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Office of the Secretary General

The Office of the Secretary-General provides support to the Secretary-General in the exercise of his functions and the fulfillment of his mandate, including the preparation of his daily activities, missions abroad and overall coordination of the work of the OECD Secretariat.  The Office is lead by the Chief of Staff and OECD Sherpa.  The Secretary-General is assisted in his function by OECD Deputy Secretaries-General.
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Chief of Staff: Ms. Gabriela Ramos
Deputy Chief of Staff: Mr. Juan Yermo

Responsibilities of the Secretary-General and Senior Management

Secretary-General


Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD


Secretary-General Angel Gurría

Areas of responsibilities                                                                                                 

  • General Secretariat
    • Council Secretariat (CES)
    • Legal Directorate (LEG)
    • Internal Audit (IA)
  • Executive Directorate (EXD)
  • Public Affairs & Communications (PAC)

 


Attached Institutions*

  • International Energy Agency (IEA)
  • OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA)
  • International Transport Forum (ITF)


* These three institutions have their own Management
Boards and funding arrangements. They depend on the
OECD's management for issues regarding
administration and operations.

Senior Management

 
Masamichi Kono, Deputy Secretary-General of the OECD

Deputy Secretary-General Masamachi Kono

Areas of responsibilities:

  • Financial and Enterprise Affairs (DAF)
  • Environment and Sustainability (ENV)
  • Financial Stability Board (FSB)

 

 

 

Horizontal projects & initiatives:
     
Infrastructure
      - Green Growth

 




Deputy Secretary-General Ludger Schuknecht

Areas of responsibilties:

  • Education & Skills (EDU)
  • Fiscal issues (CTPA)
  • Statistics & Data (SDD)
 

 

Horizontal projects & initiatives:
      - Compact with Africa
      - Skills Strategy


Ulrik Vestergaard Knudsen, Deputy Secretary-General of the OECD  

Deputy Secretary-General Ulrik Vestergaard Knudsen

Areas of responsibilities:

  • Trade and Agriculture (TAD)
  • Centre for Entrepreneurship, SME’s,
       Regions and Cities (CFE) 
  • Science, Technology and Innovation
      (STI)


 


Horizontal projects & initiatives:
      - Going Digital


 Jeffrey Schlagenhauf Deputy Secretary-General, OECD


Deputy Secretary-General Jeffrey Schlagenhauf

Areas of responsibilities:

  • Public Governance (GOV)
  • Development Cluster
       - Development Cooperation           
         Directorate (DCD)
       - Development Centre (DEV)
       - Sahel and West Africa Club (SWAC)

 

 
Horizontal projects & initiatives:
      - Anti-corruption
      - SDGs

 
"Laurence

Chief Economist Laurence Boone

Areas of responsibilities: 

  • Economics department (ECO)
            - Policy Studies
            - Country Studies
  • G20 Finance Track 


 

 

Horizontal projects & initiatives:
      - Housing


Gabriela Ramos, OECD Chief of Staff, G20 Sherpa and Special Counsellor to the Secretary-General


Chief of Staff Gabriela Ramos

Areas of responsibilities:

  • Office of the Secretary-General
  • Global Relations & Global Governance
       (Including G20/G7/APEC)
  • Employment, Labour and Social Affairs (ELS) (incl. Gender)

 


Horizontal projects & initiatives:
     
- New Approaches to Economic Challenges (NAEC)
      - Strategic Foresight (SF)
      - Inclusive Growth (IG)

 

Highlights of activities of the Office of the Secretary-General

Better Policies Series

Policy oriented and specific recommendations and timely advice on key issues at the centre of national debate.

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Coffees with the SG

An initiative to connect the Secretary-General, OECD Staff and Delegations to latest, cutting edge thinking. 

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Sherpa Unit

Coordinates OECD contribution in global fora, maximising the leverage of its work, standards and policy recommendations. 

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NAEC

Deepens OECD's understading of the complexity of policy challenges.

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Inclusive Growth

Increased awareness of the importance of inclusiveness for sustainable long term growth

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Strategic Foresight

Strengthens OECD's analysis by including anticipatory knowledge

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Sustainable Development

Enables key players to conduct discussion at a high and horizontal level

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OSG team

Gabriela Ramos
Chief of Staff and Sherpa

 

 

Juan Yermo
Deputy Chief of Staff 

 

 

Angel Alonso Arroba
Head of Management and Communications

 

Romina Boarini
Senior Advisor & Coordinator of the Inclusive Growth Initiative

Duncan Cass-Beggs
Head of Strategic Foresight Unit 



Amanda Gautherin
Head of Protocol and Resource Management



William Hynes
Acting Head, NAEC 

 



Rafal Kierzenkowski
Senior Advisor 

 

Mario Lopez-Roldan
Head of Speech Writing & Intelligence Unit



Colette Morris
Advisor 

 

Elsa Pilichowski
Counsellor

 

 

Nicolas Pinaud
Head of the Sherpa Office




Nejla Saula
Deputy Head of the Sherpa Office

 

Litsa Vavakis
Advisor