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Coalition Experts

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Patricia Miranda, Advocacy Coordinator, Red Latinoamericana por Justicia Económica y Social LATINDADD

Patricia Miranda has been working as Advocacy Coordinator at the Latin American Network for Economic and Social Justice LATINDADD since March 2018, prior to that she has represented Latindadd as Senior Officer on Finance for Development, from its member in Bolivia, Fundación Jubileo, since 2006.

She is in charge of leading analysis and advocacy on debt and publicly backed up private finance, at global and regional levels, such as UN, G20, IMF, WB, ECLAC; coordinating views and inputs from the twenty-three member organisations along 13 countries in the region. She is currently member of the International Advisory Committee of the Civil 20.

Her areas of expertise -at regional, national and sub-national levels- include public and private debt, external and domestic debt, responsible financing, publicly-backed private finance, finance for development policies and transparency and accountability. She has written papers and reports on finance for development, development banks and private finance, aid, debt, tax and gender and public private partnerships. Also has contributed to elaborate a Debt Sustainability Analysis with human development approach, along with the government of Bolivia, including civil society participation.

Prior to LATINDADD, Patricia Miranda worked at Centro de Estudios Monetarios Latinoamericanos (CEMLA) in México, the regional organisation of Debt Relief International (DRI) based in London, serving as Programme Officer of a Capacity Building Programme for Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC), where she has developed fiscal, macro and debt analysis at national and subnational levels, in several LA countries, coordinating with Ministries of Finance and Central Banks the elaboration of a responsible financing strategy according to national development plans.

She holds an MBA at EMI from Bolivia and Tecnológico de Monterrey from México, and studied at a specialised programme on financing strategies at Debt Relief International.


Alex Cobham, Director of Research, Tax Justice Network

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Alex Cobham is a development economist and Director of Research at the international Tax Justice Network, and a visiting fellow at King’s College London IDI. Over the last fifteen years Alex has held various policy and research posts, including as a research fellow at the Center for Global Development, as chief policy adviser at Christian Aid and head of research at Save the Children (UK), and at Oxford as a junior economics fellow at St Anne’s college and as a researcher at Queen Elizabeth House.


Lakshmi Kumar, Policy Director, Global Financial Integrity

Lakshmi Kumar is the Policy Director at Global Financial Integrity with several years of experience working on issues of financial policy, securities investigation, regulatory governance, anti-corruption, and anti-money laundering/terrorist financing. Prior to joining GFI, Ms. Kumar was a lawyer and policy professional in India, working with governments and regulatory agencies across South Asia, East Africa, and Eurasia to investigate money laundering and terrorist financing risks to their financial systems. Her prior work includes drafting legislation to identify beneficial ownership for the financial sector in India, assessing and evaluating the robustness of the securities market in the Eurasian region for the Eurasian Group on Combating Money Laundering (EAG), and conducting investigations on sovereign wealth funds, procurement procedures, and other off-shore investment entities for fraud and terrorist financing risks. She received a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University, and a B.A, LL.B from the NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, India.


Adrian Falco, Vice-Chair of the Financial Transparency Coalition, Fundación SES

Adrian Falco is a member of Fundación SES’s Department of International Cooperation for Development and a member of Latindadd’s Study Group on New Financial Architecture. He is a member of the Coordination group of the Tax Justice Network for Latin America and the Caribbean and the coordinator of the Argentine SCO Platform for Regional Integration and Advocacy at the G20 (PLARSUR, by its Spanish acronym). He coordinated the writing of the book “Double taxation agreements in Latin America: analysis of the links between taxes, trade and finance responsible” (2013) and has a degree in sociology from the University of Buenos Aires.


Subrat Das, Executive Director, Centre for Budget and Governance Accountability

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Subrat Das is serving as the Executive Director of CBGA since 2010. Over the last 12 years, Subrat has worked extensively on government financing of social sectors, fiscal policy and social inclusion, and some of the structural issues in the federal fiscal architecture in India. A major part of his work in these areas has been towards creating spaces for transparency and accountability through rigorous analysis of government budgets, and he has also tried to foster people’s participation on these complex issues by demystifying them. He has been closely involved with the designing and implementation of collective advocacy efforts by a large number of civil society organisations, under the banner of People’s Budget Initiative (PBI), for progressivity in the country’s fiscal policy. He studied Economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.


Tove Maria Ryding, Senior Policy Analyst, Eurodad

Tove joined Eurodad in March 2013 as Senior Policy Analyst. She works on capital flight and tax issues and carries out policy research, analysis and advocacy as well as coordination and communications work. Before joining Eurodad Tove worked with Greenpeace International as coordinator for climate policy. She’s also been chair of the Danish 92 Group for 5 years and head of the Danish NGO Forests of the World for 3 years. Tove speaks Danish, Swedish and English. B.Sc. in Biology from the University of Copenhagen.


Andres Knobel, Tax Justice Network

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Andres Knobel is a lawyer and consultant with the Tax Justice Network. His work focuses on the Financial Secrecy Index, a research analysis on the legal transparency framework of more than 100 jurisdictions in terms of banking secrecy, beneficial ownership registration, and anti-money laundering among others. He also specializes in automatic exchange of information (FATCA and the OECD’s CRS), abusive regimes of trust law and tax avoidance mechanisms. He has been invited to speak at conferences regarding these issues in Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Panama, Peru, Spain, the UK and the US. He studied law at University of Buenos Aires (exchange program at Columbia University in New York) and he is finishing his Masters in Law and Economics at Di Tella University (exchange program at Humboldt University in Berlin).


Alvin Mosioma, Director, Tax Justice Network Africa

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Alvin Mosioma holds a Master’s of Science in Economics from the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz in Germany. Mr. Mosioma has developed expertise on economic justice issues with specific focus on international finance trade and taxation. He is the founding Director of the Tax Justice Network Africa and has overseen the institutional growth of the secretariat and expansion of the network’s membership in the African continent.


Liz Nelson, director, Tax Justice & Human Rights, Tax Justice Network

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Liz Nelson is a director at the Tax Justice Network and is developing TJN’s programme of work on tax justice and human rights. Before joining TJN, Liz was the Development Manager at the Skoll Centre in the University of Oxford’s Said Business School and for the previous twenty years developed housing services for vulnerable and ‘at risk’ adults and families. Liz studied Human Rights and Development Management from the Open University’s Global Programme in Development Management and Women’s Human Rights at the London School of Economics (LSE).

 

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