wood Head of Global Transfer Pricing PROCTER & GAMBLE

Graeme Wood joined the Procter & Gamble Company in 1988 as UK tax manager after previously having worked at Deloitte Haskins & Sells. In 2006, Graeme became Director, Global Taxes – Transfer Pricing within the Geneva office, relocating to Cincinnati in 2008. Graeme has also been involved with providing guidance to the OECD on business restructuring issues, presenting to an OECD Roundtable in 2005 and becoming a member of the Business Advisory Group for a recent Business Restructuring project.


Kelley Lear Senior Manager,
ONESOURCE Operational Transfer Pricing
THOMSON REUTERS

Kelley Lear is Senior Manager of Global Implementation Services for ONESOURCE Operational Transfer Pricing, at Thomson Reuters. She came to Thomson Reuters from her last role as Managing Director at Red Moon Solutions where she was responsible for heading up sales and marketing efforts, product management and consulting services for an entrepreneurial tax solutions provider. Kelley’s career experience is rich in project management, product management, and a full range of tax and technical consulting services with Fortune 500 and Global 1000 clients.


Ted Sutter Global Head of Transfer Pricing DANAHER

Ted Sutter is the global head of transfer pricing for Danaher Corporation. Danaher Corporation is a science and technology leader designing, manufacturing, and marketing innovative products and services to professional, medical, industrial, and commercial customers. Prior to taking his current position at Danaher, he was Director of Transfer Pricing at Merck & Co and at Alcatel-Lucent. Ted has over 20 years of experience in transfer pricing and global trade management. He started his career at U.S. Customs and is a Licensed Customs Broker. He holds an MBA from the Monterey Institute of International Studies, and an MST from Seton Hall University.


Matias Pedevilla Transfer Pricing Global Coordinated Documentation Leader PwC

Mr. Pedevilla is a Transfer Pricing Principal in the Miami office of PwC. Due to his extensive experience in global and regional documentation and planning projects, he has been named as the Global leader of PwC’s service offering Global Coordinated Documentation (“GCD”). In addition, he is the Transfer Pricing Latin America Coordinator in the US, leading the Transfer Pricing Latin America Business Center. Mr. Pedevilla has extensive experience in the coordination and management of global and regional planning, restructuring and documentation projects. He has been heavily involved in the management of transfer pricing audits in Argentina, Costa Rica, Mexico and the U.S. In addition, he assisted in developing PwC’s Transfer Pricing practices in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Peru, Mexico, Uruguay and Venezuela.


Richard Gilmer Tax Compliance Coordinator NOVA CHEMICALS

Richard Gilmer, CGA is theTax Compliance Coordinator at NOVA Chemicals Corporation based in Calgary, Alberta. Richard has over thirty-two years of experience working with transfer pricing in the chemicals industry.   He has dealt with transfer pricing audits and appeals, services and product APAs, and competent authority filings for MAP requests as well as an ACAP result spanning ten taxation years.


Sherif Assef Managing Director DUFF & PHELPS

Sherif Assef joined Duff & Phelps in 2012 and is a Managing Director in the New York office. He has been named as one of the world’s leading transfer pricing professionals by Legal Media Group and has extensive experience advising clients on a variety of transfer pricing matters in a number of industries over an 18-year career. Prior to joining Duff & Phelps, Sherif helped build Ceteris US LLC into a world-class transfer pricing firm as one of its founding members. Previous to Ceteris, Sherif was with Ernst & Young LLP, working with clients in the financial services, publishing, commodities, software, retail goods, real estate, telecommunications, energy, engineering, and construction industries. At both Ernst & Young and Ceteris, he has supervised and overseen transfer pricing planning, documentation, and audit support engagements covering a variety of intercompany issues


Michelle Johnson Managing Director DUFF & PHELPS

Michelle has significant experience advising clients on transfer pricing and valuation matters, including transfer pricing documentation preparation, ASC 740 (FIN 48) recognition and measurement analyses, advanced pricing agreements, cost-sharing analyses, buy-in valuations, supply chain restructuring and tangible and intangible transfer pricing policy development. Michelle has assisted numerous clients on revamping their documentation and compliance processes to become more efficient and effective given today's global audit practices. In addition, Michelle has significant experience managing local teams across the globe to harmonize companies' transfer pricing policies and coordinate global documentation in numerous countries. 


