Maria Elena Scoppio leads the Indirect Taxation and Tax Administration department of DG TAXUD, which aims to develop and implement tax policy across the EU on indirect and environmental taxation. Prior to her current position, she was a member of the cabinet of the European Commissioner for Economy, Paolo Gentiloni, in which role she was responsible for all issues related to DG TAXUD at the cabinet level and notably coordinated legislative proposals in the field of direct and indirect taxation and customs. Scoppio is the former head of unit in DG TAXUD in charge of the elaboration and development of the EU policy regarding VAT and digital taxation. She has previously supervised taxation issues as a member of cabinet for Commissioners Moscovici, Šemeta and Kovács. Before joining the Commission, she worked as a tax and legal advisor for Arthur Andersen.