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Meet the speaker: Pravin Gordhan

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Rogger-Saal
Plenary / Discussion
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Pravin Gordhan was South African Finance Minister from 2009 to 2014 and again from 2015 to 2017. He is a well-known face in South African politics and widely acknowledged for his many initiatives in the Natal Indian Congress and in the African National Congress. Use the opportunity to meet one of the big-league South African politicians on an eye to eye level – in the “Meet the speaker” right after the plenum.

Speakers

Member of Parliament, Former Minister of Finance, Pretoria
Director, Global Tax Policy Center, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna; former Director, Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris Chair

Pravin GORDHAN

Member of Parliament, Former Minister of Finance, Pretoria

1973 B.Sc. Pharmacy, University of Durban-Westville
1974-1981 Pharmacist, King Edward VII Hospital, Durban
1977-1990 Member, African National Congress
1990-1994 Chairperson, Convention for a Democratic South Africa
1991-1994 Co-chairperson, Transitional Executive Council, Pretoria
1994-1998 Member, African National Congress, Parliament of South Africa, Pretoria
1995-1997 Council Member, University Council, University of Durban-Westville
1998-1999 Deputy Commissioner, South African Revenue Services, Pretoria
1999-2009 Commissioner, South African Revenue Services, Pretoria
2000-2006 Chairperson, World Customs Organisation
2007 Doctorate, Commerce honoris, University of South Africa and Doctorate, Law honoris causa, University of Cape Town
2009-2014 Minister, South African Ministry of Finance, Pretoria
2014-2015 Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Pretoria
2015-2017 Minister, South African Ministry of Finance, Parliament of South Africa, Pretoria
since 1994 Minister of Parliament, African National Congress, National Assembly
since 1996 Chairperson, Constitutional Committee, Parliament of South Africa
since 2008 Chairperson, Forum on Tax Administration

Dr. Jeffrey P. OWENS

Director, Global Tax Policy Center, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna; former Director, Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris

1962-1966 Intermediate Examinations of the Institute of Management Accountants, United Kingdom
1966-1969 Honours Degree in Economics and Law, University of Wales
1969-1973 Ph.D, Department of Economics, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
1973-1980 Economist, Tax Division, OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris
1980-1990 Senior Economist, Fiscal Affairs, OECD, Paris
1984-1990 Senior Lecturer, American University in Paris
1991-2001 Head of the Fiscal Division, OECD, Paris
1991-2011 Guest Lecturer at the International Development Programme, Harvard Law School, Boston
2001-2012 Director, Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, OECD, Paris
since 2012 Director WU Global Tax Policy Center and Professor at the Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law
since 2012 Senior Policy Advisor to the Global Vice President Tax, Ernst & Young
since 2013 Advisor to the European Tax Commissioner
since 2014 Panel Chairperson of the Technical Advisory Panel of the Singapore Managament University
since 2015 Senior Advisor UNCTAD - United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

Financial Market Symposium

show timetable

31.08.2017

14:00 - 14:20OpeningPlenary
14:20 - 15:30The "new normal": deregulation?Plenary
15:30 - 16:00Meet the artist: Christin LahrPlenary
15:30 - 16:00Meet the speaker: Kristalina GeorgievaPlenary
15:30 - 16:00Meet the speaker: Pravin GordhanPlenary
16:00 - 17:30The Alpbach Debate: the future of the EuroPlenary
18:00 - 19:30Banking without bankers?Plenary
21:30 - 22:30Special Lecture: Evgeny MorozovPlenary

01.09.2017

08:30 - 10:00Breakfast Club 01: Distributed ledger technologies - a "silver bullet" for compliance and regulation?Breakout
08:30 - 10:00Breakfast Club 02: Low interest and growth rates revisited: learning from JapanBreakout
08:30 - 10:00Breakfast Club 03: New business models for banksBreakout
08:30 - 10:00Breakfast Club 04: Tax havens: the beginning of a new era?Breakout
10:30 - 12:00Breakfast Club 05: Conflict or cooperation through Brexit?Breakout
10:30 - 12:00Breakfast Club 06: Artificial intelligence for compliance and regulationBreakout
10:30 - 12:00Breakfast Club 07: The future of saving(s)Breakout
10:30 - 12:00Breakfast Club 08: The regulator's challenge to get hold of FinTechs and InsureTechsBreakout
10:30 - 12:00Breakfast Club Special: Scaling up social impact investment to the next level - emerging opportunities in EuropeBreakout
15:00 - 17:00Alpbach Hike: hiking with pioneers - Rupert StrachwitzBreakout
15:00 - 17:00Alpbach Hike: hiking with pioneers - Maximilian TayenthalBreakout
15:00 - 17:00Alpbach Hike: hiking with pioneers - Ruben VardanyanBreakout
21:00 - 23:00ReceptionSocial