Dr. Magdalena Sepúlveda is the Executive director of the global initiative for economic, social and cultural rights (GI-ESCR). She is also a member of the Independent Commission for the Reform of International Corporate Taxation (ICRICT). Previously, she acted as Senior Research Associate at the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD). From 2008 to 2014 she was the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights. From 2013 to 2017 she was a member of the High-Level Panel of Expert on Food Security and Nutrition of the United Nations Committee on World Food Security (CFS). In 2015, she was recognised in the Global Tax 50, a list of individuals and organizations with the biggest impact on taxation worldwide.