Ms. Carolyn Ervin
Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs
Carolyn H. Ervin is the OECD Director for Financial and Enterprise Affairs (DAF). Her Directorate helps governments to improve the domestic and global policies that affect business and markets. It works in the fields of anti corruption, corporate governance, competition law and policy, investment, financial markets, insurance, private pensions and private sector development. OECD member governments are the principal clients, but the Directorate and its committees also have extensive relations with non-OECD countries that wish to improve their economies and become more integrated in the global economy. The Directorate and its committees also engage in extensive consultations with business, labour, professional communities and civil society in order to enrich their work and build constituencies for it.
During over twenty years at the OECD, Carolyn Ervin has held posts in several areas. She was director of the secretary-general’s office from 2000 to 2005. As counselor in DAF in the 1990s she led the project to negotiate the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention and was a main drafter of the OECD Jobs Study. During the 1980s and 1990s she handled programme and budget issues in the secretary-general’s office, and helped to set up the Centre for Co-operation with the Economies in Transition.
Prior to joining the OECD Carolyn Ervin spent six years in the United States diplomatic service.
Carolyn Ervin is a U.S. citizen. She has a B.A. and an M.A. in Economics from Stanford University. She is married and has one daughter.
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