Jost, Ph.D.
Partner, Transfer Pricing
60 South Market Street, Suite 800
San Jose, CA 95113


Sven Jost is a Ph.D. economist and partner in BPM’s International Tax Services practice. He has more than ten years of professional experience as a transfer pricing specialist advising multinational clients from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies on the full range of transfer pricing-related matters, including transfer pricing planning, U.S. and global documentation, U.S. and foreign tax audits and related controversy support. Sven has particular expertise and experience with transfer pricing planning and documentation under U.S. and OECD regulations (including BEPS), value chain analyses, operational transfer pricing matters, cost sharing arrangements, intellectual property transactions, and IP and legal entity valuations.

Immediately prior to joining BPM, Sven was Director, Transfer Pricing, at Oracle Corporation in Redwood City. At Oracle, Sven had particular focus on BEPS planning and compliance, operational transfer pricing matters, the integration of acquired companies into the company’s existing tax and transfer pricing structure, as well as managing various U.S. and foreign transfer pricing audits and related controversy matters.

Prior to Oracle, Sven spent ten years in Ernst & Young’s transfer pricing practice, including his first three years with EY’s European practice in Germany. During his tenure at EY, Sven led project teams to adapt and apply concepts, principles and tools on complex transfer pricing and supply chain planning projects.

Sven has extensive experience in a wide range of industries, including technology and software, e-commerce, pharma and life sciences, media and entertainment, real estate, and utilities and renewable energies.

Sven was awarded a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Innsbruck in Austria. He also has a Master of Arts in Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, both from the University of Munich in Germany.

Sven has published several articles in the area of transfer pricing and related fields and regularly speaks at seminars through the U.S. and abroad, including the annual NABE Transfer Pricing Symposium in Washington, D.C.


  • Ph.D., Economics – University of Innsbruck (Austria)
  • M.A., Economics – University of Munich (Germany)
  • B.A., Economics – University of Munich (Germany)