ITR Global Tax 50 2022: Ron Wyden
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ITR Global Tax 50 2022: Ron Wyden

Chair of the Senate Finance Committee


As chair of the Senate Finance Committee, Ron Wyden has led the charge against anti-competitive tax practices among US multinational companies. Wyden has targeted the pharmaceutical industry and helped raise pressure on lawmakers to support tax reform.

The US senator from Oregon has doggedly pursued companies over their tax arrangements. Companies such as Amgen, Bristol Myers Squibb and Merck have faced questions from Wyden over their tax practices.

Since Wyden took over from Republican senator Chuck Grassley in February 2021, he has worked with the Biden administration to support a higher minimum corporate tax rate of 15%. This proposal was eventually approved in August 2022 as part of the Inflation Reduction Act.

The Senate Finance Committee investigations helped pave the way for this legislative breakthrough, but this is not Wyden’s only contribution. He helped draft the 2021 Build Back Better bill, which later became the Inflation Reduction Act.

Wyden is expected to continue his fight into 2023, though the Democrats still lack a strong majority in the Senate and this leaves the Biden administration vulnerable to political opposition in its own party – never mind the Republicans.

This may mean that the Inflation Reduction Act will be the most significant legislation Wyden contributes to until 2024, even though the Senate investigations may still make waves.

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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