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Thomas Baunsgaard

Deputy Chief, Tax Policy Division of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Thomas Baunsgaard leads the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF’s) tax policy work on extractive industries. He also oversees the multi-donor trust fund on Managing Natural Resource Wealth, which supports capacity building and technical assistance by the IMF in natural resource-rich developing countries. Thomas has worked at the IMF for 20 years and was previously its resident representative in Tanzania and Malawi. Before joining the IMF, he worked as a tax policy advisor with the Internal Revenue Commission in Papua New Guinea and as a country economist in the World Bank’s West Bank and Gaza Office.