ITR Global Tax 50 2022: Bob Hamilton
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ITR Global Tax 50 2022: Bob Hamilton

Commissioner of the Canada Revenue Agency

Bob Hamilton has been keeping the CRA and FTA going during COVID-19

Bob Hamilton, commissioner of the Canada Revenue Agency, plays a key role in tax affairs in Canada and around the world.

A man of many hats, Hamilton serves as chair of the Forum on Tax Administration (FTA) and a board member of Tax Inspectors Without Borders (TIWB) alongside his role as CRA commissioner. He leads much of the administrative work on the two-pillar solution to taxing the digital economy.

The FTA made the implementation of pillar two its priority in 2022. Hamilton has overseen its efforts working to minimise the administrative burden of pillar two for businesses and tax authorities. Meanwhile, the FTA has worked to increase support for developing countries grappling with digitalisation.

This is where Hamilton’s other role comes in. TIWB is supporting capacity-building among tax administrations in developing countries, this covers the automatic exchange of information and criminal investigations.

This was a busy year for Hamilton, but there is little sign of things slowing down in 2023. Pillar two is still being implemented in many countries, while the details of pillar one are still not settled.

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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