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John A. Stowell

John A. Stowell

The Walt Disney Company
Senior Vice President - Corporate Taxes
Glendale, CA, USA

John leads the tax function at The Walt Disney Company, where he is responsible for all domestic and international tax matters. 

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with five business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. 

John graduated with a B.Com (Accountancy and Business Administration) from the University of Canterbury, in addition to an LL.B from the University of Canterbury Law School and a LL M. (with Distinction) at Georgetown University Law Center. He began his career with Deloitte in Auckland, New Zealand before transferring to Los Angeles and the International Tax group in Deloitte’s Washington National Tax Office.

His corporate experience includes positions as Regional Counsel for Asia Pacific and Latin America, European Tax Counsel (based in Switzerland), Director of Tax Planning and then Vice President of Taxes at Avery Dennison Corporation, based in Pasadena, CA.

Prior to joining The Walt Disney Company, John served as Vice President and Chief Tax Officer at Delphi Automotive LLP, which subsequently became Delphi Automotive PLC following its successful initial public offering.

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