Mimi Song VP Transfer Pricing BANK OF TOKYO MITSUBISHI

Mimi Song is currently Vice President and Head of the Transfer Pricing Unit at the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd.’s New York Branch (“BTMU”).  She manages over $150 million of service charges using activities-based costing, and analyzes the arm’s-length pricing for over 200 different types of services.  Prior to joining BTMU, she worked as a transfer pricing consultant for Duff and Phelps Corporation, designated as the “Best Transfer Pricing Team” in the United States by World Finance magazine, and managed the transfer pricing professional services team at Thomson-Reuters, a global leader in research and information.  She has over ten years of specialized experience analyzing numerous intercompany transactions, including tangible and intangible property transfers, financing arrangements, and various support services to satisfy U.S., OECD and global transfer pricing requirements, for Fortune 500 companies worldwide. 


David Jarczyk President & CEO ktMINE

As President & CEO of ktMINE, David Jarczyk plays a pivotal role in managing the overall business and innovations of the firm. As a leading provider of IP data and analytics, ktMINE focuses on organizing intellectual property information to provide transparency to the market. Serving a range of IP clients, ktMINE provides comprehensive information to transfer pricing, damages/litigation, licensing, valuation, and technology transfer professionals across the globe.

Prior to ktMINE, David served in roles of increasing responsibility at Deloitte & Touche and Arthur Andersen, and was a founding partner of Ceteris – an Inc 500|5000 Fastest Growing Company. Mr Jarczyk has presented for numerous organisations and published articles on various aspects of IP analysis.  He was named to the 2011, 2012 and 2013 IAM Strategy 300 (formerly 250) – The World’s Leading IP Strategists. David holds an MBA and BS in Economics and Finance from DePaul University in Chicago Illinois.


Will Thompson Director of Transfer Pricing BROWN-FORMAN

Will is the Director of Transfer Pricing for Brown-Forman where he focuses on planning, policy, and risk management. Previously Will worked for Deloitte and PwC in Chicago with experience consulting on intangibles planning, value chain rationalization, and dispute resolution in the consumer products, technology, and pharmaceutical sectors. Will is admitted to the Illinois Bar and has earned degrees from Northwestern (LL.M. in Tax), Notre Dame (J.D.) and the University of Louisville (Economics). Will is a frequent speaker at continuing education conferences and trade meetings and active with United Way and child welfare organizations.


Fabio Gaspar Upstream Tax Manager SHELL BRASIL PETROLEO

Fabio Gaspar is a Tax Lawyer who specializes in tax planning and consulting on Brazilian taxes, procedures and international taxation, with background on tax litigation and corporate law. His current role includes being the Transfer Pricing focal point for Brazilian upstream assets. Prior to joining Shell Fabio worked for reputed Law Firms in Brazil.


Jeff Cozzo Managing Director ktMINE

Jeffrey is the Managing Director at ktMINE and is responsible for business development, managing strategic partnerships, enhancing customer relationships and bringing new products to the IP market.
 
Jeffrey has previous transfer pricing consulting experience and has performed various services for multinational companies including tangible, intangible, and services analyses. In addition, he has experience in litigation support, including section 936 exit strategies and intellectual property valuation. Jeffrey has worked with clients in a variety of industries including pharmaceutical, software, industrial goods, automotive, logistics, retail, and financial services.

Jeffrey is Co-Chair of the Licensing Executive Society Chicago Chapter and is a Certified Patent Valuation Analyst. He holds an MBA from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Eastern Illinois University.


Linda H. Fernandez Consultant, Transfer Pricing ELI LILLY

Linda H. Fernandez is Consultant for Transfer Pricing in Eli Lilly and Company, a leading global research-based pharmaceutical company with over 38,000 employees in over 120 countries. She is responsible for transfer pricing compliance; overseeing all global transfer pricing documentation, including agreements to support inter-company transactions. She serves as a primary contact and consultant for Advanced Pricing Agreements (APAs), and has a key role in transfer pricing audit defense for global affiliates. She has broad international expertise gained through involvement in APA negotiations and trade group consultations and presentations (TABD and FTAA). As a member of the McDermott Will & Emery Transfer Pricing Discussion Group, she is a contributing author to Group comments to the OECD and the IRS, and presented Group comments at the OECD transfer pricing business consultations on business restructuring and intangibles. She holds a Bachelors from Denison University, a Masters degree in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a J.D. from Indiana University-Indianapolis (including studies in civil law), and is a member of the Indiana Bar.


