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Japan : Half a century of OECD membership

Fumio KishidaIn our increasingly globalised world economy, we look to the OECD to encourage and facilitate adherence of the rising emerging economies to its guidelines, while playing a greater role in framing and inspiring debates at G20 and other international economic forums by drawing on its reservoir of expertise.

Read the article by Fumio Kishida, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Japan


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Forum Speakers Series

The OECD Forum Speakers Series offers a programme of discussions on key global issues and OECD work throughout the year.

Presentations are structured in a roundtable format, followed by a debate with invited participants.

See previous sessions:

Getting the measure of economic progress


The Geneva Consensus


Talking Trust

List of speakers for OECD Forum 2014

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  • Shai Agassi, Former CEO and Founder, Newrgy
  • Gustav Ahlsson, Deputy State Secretary, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Sweden
  • Laima Andrikiene, Member, European Parliament
  • Shabnam Anvar, Founding Member, Disco Soupe
  • Ana Marie Argilagos, Professor of International Development and Urban Planning, New York University, United States

  • Thorsten Bauer, Founder, URBANSCREEN GmbH
  • John Beard, Director, Ageing and Life Course Programme, World Health Organization
  • Daniela Bobeva, Deputy Prime Minister, Republic of Bulgaria 
  • Alenka Bratušek, Prime Minister, Republic of Slovenia 
  • John Hope Bryant, Founder, Chairman and CEO, Operation HOPE, United States
  • Jaap Buis, Public Affairs Manager, Randstad Holding nv
  • Maxim Bunin, Corporate Affairs Director, LUKOIL Belgium
  • Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
  • Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director, Oxfam International 

  • Roberto Carvalho de Azevêdo, Director-General, World Trade Organization
  • Chukwu-Emeka Chikezie, Director, Up!-Africa Limited
  • John Christensen, Founder, Tax Justice Network
  • Philip Coggan, Buttonwood Columnist and capital markets Editor, The Economist; Author, The Last Vote
  • Alan Cohn, Assistant Secretary for Strategy, Planning, Analysis & Risk, United States Department of Homeland Security
  • Paul Collier, Director, Centre for the Study of African Economies, Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Reinhard Cordes, CEO and Owner, ONLYGLASS
  • Tim Costello, CEO, World Vision Australia; Leader, C20 process, G20 Australian Presidency
  • Tyler Cowen, Holbert C. Harris Chair of Economics, George Mason University, United States; Author, Average Is Over
  • Karl Cox, Vice-President, Public Policy and Corporate Affairs, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Oracle France
  • Diane Coyle, Visiting Research Fellow, Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, Oxford University, United Kingdom
  • Olivier Crouzet, Director of Studies, Ecole 42, France

  • Alun Davies, Minister for Natural Resources and Food, Welsh Government, United Kingdom
  • Guillermo de la Dehesa, Chairman, Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)
  • Xavier de Souza Briggs, Vice President of Economic Opportunity and Assets, Ford Foundation
  • Marie-Laure Djelic, Professor, Management Department; Associate Dean, PhD Program, ESSEC Business School, France
  • Shawn Donnan, World Trade Editor, Financial Times (Trade session)
  • Clotilde Dusoulier, Chef & Author

  • Neveen El Tahri, Chairperson and Managing Director, Delta Shield for Investment
  • John Evans, General Secretary, TUAC

  • Yves Flückiger, Vice Rector, University of Geneva, Switzerland

  • Michel Gardel, Vice President, Communications, External & Environmental Affairs, Toyota Motor Europe NV/SA
  • Enrico Giovannini, former Minister of Labour and Social Policies; Professor, Economics and Finance, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Italy
  • Burkhard Gnärig, Executive Director, International Civil Society Center
  • Shea Gopaul, Executive Director, Global Apprenticeship Network 
  • Randa Grob-Zakhary, CEO, LEGO Foundation 
  • Tim Groser, Minister of Trade, Minister for Climate Change Issues and Associate Minister Foreign Affairs, New Zealand
  • Angel Gurría, Secretary-General, OECD

  • Kamel Haddar, CEO, Origin Partners; Entrepreneur and Co-Founder, Atlas
  • Yuko Harayama, Executive Member, Council for Science and Technology Policy, Cabinet Office, Japan
  • Colm Harmon, Head, School of Economics, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, The University of Sydney, Australia
  • John Hearn, Executive Director, The Worldwide Universities Network
  • Anthony Hobley, CEO, Carbon Tracker Initiative
  • Margaret Hodge, Chair, Public Accounts Committee, House of Commons, United Kingdom
  • Peter Hustinx, European Data Protection Supervisor

  • Faisal Islam, Economics Editor, Channel 4

  • Thomas Jelley, Director, Sodexo Institute for Quality of Life
  • Philip J. Jennings, General Secretary, UNI Global Union
  • Jens-Henrik Jeppesen, Representative and Director for European Affairs, Center for Democracy and Technology
  • Robert Johnson, Executive Director, Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET)
  • Peter Jungen, Chairman, Peter Jungen Holding GmbH

