Jan de Goede is Senior Principal, Tax Knowledge Management reporting to the CEO of IBFD. He previously held several management positions at IBFD, lastly the position of Director of the IBFD Knowledge Centre. Besides his responsibilities for tax knowledge management, he also performs many academic, teaching and government consultancy activities. He is the IBFD observer at the meetings of the UN Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters, and also acts as the IBFD liaison officer for matters relating to the UN, the OECD and the ICC, and is a member of a Committee reporting to the Amsterdam Economic Board. Mr De Goede is a professor of International and European Tax Law at the University of Łódz in Poland and chairman of the Programme Board for Taxation at that University. For several years he coordinated the International and European Tax Law part of two LLM courses on Business and Financial Law at, respectively, the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, and Essex University (Pallas Program). Mr De Goede regularly lectures at the LLM program on International Tax Law of the University of Leiden, at the University of Sao Paulo and at the Etvos Lorand University of Budapest, whereas he incidentally lectured at several other universities. He has published several articles on a number of topics in international tax law.
Before joining IBFD, Mr De Goede worked for 19 years at the Dutch Ministry of Finance, where he was involved in tax treaty policy and negotiations with many countries and in domestic tax legislation (several important changes in the Dutch company tax legislation) inter alia as Head of the Bilateral Affairs Division, Directorate for International Tax Policy and Legislation, and Head of the Company Tax Legislation Division, Directorate for Legislation on Direct Taxes.
Mr De Goede is a long-standing member of the IFA and of the EATLP, and he received the medal for Science and Society of the University of Lodz, and was granted the Knight’s Cross in the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland.