Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Local Development
Sergio Arzeni is the Director of the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) and Local Development.
The Centre oversees the work of the Local Economic and Employment Development programme (LEED), the Working Party on SMEs and Entrepreneurship, the Tourism Committee, and the OECD LEED Trento Centre for Local Development (Italy).
Mr. Arzeni has worked at the OECD for over 20 years. Prior to joining the OECD, Mr. Arzeni served as an economist for the Italian Parliament, the Italian Trade Unions and the European Commission. As an economic journalist he has contributed to several Italian and international newspapers.
He holds a First Class Honours Degree in Political Science from the University of Rome and specialised in Industrial Economics at the International University Institute of Luxembourg and in International Economic Relations at the Brookings Institution in Washington D.C., USA. He speaks French, Spanish, English, German and Italian.
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