About IBFD 


Established in 1938, the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (IBFD), has steadily grown into what it is today: the world’s foremost authority on cross-border taxation, the home of international taxation. IBFD is the pre-eminent, independent (non-profit) foundation that tax practitioners from all over the world rely on for high-quality independent tax knowledge and research.




200 employees from 40 countries

4 offices on 3 continents

700+ dedicated authors and correspondents worldwide

Over 80 years of experience




Our Mission

IBFD is a unique centre of expertise offering high-quality information and education on International Tax. IBFD’s powerful research platform allows tax practitioners around the world to access this valuable content, on which they can rely to do their work faster and more effectively. IBFD is the pre-eminent independent (non-profit) foundation with the ultimate goal to promote and disseminate the understanding of cross-border taxation at the highest level.


Our Clients

Our knowledgeable staff and international network of tax professionals allow us to provide governments, tax advisers and corporate clients with high-quality independent tax knowledge, training and research services, tailored to their requirements.


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Executive Team

Executive Board

The Executive Board is responsible for achieving IBFD’s objectives as outlined in its mission statement.

Jan Maarten Slagter

Chief Executive Officer

Prof. Dr. Pasquale Pistone

Academic Chairman

Maarten Goudsmit

Director Publishing

Prof. Dr. Victor van Kommer

Director Tax Services

Belema Obuoforibo

Director Knowledge Centre

Edmée Stoffele

Head of Human Resources


Delegated Board of Trustees

Our board of trustees oversees the overall management of our organization. It consists of highly experienced tax professionals, (former) government officials and professionals with relevant non-tax backgrounds from all corners of the world.




Prof. Dr Stef van Weeghel (Chairman)

Partner and global tax policy leader at PwC, Amsterdam; international tax law professor at the University of Amsterdam
The Netherlands


H. Pabbruwe

CEO Brill (retired)
The Netherlands






Board of Trustees


Prof. Dr Stef van Weeghel (Chairman)

Partner and global tax policy leader at PwC, Amsterdam; international tax law professor at the University of Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Dr Oby Ezekwesili

Economic Policy Expert and Senior Economic Adviser, Africa Economic Development Policy Initiative (AEDPI)

Rebecca Roes

Head of Tax, Vodafone (Germany)

Dr. P.W. Baker

Queen’s Counsel, Gray’s Inn Tax Chambers – Senior Associate Visiting Fellow, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London University

Zhang Zhiyong

Deputy Commissioner of the State Administration of Taxation

Jean-Blaise Eckert

Partner, Lenz & Staehelin, General Secretary IFA, Geneva



B. Gibert

Attorney, CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre, Paris

Porus Kaka

Senior Advocate

L.M. Kana

Head of International Taxation, IRS, Santiago

Prof. Dr. DDr. h.c. Michael Lang

Head of the Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law, WU

Prof. Avv. Guglielmo Maisto

Founding Partner, Maisto e Associati, Milan; Professor of Tax Law, Catholic University of Piacenza

G. Makhlouf

Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland; Former Chair, Committee on Fiscal Affairs, OECD
New Zealand

Prof. Ph. Martin

Member of the Conseil d'Etat; Professor of International Tax Law, University Paris 2, Paris

Prof. Dr W. Nykiel

Rector, University of Lόdz, Head, Centre of Tax Documentation and Studies in Lόdz

H. Pabbruwe

CEO Brill (retired)
The Netherlands

Dr Veerinderjeet Singh

Managing Director, Taxand Malaysia Sdn Bhd; Immediate Past President of Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia; Chairman of IFA Malaysia Branch; Visiting Fellow at Taylors University

Prof. Dr W. Schön

Director Max Planck Institut, Munich




Successful companies rely on accurate and up-to-date tax information and IBFD delivers just that. We selected the IBFD Global Tax Premier as it provides us with a one-stop source for all our tax information needs. So if you are looking for a premium tax resource, look no further than IBFD’s Global Tax Premier.

Asao Takesue, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

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