Emmanuel Eze

Manager, Tax Policy Department , Federal Inland Revenue Service
  • Federal Inland Revenue Service
  • Nigeria
Jan Thesleff

Co-Chair of the MENA-OECD Women’s Economic Empowerment Forum & Ambassador to Egypt, Government of Sweden

Jan Thesleff is a Swedish Diplomat, having served in the Middle East and North Africa for the past thirty years. Most recently as Ambassador to Egypt, the UAE, Tunisia, Libya and Saudi Arabia. In 2021 he was appointed as Commissioner General for Sweden’s participation at Expo 2020 in Dubai. He is since 2020 vice-chair of the OECD-MENA Women’s Economic Empowerment Forum and an active gender champion.//Jan Thesleff est un diplomate suédois ayant exercé au Moyen-Orient et en Afrique du Nord au cours des trente dernières années, et plus récemment en tant qu'ambassadeur en Égypte, aux Émirats arabes unis, en Tunisie, en Libye et en Arabie saoudite. En 2021, il a été nommé commissaire général pour la participation de la Suède à l'Expo 2020 à Dubaï. Il est depuis 2020 vice-président du Forum OCDE-MENA sur l'autonomisation économique des femmes et un défenseur actif de l'égalité des genres.
Obaid Saif Hamad Al Zaabi

Co-Chair, MENA-OECD Working Group on Corporate Governance

Dr. Obaid Saif Hamad Al Zaabi, Chief Executive Officer, Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA), United Arab Emirates, has wide-ranging practical experience in financial legislation, accounting, banking, and finance and investment gained from working with many leading financial institutions across the UAE, the US, the UK, and Malaysia. He served as Deputy Chief Executive Officer for Issuance and Legal Affairs and as SCA’s Dubai Office Manager. Prior to that, he worked as Advisor of Research and Studies and as Director of the Research and Awareness Department. He also worked as Senior Manager for International Business at a real estate finance companies and has distinctive experience in managing the operations of bank branches. He also worked in accounting and auditing for a number of institutions, including the UAE Central Bank. After SCA became a member of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) (2020-2018), Dr. Al Zaabi was named Vice Chair of the IOSCO Board and Chair of the Growth and Emerging Markets Committee (GEMC), IOSCO’s largest committee, which includes 90 ordinary members and 20 affiliate members. He also served as Co-Chair of the MENA-OECD Working Group on Corporate Governance. Dr. Al Zaabi was appointed as a Vice Chairman of the UAE Financial Restructuring Committee.
Ali Kooli

Minister of Economy, Finance and Investment, Republic of Tunisia

Ali Kooli, Ministre Tunisien de l’Economie, des Finances et de soutien à l’Investissement. Mr Kooli est marié et père de deux enfants, il dispose d’une expérience de 33 ans dans le domaine financier et bancaire au sein de plusieurs institutions financières à Singapour, au Japon, en Jordanie, en France et en Tunisie. Il a occupé plusieurs postes à l’Union de banques arabes et françaises « UBAF » (filiale de crédit lyonnais). Il a occupé, aussi, le poste de directeur adjoint de l’UBAF Japon et de responsable de développement à la société générale. Il a été successivement directeur général adjoint puis directeur général de l’UIB en Tunisie. Il a de même occupé le poste de directeur Général de Bank ABC Tunisie et président du conseil d’administration de l’Arab leasing Corporation en Algérie. Mr. Kooli est titulaire d’un diplôme des études préparatoires de l’Institut des hautes études commerciales de Nice (France) et d’un diplôme de master en management de l’école supérieure de Management de Lyon.

