Steve McDonnell Tax DirectorConcordia International (formerly AMCo) has hired Steve McDonnell as its new European Tax Director.

Mr McDonnell has significant commercial tax experience, having worked in-house since 1992. Most recently he was VP Tax at Schneider Electric and was also Head of Group Tax at Invensys PLC (prior to its acquisition by Schneider Electric).

Concordia International is an international pharmaceutical company focused on legacy medicines and orphan drugs. The company has a strong international footprint with sales in more than 100 countries and a diversified portfolio of more than 200 well-established off-patent molecules.

Steve Axler TaxConstellation Brands has recruited Steve Axler as VP International Tax.

Mr Axler joins from Halliburton (in Houston) where he was Director of Tax, responsible for Mergers & Acquisitions and Global Tax Planning. Earlier in-house tax experience includes working as Tax Counsel at CEMEX and then Smith International.

Jean-Olivier has joined ADEO as Group Tax Director.

In his new role he will be responsible for managing taxes globally. Adeo currently operates in 12 countries: France, Russia, Italy, Spain, China, Brazil, Poland, Romania, Ukraine, Greece, Portugal and Cyprus. Jean-Olivier will be based in Lille and reports to Jean-Michel Barbier, Head of Legal and Tax.

Commenting to Tax Grotto on his move, Jean-Olivier said “I am delighted to join Adeo Group to support the group in its 12 countries of operation and its 90,000 employees. Adeo Group has the highest ambition and an exceptional vision.”

Jean-Olivier initially trained as a tax lawyer with Landwell & Associates (PwC) but has worked in industry since 2002, initially with Alstom, then Technip and for the past 6 years with Ipsos, where he was Group Tax Director.

ADEO is the leading DIY retailer in France and the third largest globally. ADEO has two sets of shareholders: the Association familiale Mulliez and the Group’s employees.

Convergex, an agency-focused global brokerage and trading related services provider, has announced that Anthony Taranto has joined as Managing Director and Head of Global Taxes.

In this new position, Anthony is responsible for overseeing Convergex’s tax functions, global tax planning and compliance requirements.  In addition, he will drive the firm’s global tax strategies to further support Convergex’s financial and strategic objectives. Anthony will report to Frederick Arnold, Convergex’s Chief Financial Officer.

“We are fortunate to add Anthony to Convergex’s leadership team as his financial industry experience and background will assist Convergex with aligning its tax strategy to business development opportunities and long-term strategy initiatives,” said Eric W. Noll, Convergex President and CEO.  “As Convergex’s market share continues to grow, Anthony will assist our finance and accounting teams with our global tax strategy and policy implementation,” said Noll.

Anthony Taranto joins Convergex with over 25 years of experience in tax and accounting best practices in the financial services industry.  He most recently served as Managing Director, Head of Tax, at Neuberger Berman and was previously a Managing Director, Co-Global Head of Tax for Lehman Brothers.  Anthony currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Wall Street Tax Association. A licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Anthony earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Accounting from Fordham University and his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from New York University.

Uber has recruited Bo Iversen into its global tax group.

Mr Iversen was formerly with UCB, where he has worked for the past 5 years. He joined UCB as VP Tax in 2010 but since 2014 he had additional responsibilities for both Treasury and Risk Management.

In his earlier career he held senior international tax roles at JT International, Stryker and Ideal Standard International.

Mr Iversen is based in Brussels but his new role has a global remit, focusing on tax policy and tax legislation. He will work closely with Tony Maggiore, Uber’s Global Head of Tax, who joined the company 12 months ago.

The pair have worked together before (from 1998 to 2000), when Mr Iversen was Senior Tax Manager at Japan Tobacco International SA and Mr Maggiore was VP Tax.

Head of Tax JobsThe National Bank of Abu Dhabi has hired Mahesh Lakhani as Head of Tax Management for the MENA, Europe and Americas regions. He starts this new role on Monday 1st February and will split his time between London and Abu Dhabi.

Mahesh is a highly-regarded financial services tax specialist in the UK. Most recently he was London Head of Tax at National Australia Bank, but he has held leadership roles at KBC, Credit Suisse and Commerzbank.

EMEA Tax Director jobsDavid Peach has joined the Fortive Corporation to assist in its demerger from the Danaher Corporation and look after the ongoing tax affairs of its EMEA entities.

He joins from Next plc, where he has been Group Tax Manager for the past 5 years.

Fortive will be a $6 billion, Fortune 500 company – to find out more visit their website.


VP Tax jobsCommercial Metals Company, headquartered in Irving, Texas, has announced that its Board of Directors has promoted Mary A. Lindsey to the position of Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective yesterday.


Ms. Lindsey joined the Company in September 2009 as Vice President-Tax, and she became the Vice President-Tax and Investor Relations in June 2015.  As Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Ms. Lindsey will have responsibility for all financial functions of the Company.  In her new position, she will report toJoseph Alvarado.

Joseph Alvarado, the Company’s Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “I couldn’t be more pleased to have Mary step into this critical role.  The wealth of experiences that she brings to the CFO role will be invaluable to CMC.  Further, her promotion demonstrates CMC’s commitment to our employees, our management development process and our Guiding Principles, by providing an environment where employees have the opportunity for both personal and professional growth.  I congratulate Mary on her new role, and I am confident that she will quickly pick up where Barbara has left off and continue to provide strong financial leadership to the Company.”

Prior to joining CMC, Ms. Lindsey served as Vice President Tax and Tax Counsel for Albany International Corp., a global advanced textiles and materials processing company, and from January 2005 to March 2006, Ms. Lindsey was an attorney at Baker and Hostetler, a national law firm.  In addition, Ms. Lindsey served in various roles, including Vice President Tax and Tax Counsel, Legal Counsel responsible for global M&A and intellectual property, and General Manager of Corporate M&A, at The Timken Company from January 1985 toJanuary 2005.  Ms. Lindsey has a Bachelor of Arts in Russian, a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a J.D. in Law from State University of New York and an L.L.M. in Taxation from Case Western Reserve University.

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