Rob Jenkins Global CFO Center of Excellence SAP

Rob Jenkins is a finance executive with over 20 years of experience in leading high-technology and professional services companies.  Rob consults with CFOs on technology, analytics and performance management. He has served as Vice President Corporate Finance and led Finance transformation. As a SAP client, his team integrated SAP’s Analytics including Profitability and Cost Management, Business Planning and Consolidation and Business Intelligence for closed loop performance management. Rob’s leadership experience also includes Corporate Development, Strategic Planning and Consulting.  He has designed and implemented customer profitability, business planning, process improvement and performance measurement systems in multiple organizations.  Rob began his career as an Auditor with KPMG.


Bradley Shumaker Tax Counsel; Global Transfer Pricing Director ZIMMER, INC.

Bradley W. Shumaker currently serves as Tax Counsel and global transfer pricing director for Zimmer, Inc., a medical device manufacturer based in Warsaw, Indiana.  He has been involved with working both U.S. and foreign cost sharing and transfer pricing issues from a corporate perspective since 1997.  His previous experience includes serving as the global transfer pricing director for eBay, and as the U.S. transfer pricing focal point for Royal Dutch Shell.


Luiz Felipe Centeno Partner MATTOS FILHO

Luiz Felipe Centeno Ferraz performs tax-advantaged structuring and advises clients generally in connection with investments, public and private M&A, and cross-border transactions. His practice also includes transfer pricing matters. Mr. Ferraz is a frequent speaker at international tax seminars and he has published numerous articles on Brazilian taxation in Brazil and abroad. He serves as a legal counsel to the Federation of Industries of São Paulo (FIESP) and is Vice-Chair of the International Tax Committee of the American Bar Association’s International Law section. He has been named by Chambers Latin America, PLC Which Lawyer,and Who’s Who Legal as a leading tax practitioner in Brazil. Mr. Ferraz holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation from the Fredric G. Levin College of Law of the University of Florida, which he attended on a Fulbright Scholarship.


Jay Urquidi Manager, Global Transfer Pricing MARSH & MCLENNAN

Jay Urquidi is a Manager of Global Transfer Pricing at Marsh & McLennan Companies, a Fortune 500 professional services firm, where he oversees tax transfer pricing for major subsidiaries worldwide. An adjunct Lecturer at NYU’s School of Continuing & Professional Studies, Jay teaches Introductory and Intermediate Transfer Pricing. With over 10 years in his field, Jay has published extensively, including a chapter in the Transfer Pricing Manual and articles in the New School Economic Review and the Transfer Pricing International Journal. Jay holds a B.A. in economics from New York University, and a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Pennsylvania.


Mike Heimert Managing Director DUFF & PHELPS

Mike Heimert is a Managing Director with Duff & Phelps and the global Transfer Pricing practice Leader. He has been named as one of the world’s leading transfer pricing professionals by International Tax Review for the last eight years, and has over 20 years of experience providing transfer pricing and valuation services for multinational companies across a wide range of industries including pharmaceuticals, automotive, oil & gas, software, heavy manufacturing, and retail. Mike has been retained as an expert witness on transfer pricing, including the largest transfer pricing case ever, and has provided litigation support to attorneys and their clients in diverse matters involving economic analyses. Mike was previously the CEO and founder of Ceteris, the largest independent transfer pricing firm in North America. Prior to Ceteris, Mike was a partner and the National Director of Transfer Pricing and Economics for Ernst & Young.


Matthew Koch Head of Global Transfer Pricing LEXMARK INTERNATIONAL

Matthew Koch is the Head of Global Transfer Pricing for Lexmark International, Inc. and is responsible for the company’s worldwide transfer pricing policy, as he oversees the development of the company’s worldwide strategy and compliance for transfer pricing.  He is also heavily involved with Lexmark’s international tax planning for a variety of issues, including mergers and acquisitions, application of income tax treaties, and intangibles. Matthew obtained his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Virginia and his law degree from the University of Kentucky where he focused his studies on taxation.  After law school, he went to work in public accounting where he obtained his CPA License and was a member of the Business Tax Advisory group at Ernst & Young immediately before he joined Lexmark.


