Kieran Holmes  

Chief of Party, USAID Domestic Revenue Mobilization for Development (DRM4D), Nathan Associates, Kampala, Uganda



I am a seasoned tax reform expert who specializes in improving the entire tax environment to maximize revenue gains, increase transparency and enhance the investment climate to facilitate countries' self-sufficiency. I have over 45 years’ experience in tax administration, tax policy development, revenue enhancement (both tax and non-tax revenues), tax simplification, trade promotion and regional integration.

In addition, I have 10 years' experience as the CEO of tax administrations. I served as the first Commissioner General of the Burundi Revenue Authority from June 2010 to June 2014. I also have 20 years' experience as Chief of Party or Team Leader in Uganda, Ethiopia, Rwanda, and Lesotho.

I initiated and completed major tax reforms in Africa, the Pacific and the Middle East and advised on tax incentives for investment promotion. I led 6 double taxation agreement negotiations between developing and developed countries.

•   Member of the I.M.F. (Fiscal Affairs Department) Panel of Experts.

•   Member of the World Bank Tax Thematic Group.

•   Consulted for USAID, I.M.F., World Bank, E.U., UNDP, and DFID (now FCDO).