Hafiz Choudhury is an international tax consultant and entrepreneur. He works with major multinationals on tax policy and business strategy issues; he also advises governments on tax policy and administration through his consulting firm, The M Group, Inc. (www.mgroupglobal.com.). He has worked in locations as diverse as India, Qatar, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Seychelles, Pakistan, Romania, Mongolia, Latvia and China. His software business builds international tax and trade decision support, modeling and analysis tools (www.reganalytics.com).
He serves on the Extractive Industries Taxation Subcommittee and the Transfer Pricing Subcommittee of the United Nations Committee of Taxation Experts, and was the general editor of the UN Transfer Pricing Manual. He has been involved in significant research tasks in international taxation, often working jointly with senior experts such as Dr. Jeffrey Owens (former director the OECD’s tax function), Prof. Richard Bird, Mr. Dave Hartnett (former Chairman, UK HMRC) and Mr. Pascal Lamy (former Director General of WTO).
Prior to starting his own business, he was with IBFD, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where he held a variety of roles such as head of the Asia-Pacific/Middle East team, director of business development, and GM of the Americas business. In his time there, he moved from the tax consulting and content creation side to roles in product management, sales and business development. He was later IBFD’s nominee to work for Orbitax, a tax software company founded through a combination of assets from IBFD and a private business. He graduated from London University with a Masters degree in International Relations, and joined HM Board of Inland Revenue in the UK (now HMRC), where he received his professional tax training. He is currently based in Washington D.C.