Luiz de Mello took up his functions as Deputy Chief of Staff of the Secretary-General of the OECD on 15 December 2011.
Previous to his current position, Mr. de Mello acted as Economic Counsellor to the Chief Economist of the OECD. In that role, he advised and supported the Chief Economist and contributed to the OECD involvement in the G20 process.
Mr. de Mello joined the Economics Department of the OECD in 2003, working initially in multilateral surveillance activities related to the OECD Economic Outlook. He then worked as Head of Desk responsible for bilateral surveillance activities with Brazil, Chile and subsequently Indonesia. In that position, he contributed to enhancing relations with partner countries, including through the publication of Economic Surveys and the first OECD Economic Assessment of Indonesia (list of publications).
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Prior to joining the OECD, Mr. de Mello worked in the Fiscal Affairs Department of the International Monetary Fund, where he was involved in different projects in the areas of public finances, as well as programme monitoring and country surveillance, with an emphasis on emerging-market and transition economies in Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe.
Mr. de Mello is a Portuguese and Brazilian national, and holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Kent, United Kingdom, where he started his career as a lecturer in 1993.