Belema R. Obuoforibo, CTA ATT (Fellow), is the Director of the IBFD Knowledge Centre, Member of IBFD’s Executive Board, and Chair of the Centre for Studies in African Taxation (CSAT).
Before joining IBFD, she worked in London for many years as a Chartered Tax Adviser. Ms Obuoforibo is a noted teacher, writer and editor in the field of international taxation. She is the Director of the annual Africa Tax Symposium, the leading global conference on African taxation, and the joint Technical Director of the notable annual International Tax Conference, organized by the Foundation for International Taxation, India.
Ms Obuoforibo also serves on the editorial boards of leading international tax publications, including the Bulletin for International Taxation and the European Taxation journal. She is widely published in the field of international taxation, including as an author on the flagship IBFD publication, Global Tax Treaty Commentaries, for which she writes the chapter on Treaty Residence. Her experience as a lecturer and presenter has taken her across Europe, Africa, Asia and the Caribbean.
She also works in an advisory capacity for various African governments, particularly on matters relating to tax policy, tax treaties and effective domestic tax legislation.