Louise SykesSVP, Head of Transfer Pricing at AXA XL GROUP
Louise Sykes is presently Global Head of Transfer Pricing at AXA XL Group having previously been Head of Transfer Pricing at Nomura. Prior to joining Nomura in 2009 she was Head of Tax Risk Management at Reuters. She has over 15 years of in-house tax experience, specialising in Transfer Pricing, audit defence and APAs. Following a degree in history at Oxford University she qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse in the UK. After the fall of the Berlin Wall she moved to Eastern Europe, where she spent 5 years advising inward investors into the emerging market economies. She is a great believer in the 80:20 rule – 20% design and 80% implementation.