Dame Sally Davies

UK Special Envoy on Antimicrobial Resistance, UK Government

Dame Sally Davies was appointed as the UK Government’s Special Envoy on AMR in 2019. She is also the 40th Master of Trinity College, Cambridge University. Dame Sally was the Chief Medical Officer for England and Senior Medical Advisor to the UK Government from 2011-2019. She has become a leading figure in global health including serving as a member of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Executive Board 2014-2016 and as co-convener of the United Nations Inter-Agency Co-ordination Group (IACG) on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) reporting in 2019. In the 2020 New Year Honours, Dame Sally became the second woman (and the first outside the Royal family) to be appointed Dame Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath (GCB) for services to public health and research, having received her DBE in 2009.
Andrea Gómez & Antonio J. Jara

CMO & CEO, HOPU (HOP Ubiquitous S.L.)

Andrea Gómez (CMO). She has a strong experience in creativity/design, marketing and communication. She holds a Master in research & dissemination of the Cultural Heritage and a PhD in Communication / Marketing about Smart Destinations, which verses about the use of ICTs for the dissemination and protection of the cultural heritage based on the needs of the new generations as Millennials, Z and Hashtags. Andrea works actively in product/service development, working on solutions that are focused on the final users (citizens & visitors) with methodologies as Design Thinking & co-creation, developing solutions that are directly based on the social & cultural needs. /// Antonio J. Jara (CEO), founder of HOP Ubiquitous S.L. (www.hopu.eu), and chair of Data Quality and IoT in IEEE. He did his PhD (Cum Laude) at the University of Murcia (UMU), Spain. These PhD results present a novel way to connect objects to Internet-enabled platforms in an easy, secure and scalable way. He also carried out a MBA and entrepreneurship formation in the ENAE business school and UCAM (2012). He received entrepreneurship awards from ENAE (sponsored by SabadellCAM financial services), emprendeGo (sponsored by Spanish government), IPSO Alliance Award (Sponsored by Google) for its disruptive innovation in the IoT, selected and mentored by the acceleration program FIWARE. Antonio Jara as part of HOPU is focused on the Smart Cities market with solutions for citizens engagements and environmental monitoring (air quality sensors). Antonio Jara has also participated in over 100 international events about Internet of Things as Speaker, over 100 international publications / papers (~5000 citations and impact factor h=37), he holds several patents in the IoT domain and finally he has advised in the IoT domain to companies such as Microsoft and Fujitsu.
Piotr Stryszowski

Senior Project Manager, Task Force on Countering Illicit Trade, OECD Public Governance Directorate

Piotr Stryszowski is Senior Project Manager at the OECD Public Governance Directorate in charge of the Task Force on Countering Illicit Trade. As the manager of the Task Force, Piotr supervises factual research on the magnitude and scope of illicit trade and on governance solutions to counter this threat. To advance the Task Force's goals, Piotr works together with delegates from OECD member countries, industry, academia, and other international organisations.

With more than 15 years at the OECD, Piotr also has profound experience in several economic policy areas other than illicit trade, such as innovation, intellectual property rights, and the Internet economy.

Piotr holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Tilburg University (the Netherlands)

Pascal Saint-Amans

Director, Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, OECD

Pascal Saint-Amans took on his duties as Director of the Center for Tax Policy and Administration at the OECD on 1 February 2012. Mr. Saint-Amans, a French national, joined the OECD in September 2007 as Head of the International Co-operation and Tax Competition Division in the CTPA. He played a key role in the advancement of the OECD tax transparency agenda in the context of the G20. In October 2009 he was appointed Head of the Global Forum Division, created to service the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes, a programme with the participation of over 100 countries. Mr. Saint-Amans 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, including heading the supervision of the EU 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. In this capacity, he participated in the OECD Working Party No. 1 of the Committee on Fiscal Affairs as the delegate for France before being elected Chair of WP1 in 2005. He was also a member of the UN Group of Experts on International Co-operation in Tax Matters, becoming a “rapporteur” in 2006. Before leaving government service, he was Deputy Director in charge of litigation at the Direction Générale des Impôts. Mr. Saint-Amans 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, Mr. Saint-Amans also received a degree from the Institut d’études politiques of Paris.