Alba joined Polaris in November 2021 and is responsible for leading the corporate and regional tax function, among various related tasks. Alba supports the Group’s Senior Management at the corporate headquarters in Toronto and the local Operating management in the different jurisdictions where Polaris has a presence.
Previously, Alba worked for over 11 years in a Big Four firm (PwC) as manager and senior manager of the corporate tax and international tax teams in Spain, Chile, Australia, and Canada. Alba specializes in tax planning, corporate income tax, international taxation, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), corporate tax compliance, and application of accounting standards regarding corporate tax matters. During her time working at the corporate and international tax departments of PwC she assisted multinational groups within the energy industry, among others, in their cross-border operations and tax planning, with a special focus in the Latin American region.
Alba has a Law Degree from the Instituto de Estudios Bursatiles (IEB) and the Universidad Complutense of Madrid (UCM), Spain, and has completed three Master Degrees studies in Madrid (Spain) in Stock Exchange and Financial Markets from IEB, LLM in Business Tax Consulting from Instituto de Empresa (IE), and International Tax Planning from Centro de Estudios Financieros (CEF/UDIMA). Alba also completed a postgraduate diploma in Tax Planning and Analysis from the University Pontificia Catolica de Chile. She is bilingual Spanish/English.