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Global Tax 50 2015: Winnie Byanyima

02 February 2016

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Executive director, Oxfam international

Winnie Byanyima
Winnie Byanyima is a new entry this year

Winnie Byanyima has made this year's Global Tax 50 list for her influential role in highlighting the impact of taxation (and tax policymakers) on human rights and inequality.

The human rights advocate and globally-recognised expert on women's rights has made an active contribution to the debate over global tax policy issues, particularly during the World Bank and IMF annual meeting in Lima, Peru, which focused on inequality and the endorsement of the OECD's BEPS package.

"Corporate tax dodgers deprive Latin America of half its potential tax revenue," says Byanyima. "This is immoral and unsustainable. Finance ministers must crack down on them if they are serious about tackling poverty and inequality."

"Extreme inequality isn't just a moral wrong. We know that it hampers economic growth and it threatens the private sector's bottom line," she says.

The Global Tax 50 2015
View the full list and introduction
The top 10 • Ranked in order of influence
1. Margrethe Vestager 2. Pascal Saint-Amans
3. Wang Jun 4. Arun Jaitley
5. Marissa Mayer 6. Will Morris
7. Ian Read 8. Pierre Moscovici
9. Donato Raponi 10. Global Alliance for Tax Justice
The remaining 40 • In alphabetic order
Brigitte Alepin Andrus Ansip
Tamara Ashford Mohammed Amine Baina
Piet Battiau Elise Bean
Monica Bhatia David Bradbury
Winnie Byanyima Mauricio Cardenas
Allison Christians Rita de la Feria
Marlies de Ruiter Judith Freedman
Meg Hillier Vanessa Houlder
Kim Jacinto-Henares Eva Joly
Chris Jordan Jean-Claude Juncker
Alain Lamassoure Juliane Kokott
Armando Lara Yaffar Liao Tizhong
Paige Marvel Angela Merkel
Zach Mider Richard Murphy
George Osborne Achim Pross
Akhilesh Ranjan Alan Robertson
Paul Ryan Tove Maria Ryding
Magdalena Sepulveda Carmona Lee Sheppard
Parthasarathi Shome Robert Stack
Mike Williams Ya-wen Yang

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