Head of the Consumption Taxes Unit
Centre for Tax Policy and Administration
Piet Battiau is the Head of the Consumption Taxes Unit in the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration (CTPA) of the OECD. The Consumption Taxes Unit, which is part of the Tax Policy and Statistics Division led by David Bradbury, functions as the Secretariat of Working Party 9. This Working Party is responsible for the OECD's expanding work on indirect taxes, including the International VAT/GST Guidelines.
Piet joined the OECD in 2011. He began his career as a tax inspector for the Belgian Ministry of Finance in the early 1990’s before moving on to an international financial institution in 1995, where he became Head of International Taxation and subsequently Head of Public Policy. He was also Chairman of the Fiscal Committee of the European Banking Federation.
He studied Law in Brussels and Ghent and holds a Law degree and a degree in Tax Science.