Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate
Since 1 July 2009, Mr. Rolf Alter is Director for Public Governance and Territorial Development of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris.
Previously, he served for three years as Chief of Staff of OECD Secretary-General, Mr. Angel Gurría.
Mr. Alter joined the OECD’s Economics Department in 1991. Subsequently he worked in the Directorate for Financial, Fiscal and Enterprise Affairs, where he was also a Programme Director for the Investment Compact of the Stability Pact for South East Europe. Between 1996 and 1998, Mr. Alter was an advisor to the Executive Director of the OECD, before being appointed Head of the Regulatory Reform Programme of OECD. In 2002 he became the Deputy Director for Public Governance and Territorial Development.
Prior to joining the OECD, Mr. Alter was an economist in the International Monetary Fund, in Washington D.C. He started his professional career in 1981 in the German Ministry of Economy in Bonn.
Mr. Alter holds a doctorate degree from the University of Goettingen, Germany, following post-graduate work in Germany and the United States.