  • Shunichi Kajisa, President, Microsoft Development Co., Ltd.; Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft Japan Co., Ltd
  • Marie-Louise Knuppert, Vice President, TUAC; Elected Confederal Secretary, Danish Confederation of Trade Unions (LO-DK)
  • Nobuaki Koga, President, Japanese Trade Union Confederation (RENGO)
  • Masa Kogure, CEO & Founder, Table for Two 
  • Drago Kos, Chairman, OECD Working Group on Bribery 
  • Monika Kosińska, Secretary-General, European Public Health Alliance (EPHA)
  • Mateja Kožuh Novak, President, Slovenian Federation of Pensioners' Organizations (ZDUS)
  • Ulf Kristersson, Minister for Social Security, Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, Sweden
  • Hiroko Kuniya, Anchor, NHK

  • Patricia Lahy-Engel, Director, TheHive Startup Accelerator, Gvahim, Israel
  • Pascal Lamy, former Director-General, World Trade Organization; Chairman, Oxford Martin Commission for Future Generations; Author, The Geneva Consensus, Making Trade Work for All 
  • Michel Landel, CEO and Member of the Board of Directors, President of Executive Committee, Sodexo

  • Niku Määttänen, Research supervisor, Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (ETLA)
  • Eva Majewski, Chairwoman, European Democrat Students
  • Shiv Malik, Journalist and Author, The Guardian
  • Frédéric Massé, Vice-President, EMEA Government Relations, SAP
  • Vladimir Mau, Rector, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration
  • Frédéric Mazzella, CEO, BlaBlaCar 
  • Mariana Mazzucato, R.M.Phillips Professor in Economics of Innovation, University of Sussex (SPRU); Visiting Professor in Economics of Innovation, Open University, United Kingdom
  • Alan McLean, Member, Taxation and Fiscal Policy Committee, BIAC
  • Le Luong Minh, Secretary-General, ASEAN 
  • Anka Mulder, Vice-President for Education & Operations, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands 
  • Omar Munie, Dutch-Somalian Designer

  • Tadayuki Nagashima, Executive Vice-President, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
  • Kumi Naidoo, Executive Director, Greenpeace International
  • Chandran Nair, Founder and Chief Executive, Global Institute For Tomorrow (GIFT)
  • Jan Niessen, Director, Migration Policy Group
  • Herman Nijns, CEO, Randstad Belgium
  • David Nordfors, President, The International Institute of Innovation Journalism and Communication; Chief Organizer, I4J Summit

  • Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Minister of Finance, Nigeria
  • Phil O'Reilly, Chair, BIAC; Chief Executive Officer, BusinessNZ
  • Kohei Oyama, Student, Tohoku School, Japan 

  • Anne-Sophie Parent, Secretary General, AGE
  • Sukhumbhand Paripatra, Governor, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Young-bum Park, President, Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training (KRIVET)
  • Giuseppe Porcaro, Secretary General, European Youth Forum


  • Navi Radjou, Fellow, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • April Rinne, Chief Strategy Officer, Collaborative Lab
  • Charles Rivkin, Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs, United States
  • Peter M. Robinson, President and CEO, United States Council for International Business (USCIB)
  • Helga Rohra, Chair, European Working Group of People with Dementia
  • Kostas Rossoglou, Senior Legal Officer, BEUC

  • Jean-Jacques Sahel, Vice President of Stakeholder Engagement for Europe, ICANN
  • Katsutoshi Saito, Chairman, Dai-ichi Life; Vice-Chair, BIAC 
  • William H. Saito, Special Advisor, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan
  • Philippe Sajhau, Vice-President, "Smarter Cities", IBM France
  • Steve Sargent, PrFesident and CEO, GE Australia & New Zealand; Chair, B20 Human Capital Task Force
  • Jacques Séguéla, Vice-President, Havas
  • Tania Singer, Director of the Department of Social Neuroscience, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany
  • Dennis Snower, President, Kiel Institute for the World Economy 
  • Sarah Spiekermann, Professor for Information Systems; Chair, Institute for Management Information Systems, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
  • Bill Spriggs, Chief Economist, AFL-CIO
  • Dale J. Stephens, Founder UnCollege; Author, Hacking Your Education 
  • Bruce Stokes, Director, Global Economic Attitudes, Pew Research Center
  • Bruno Strigini, President Europe and Canada, MSD (Merck & Co., Inc)
  • Arun Sundararajan, Professor, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University, United States

  • Yoichi Takita, Senior Staff Writer, Nikkei
  • Cristina Terra, Professor, School of Economics, FGV Foundation, Brazil
  • Axel Threlfall, Lead Anchor, Reuters 
  • Richard Trumka, President, TUAC; President, AFL-CIO 
  • Yoko Tsurimaki, Student, Tohoku School, Japan
  • Claire Turner, Head, Ageing Society, Joseph Rowntree Foundation
  • Lorraine K. Tyler, Head, Centre for Speech, Language and the Brain; Head, Cambridge Centre for Ageing and Neuroscience, United Kingdom 

  • Yukako Uchinaga, President, Japan Women’s Innovative Network (J-Win)

  • Pastora Valero, Director, EU Public Policy, Cisco; Chair, Digital Economy Committee, AmCham EU 
  • Rob van Gijzel, Mayor, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • Monique Villa, Journalist; CEO, Thomson Reuters Foundation

  • Margareta Wahlström, United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Thiébaut Weber, Confederal Secretary, CFDT, France
  • Debra Whitman, Executive Vice-President, Policy, Strategy and International Affairs, AARP
  • David Willetts, Minister of State for Universities and Science, United Kingdom

  • Shinya Yamanaka, Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine; Professor & Director, Center for iPS Cell Research and Application, Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences, Kyoto University, Japan

  • Fabian Zuleeg, Chief Executive, European Policy Centre