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Dina Shapiro

Senior Vice President, Head of Global Tax

American Express
New York, New York, USA

Corporation - Publicly-Held

Professional Summary

•A seasoned tax attorney with more than two decades of technical tax experience concentrated in international and corporate taxation.
•A leader, mentor, and manager of large teams of tax professionals located in remote locations from diverse cultures.
•An executive responsible for strategic tax planning and managing the effective rate, experienced at weighing risks and rewards, and able to appropriately emphasize a strong, well-managed tax department as a control function.

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Languages

  • English


Experience

American Express
New York, New York, USA 10285
Senior Vice President, Head of Global Tax
Corporation - Publicly-Held
2010 - Present
Currently SVP-International Tax-managing all aspects of US and Non-US international tax for American Express. As from May 1, SVP-Head of Tax-assuming responsibility for the global American Express Tax Department.
GMAC / Ally
New York, New York, USA 10104
Chief Tax Officer
Corporation - Privately-Held
2006 - 2010
Head of Tax for a diversified financial services company with total net revenue of over $11b and $248b in assets. Developed a Tax Department for GMAC after the sale of a controlling ownership share by GM to a consortium led by Cerberus. Responsible for U.S. and international tax risk management for all GMAC group companies including evaluating FIN 48 and FAS 5 exposures for the company which is an SEC filer as a debt issuer. Manage tax audits and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance for the group. Advise on and/or review all strategic tax planning, including a reorganization of our insurance business to make it more tax efficient and ready for future acquisitions. Advise on funding initiatives including helping to develop creative funding options for issuing equity into the market even though GMAC cannot be widely held. Responsible for the filing of all partnership and corporate Federal, State and local returns, and all returns for the 38 foreign jurisdictions in which GMAC currently does business. Manage the effective rate of the GMAC group companies and additionally, consider the interests of the various partners in determining the benefits or the risks of any planning undertaken. Advise the Legislative Policy team on tax issues of importance to GMAC domestically and globally. Manage the Department’s $20mm+ budget.

Citigroup
New York, New York, USA
Senior Tax Counsel, International
Corporation - Publicly-Held
1995 - 2006
Citigroup, Senior International Tax Counsel, Global Consumer Group, New York, N.Y. July 2006 to October 2006. Headed the function and managed the team responsible for the U.S. international tax planning, compliance and provisioning for Citigroup’s Global Consumer group. Managed and advised on projects to optimize the structure of the group regionally and globally, including projects to centralize parts of the mortgage and credit card businesses. Worked on structuring of Citigroup’s consumer business ventures in China. Responsible for the U.S. tax issues/opportunities of all Consumer acquisitions and dispositions.

Citigroup, Acting Head/Deputy Head of Tax, and Senior Tax Counsel, Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region, London, England. August 2001 to July 2006. Headed the function and managed the team responsible for the U.S. international tax planning, compliance and provisioning for Citigroup’s Global Consumer group. Managed and advised on projects to optimize the structure of the group regionally and globally, including projects to centralize parts of the mortgage and credit card businesses. Worked on structuring of Citigroup’s consumer business ventures in China. Responsible for the U.S. tax issues/opportunities of all Consumer acquisitions and dispositions.

Also worked in the Washington office as technical counsel from 1995-2000.

Education

LLM, Tax 1992
Georgetown University Law Center
WashingtonUnited States
LL.M. in Taxation (with honors).
JD1987
Fordham University School of Law
New York, New York, United States
BA, Law and Society 1984
State University of New York at Binghamton
Binghamton, New York, United States

Associations and Societies

  • Tax Executives Institute

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