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Margaretha Haeussler
Director, Transfer Pricing at NOVARTIS


Margaretha (Mar) is Director, Transfer Pricing for Novartis in the United States.  She has over twenty five years of transfer pricing experience working with a variety of multinational clients across a wide range of industries with particular emphasis on the life sciences, consumer products, and automotive component industries.  Mar has worked on a wide variety of transfer pricing issues and projects ranging from controversies, Advanced Pricing Agreements (“APA”), and documentation requirements.

Prior to her current position, Mar was with Olympus Corporation of the Americas.  She was a partner with Arthur Andersen LLP where she was responsible for the development of the New York Office’s transfer pricing practice.  Mar began her career in transfer pricing as an Industry Economist with the Manhattan District of the Internal Revenue Service.

Mar is active in her community serving on the Boards of the YWCA Allentown and the West Park Civic Association.  She is an active supporter of the redevelopment of downtown Allentown, PA, and enjoys renovating older houses in her spare time.

Mar received her M.S. in Agricultural Economics from Pennsylvania State University and a BA in Economics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Agenda Sessions

  • Operational Transfer Pricing Challenges and Optimization