Permanent Scientific Committee

The main task of the Permanent Scientific Committee (PSC) is the development of IFA's scientific programme. The PSC selects the topics and supervises the planning and implementation of the scientific work of the Association. For further details on the appointment, functioning and organisation of the PSC please refer to Article 28 of the Articles of Association.

Composition of the Permanent Scientific Committee for the period 2023-2024

The Permanent Scientific Committee consists of a Chair, two Vice Chairs and a number of committee members who are nominated by the Nominations Committee and appointed by the General Assembly.


Robert Danon (Switzerland)

Vice Chairs

Adolfo Martín Jiménez (Spain)
Miranda Stewart (Australia)










Jesper Barenfeld (Sweden)
Pat Brown (USA)
Richard Collier (United Kingdom)
Nico Derksen (Singapore)
Theophilus Emuwa (Nigeria)
Shefali Goradia (India)
Johann Hattingh (South Africa)
Eran Lempert (Israel)
Philippe Martin (France)
René Matteotti (Switzerland)
Angelo Nikolakakis (Canada)
Anders Nørgaard Laursen (Denmark)
Casey Plunket (New Zealand)
Alexander Rust (Austria)
Luisa Scarcella (France/ICC)
Jens Schönfeld (Germany)
Luis Schoueri (Brazil)
Anna Theeuwes (Netherlands)
Xiong Wei (China PRC)
Adam Zalasiński (Poland)

Extra invited

Jean-Blaise Eckert (Switzerland), Secretary General
Pasquale Pistone (Netherlands) Academic Chairman of IBFD; ex officio
Trevor Glavey (Ireland), YIN Representative
Shefali Goradia (India), WIN Representative
Benjamin Angel (European Commission); ex officio
Michael Lennard (UN); ex officio
Achim Pross (OECD); ex officio
Jasna Voje (OECD deputy)










Additionally invited for the preparation of the Annual Congresses in:

2024 Albertus Marais (Cape Town, South Africa)
2025 João Nogueira (Lisbon, Portugal)
2026 Chloe Burnett (Melbourne, Australia)

Jérȏme Monsenego (Stockholm, Sweden)


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