Karine Halimi-Guez Head of Tax EMEA FEDEX

Karine Halimi-Guez, Head of EMEA Tax at FedEx International, is in charge of all corporate tax matters for the EMEA region (which includes India), ranging from compliance overview to M&A and tax structuring, including VAT & tax audits. FedEx ownes a truly worldwide network of aircrafts and trucks, serving more than 220 countries. Transfer pricing is thus a critical aspect of the business. Karine has been with FedEx since 1999, and was previously responsible for French tax matters of Akzo Nobel, Pharmaceutical division in France.


Patrick Dervin Global Transfer Pricing; Senior Director AON

Patrick Dervin is the Senior Director of Global Transfer Pricing at Aon plc, a leading global provider of risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resources solutions and outsourcing services. Pat joined Aon in 2011 and is responsible for compliance, planning, and dispute resolution for intercompany pricing issues globally. Prior to joining Aon, Pat served as the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s Chicago Regional Economist, assessing risks to the region’s insured banking and thrift institutions. In addition, Pat worked as an Industry Economist with the Internal Revenue Service’s LMSB group, and as a transfer pricing consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers


Michael Scott Campbell Global Transfer Pricing Manager CELANESE CORPORATION

A graduate from the University of Arkansas School of Law in 1997, Scott has worked for Celanese Corporation, a Fortune 500 MNE chemical company, since 2005.  Scott leads the global transfer pricing practice at Celanese (USD $5billion annually in intercompany tangible product transactions) for intercompany transactions relating to tangible products, shared services, IP, royalties, intercompany loans, guarantees and cash pooling.  Scott’s team has automated transfer price setting and monitoring through SAP adaptation and also oversees all global transfer pricing audits. 


Christopher M. Eichner Senior Tax Manager International MONSANTO COMPANY

Chris leads Monsanto's global transfer pricing team.  Chris has been involved in transfer pricing for the last 20 years at various US multinationals.  At Monsanto Chris leads a team that is responsible for transfer pricing planning, restructuring, compliance and audit.  His experience includes transfer pricing work with tangible and intangible property, financing costs, services and supply chain.  Chris holds an accounting degree and an MBA and is a certified public accountant. 


Melvin Rodriguez Global Tax Director WARNACO

Melvin has over 20 years of experience in transfer pricing, tax, and valuation.  He began his career as a valuation consultant.  As a transfer pricing consultant, he has resided in Mexico City, Chicago, New York, and Amsterdam where he lived and practiced transfer pricing for 6 years.  He has also worked extensively in Asia particularly in China. Upon returning to the US, Melvin became the international tax and transfer pricing director of the second largest global advertising holding company.   Currently, Melvin is the global tax and transfer pricing director of a global apparel wholesaler and retailer. In his spare time Melvin is an avid photographer and competitive rower


Ernest Kully Director, Global Transfer Pricing CELGENE CORPORATION

Ernie is the Director of Global Transfer Pricing for the Celgene Corporation. In this position he has worldwide responsibility for transfer pricing policy, planning, compliance, documentation and defense.  Ernie has nearly 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, 15 of which have been spent in the area of transfer pricing.  Prior to joining Celgene, he worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb, where in addition to his transfer pricing responsibilities, he was heavily involved in alliance development and management for several major products, including Abilify, Plavix, and Avalide/Avapro. Ernie received his undergraduate degree from Kean University and his MBA from Rider University.  He resides in Hopewell, NJ with his wife and two daughters.


Jeffrey Kaufman Director; Transfer Pricing Services RYAN

Mr. Kaufman, a transfer pricing economist, specializes in global tax consulting services.  He manages various tax management initiatives, including cost allocation models, documentation of client transfer prices, and compliance with government regulations. He provides transfer pricing solutions to multinational organizations supporting their business objectives across multiple industries.  He coordinates transfer pricing for Ryan’s holistic global tax strategies to help optimize client global effective tax rates. His industry experience includes manufacturing, software, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, energy, apparel, mining, technology and heavy industry.


Todd Miller Partner HOGAN LOVELLS

Todd Miller is a member of Hogan Lovells’ tax practice group.  His practice encompasses a broad range of matters with particular emphasis on tax controversies, transfer pricing, international tax planning and corporate acquisitions, dispositions and reorganizations. Todd’s transfer pricing practice includes counseling domestic and international clients with respect to the transfer of intangible property, cost sharing agreements and the pricing of goods and services.  It also includes the successful resolution of a significant number of transfer pricing matters with IRS Appeals and the resolution of other matters through competent authority procedures.


*** This is the provisional speaker list only. Many other industry names to be confirmed soon for 2014! ***



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