Prof. Dr. Pasquale Pistone is the Academic Chairman of IBFD. He holds a Jean Monnet ad personam Chair in European Tax Law and Policy at WU Vienna University of Economics and Business (Austria) and is Associate Professor of Tax Law at the University of Salerno (Italy). His main fields of expertise are European and international tax law, in which he is regarded as a top academic expert in various parts of the world.
Adjunct to the Academic Chairman
Prof. 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.
Dr. Joanna C. Wheeler is Senior Principal Associate at the IBFD Academic Department. Previously, she served as editor of many different IBFD publications and as the founding editor of IBFD’s database on trusts. Ms Wheeler pioneered IBFD's programme of online courses; before that, she designed a number of classroom courses and taught regularly in classroom courses for IBFD's International Tax Training.
IBFD Professor in Residence 2016
Prof. Dr. Reuven S. Avi-Yonah is Irwin I. Cohn Professor of Law and director of the International Tax LLM programme of the University of Michigan Law School, United States, and specializes in corporate and international taxation. He has served as a consultant to the US Department of the Treasury and the OECD on tax competition and is a member of the steering group for the OECD's International Network for Tax Research.
Read the bios of previous professors in residence:
Prof. Dr. Craig West
is managing editor of the World Tax Journal at IBFD. He is an Associate Professor at the University of Cape Town, and his areas of expertise are international and South African income tax, in which he has published a number of articles and chapters. Read more
Dr. Irma Mosquera
is a Senior Research Associate and Technical Editor of IBFD's Global Tax Treaty Commentaries (GTTC). She joined the Academic Department as a postdoctoral research fellow in tax treaty-related issues, a position that she finalized successfully with a publication in the World Tax Journal. She also works as a tax adviser at Hamelink & Van den Tooren. Read more
Dr. Ricardo Garcia Antón
is a Senior Research Associate at IBFD. He was educated at the University of Seville, where he graduated in Law in 2002. He holds a master’s degree in Taxation from the Instituto de Estudios Fiscales/University of Seville (Spain) and an advanced LLM in Comparative, European and International Law from the European University Institute (EUI). Read more
Postdoctoral Research Fellows
In chronological order
Dr. Alessandro Turina is a postdoctoral research fellow at IBFD, where he focuses on a research project dealing with international tax problems related to the geographical area of Latin America. He holds a PhD in International Tax Law from Bocconi University (Milan, Italy), where he has also been a research and teaching associate.
Dr. Antti Laukkanen is a postdoctoral research fellow at IBFD on free trade zones. Until the end of 2015, Dr Laukkanen also worked as Acting CEO of a hydraulic cylinder manufacturer (SME) in Finland and as Chair of its subsidiary in Dalian, China. Read more
Dr. Paolo Piantavigna is a postdoctoral research fellow at IBFD on abuse and aggressive tax planning. He is also a lecturer and research fellow (since 2009 and 2010, respectively) and tutor (since 2009) in Tax Law at the University of Pavia (Italy) and a lawyer at Chiomenti Studio Legale (Milan Office).
Prof. Dr. Betty Andrade
is a postdoctoral research fellow at IBFD, where she focuses on a research project dealing with the implementation of BEPS in developing countries, especially in Latin America. She holds a PhD in Law from the Venezuelan Central University. Read more
Prof. Dr. Carlos E. Weffe
is a postdoctoral research fellow at IBFD, where he focuses on a research project dealing with the standards of protection of taxpayers and the criminally accused regarding cross-border situations. He holds a PhD in Law from the Venezuelan Central University, where he is also Chair Professor of Public Finance at the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences. Read more
Dr. Katerina Perrou
is a postdoctoral research fellow at IBFD, where she focuses on Tax Treaty Issues. She graduated from the Law School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. She holds an LLM in Public Law from the same university. She completed her PhD on “Taxpayer participation in tax treaty dispute resolution” at the IALS, University of London, United Kingdom, under the supervision of Philip Baker. The research was published in 2014 as volume number 28 of the IBFD Doctoral Series. Read more
Prof. Dr. Du Li
is a postdoctoral research fellow at IBFD, where she focuses on Special Tax Zones. She holds a PhD in Economics and is a full professor and acts as the Executive Director of the Research Center for Public Economy at Fudan University. She has served as a short-term consultant to the World Bank and was previously a visiting scholar at the Department of Economics and Statistics at the University of Konstanz, Germany. Read more
Adina Moldovan is the project coordinator of the Academic Team. She is fluent in four European languages and has a basic knowledge of a fifth. Ms Moldovan holds a master’s degree in Management from Università della Svizzera italiana of Lugano, Switzerland (2013), and a master’s degree in International Trade (2005) from the Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj, Romania.
Maro Tyfoxylou is a project coordinator for academic research and also provides support for the IBFD/UVA advanced master's programme in international taxation. She holds a master's degree in Education from the Hellenic Open University, Greece (2012). She is fluent in three European languages and has an excellent knowledge of two others. Prior to joining the IBFD Academic Team, Ms Tyfoxylou worked as a project manager for 12 years and was also an oral examiner for the Greek National Foreign Language Exam System.
Cristian San Felipe Maestre is a project coordinator in the Academic Team. He worked for the CS&A Team for four years, carrying out several administrative and operational tasks.
Marta Granda París is the Secretary to the Academic Chairman and his Team. She holds a degree in Translation and Interpreting from Universidad Pontificia Comillas (UPCO). She has bilingual fluency in Spanish and French and is fluent in English and Portuguese. Prior to joining IBFD, she lived in Moscow and Rio de Janeiro. She has worked as Etiquette and Events Manager at the French Embassy in Spain and has been a Celebrity Personal Assistant for several years.