Belema R. Obuoforibo
Belema R. Obuoforibo, CTA ATT (Fellow), is Director of the IBFD Knowledge Centre, Member of IBFD’s Executive Board, and Chair of the Centre for Studies in African Taxation (CSAT).
Belema is also Extraordinary Lecturer in the Department of Economics, University of Pretoria, where she lectures on international taxation. She is also a member of the UN Subcommittee on Wealth and Solidarity Taxes.
Before joining IBFD, Belema worked in London as a UK-qualified Chartered Tax Adviser.
Belema is an authoritative speaker, lecturer and presenter on international tax issues. She has lectured and presented extensively in Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean. She is the Director of the annual Africa Tax Symposium, the leading global conference on African taxation. She is also joint Technical Director of the annual International Tax Conference (Mumbai), jointly organized by IBFD and the Foundation for International Taxation, India.
Belema is a noted writer and editor in the field of international taxation. She is widely published, including as an author of the esteemed publication, Global Tax Treaty Commentaries, for which she writes the chapter on Treaty Residence. She also serves on the editorial boards of leading international tax publications, including the Bulletin for International Taxation and the European Taxation journal.
Belema also serves in an advisory capacity for various African governments, particularly on matters relating to tax policy, tax treaties and effective domestic tax legislation.