ITR Global Tax 50 2022: Patricia Mongkhonvanit
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ITR Global Tax 50 2022: Patricia Mongkhonvanit

Director-general of the Public Debt Management Office, Thai Ministry of Finance

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The importance of government fiscal responsibility has scarcely been greater; the COVID-19 pandemic pushed national debt to new highs in countries across the world.

Patricia Mongkhonvanit was key to driving many important domestic and international tax policies for Thailand, including the rollout of many e-services projects to help improve tax compliance and administration.

An executive of the Thai Revenue Department and a member of the UN Tax Committee from 2018 to 2021, Mongkhonvanit was also an expert on tax policy and public expenditure management for sustainable development of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.

She is currently the director general of the Public Debt Management Office (PDMO) in the Thai Ministry of Finance, a role which involves supervising strategy and administration.

Mongkhonvanit has received high praise not only from her peers, but also from high-ranking sources at global multilateral institutions, including the UN.

In addition to steering Thailand’s debt management through a global pandemic, she has been responsible for raising funds for government budgetary and development projects.

This has involved playing a key role in the development of the southeast-Asian nation’s domestic bond market.

Under Mongkhonvanit, PDMO started using blockchain to sell government savings bonds. It also launched the first e-wallet savings bond using hybrid blockchain technology that tried to appeal to the mass market by reducing the face value of the bond from 1,000 baht ($29) to 1 baht.

Global Tax 50 2022

Breaking down the entire 50 individually according to the impact they made would require too granular an approach. Each entry is in alphabetical order as part of categories, i.e. individuals, to make it simpler to navigate.

Industry figures
Tax authorities
Public officials
Noteworthy individuals
Vice president of global transfer pricing and tax disputes, Johnson & Johnson
Chair of tax policy group, BusinessEurope
Director and head of international tax for Meta Latin America
Head of transfer pricing, AstraZeneca
Executive vice president of global tax and treasury, Unilever
Global head of tax, Siemens
Chair of the taxation committee, USCIB
Chair of the tax committee at BIAC
Commissioner of the Canada Revenue Agency
Commissioner of SARS
Minister of Revenue, New Zealand
Former IRS commissioner
Commissioner of the State Tax Administration
Executive secretary of ATAF
Director of direct taxation, coordination, economic analysis and evaluation, European Commission
Minister of finance, budget and national planning, Nigeria
US president
Departing president of Brazil
Secretariat of the economy, Mexico
Acting Head of the Tax Policy and Statistics Division, OECD
Co-chairs of the UN Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters (UN Tax Committee)
Commissioner for the economy, European Commission
Minister of finance, Indonesia
Head of TIWB secretariat
Prime minister of Japan
US senators
Director-general of the Public Debt Management Office, Thai Ministry of Finance
Chair of the House Ways & Means Committee
Director of the OECD’s Centre for Tax Policy and Administration
Head of the GloBE unit, OECD
President of Colombia
Acting deputy director of the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, OECD
Former director of the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, OECD
Lord of Kingswood, UK
Minister of finance and corporate affairs, India
UK prime minister and chancellor of the exchequer
Chair of the Senate Finance Committee
Secretary of the US Treasury
CEO and global chairman, EY
Tax attorney, blogger and podcaster, Taxgirl
Former Uber lobbyist
Director of Tax Research UK
Director of Tax Policy Associates
CEO of Opportunity Green
Chief executive of Tax Justice Network
Acting director of TaxWatch
Former responsible tax lead at PIRC
Chief executive of Fair Tax Foundation
Director of the ICIJ
Principal analyst for CICTAR
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