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Who's Who in Budgeting and Public Expenditures

 

 

The Secretariat for the OECD Working Party of Senior Budget Officials is provided by the Budgeting and Public Expenditures Division (BUD) of the Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate (GOV). Contact us at sbo.news@oecd.org.

 

 

Jon Blondal photo 2017

Jón R. Blöndal is Head of Division and Editor-in-Chief of the OECD Journal on Budgeting. A citizen of Iceland, Jón held a number of posts in the Icelandic Ministry of Finance and the Office of the Prime Minister prior to joining the OECD in 1995. Jón received his degree from George Washington University. Jón is also a member (observer) of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board.

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Andrew Blazey is the Deputy Head of Division. His responsibilities at the OECD are across the division with a specific emphasis on infrastructure investment, public-private partnerships, budget performance and a recent initiative on green budgeting. Prior to this role, Andrew was the budget director at the New Zealand Treasury and has managed reforms in investment and infrastructure management, state owned enterprises, performance initiatives in the public sector and most recently the development of a wellbeing budget. Andrew has also worked at the International Monetary Fund and in the private sector. He completed his MBA at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and is a New Zealand citizen. 


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Bonifacio Agapin is a Filipino and US national from Los Angeles, California and is the division's Publications and Communications Co-ordinator. Bonifacio works very closely with the Editor-in-Chief on the production and publication of the OECD's Journal on Budgeting. Bonifacio completed a BA in International Relations at UCLA and an MA Programme in Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Paris.

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Thomas Brändle, a German national, is a senior policy analyst. He leads the Division’s work on the Joint Senior Health and Budget Officials Network on Healthcare Systems. Prior to joining the OECD in 2019, he worked in the Economic Analysis and Policy Advice Division at the Swiss Federal Department of Finance for 6 years. His areas of expertise include fiscal sustainability, fiscal federalism, macroeconomic issues and structural policies. He contributed to reform proposals on cost containment in health care and reinforcing green taxes. Thomas also served as national expert at the European Commission, DG ECFIN, where he worked on fiscal rules and fiscal councils. He was visiting researcher at the Department of Economics at Bocconi University, Milano and University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona. He holds a PhD from the University of Basel.

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Sean Dougherty, a US national, manages the Network on Fiscal Relations Across Levels of Government (jointly with the Governance Directorate, the Economics Department and Centre for Tax Policy and Administration) at the OECD. Sean has advised numerous emerging market and advanced economies, with a particular focus on inclusive growth and productivity issues. He holds a PhD from the Paris School of Economics, an MA from the University of Pennsylvania, and a BS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

 Javier Gonzalez photo

Javier Gonzalez, a Spanish national, is the division's Events Co-ordinator. Javier is involved in the outreach work of the Division with the Senior Budget Officials networks. Javier holds an MBA from CECO (Madrid) and a BBA from the University of Salamanca. Prior to joining the OECD Javier has worked as a Foreign Trade Consultant and Assistant at the Spanish Embassy in London and the Australian Embassy in Paris.

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Juliane Jansen, a German national, holds an MSc in Agricultural Economics from the University of Copenhagen and a B.Sc in International Economics from the University of Tuebingen, Germany. Before joining GOV, Juliane worked in the OECD's Trade and Agriculture Directorate's Development Division where she worked on the Costa Rican Agriculture Review, in particular on the policy context for agriculture. Other projects she was involved in included the review of adaptation to climate change and water in China. She has also conducted research at the German Institute of Global and Area Studies in Hamburg, the Institute for Applied Economic Research in Tuebingen and  the Hanns-Seidel Foundation in Buenos Aires. Juliane works on governance of infrastructure issues, capital budgeting and related topics and Green Budgeting. 

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Anne Keller, a German national, holds a Masters degree in Public Policy and Management from the University of Konstanz, Germany. Prior to joining the OECD's Budgeting and Public Expenditures Division, Anne worked in the Central Management Unit of the OECD’s Development Co-operation Directorate, the OECD’s Programme, Budget and Financial Management Service, UNESCO’s Bureau of Financial Management and at Mazars.  

 Axel Mathot photo

Axel Mathot, a Belgian national, is a senior policy analyst and leads the division's Performance and Results network. Prior to joining the OECD, Axel worked first as a strategic advisor to the Flemish government on budget matters then as director of the budget team in Flanders for 5 years. In that capacity he contributed to the introduction of the performance budgeting in Flanders and he helped, in close consultation with Parliament and Supreme Audit Office, to increase the transparency of the budget. Axel holds a Masters degree in Law from the University of Leuven. 

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Delphine Moretti, a French national is a senior policy analyst in the OECD Budgeting and Public Expenditure division. She leads the division’s work on financial management and reporting and in the Middle East and North African countries. Prior to joining the OECD, Delphine served in the International Monetary Fund (IMF), within the Fiscal Affairs Department, where she assisted several countries in introducing a range of budgetary reforms, with the aim of improving the efficiency of public financial management, and governments’ accountability and transparency. She also worked for the French administration, at the ministry of Budget and Supreme Audit Institution (Cour des comptes). She holds a Masters degree from Sciences Po Paris and the University of Aix-Marseille (France).

Scherie 2015

Scherie Nicol, a British national has a Masters degree in Applied Economics and started her career as an economist for the economic development agency for the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.  She moved to the Scottish Parliament in 2008, providing research support to the elected members in areas relating to public finance and the economy.  In this role she has helped set up the Financial Scrutiny Unit and worked on the devolution of increased fiscal powers to Scotland.

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Jungmin Park, a Korean national, holds a Master’s degree in Social Policy from the University of Birmingham, UK. Prior to joining the OECD she worked as the deputy director of the budget office in the Ministry of Economy and Finance of Korea. She worked on fiscal policies and budget reforms and participated in the annual budget procedure though collaboration with line ministries and the Parliament. She also contributed to the creation of the mid-term budgetary framework as well as establishing a long-term national strategy with a budget plan. 

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Lyora Raab, a German national, is the division's budget and office co-ordinator. One of her major responsibilities is the outreach work of the division, especially the Senior Budget Officials Network of Central, Eastern and South Eastern European CountriesSenior Budget Officials Network of Central, Eastern and South Eastern European Countries. Lyora holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in international business from the American University of Paris. Before joining the OECD in 2001, she worked for the International Herald Tribune where she was responsible for the international funds page.

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Ana María Ruiz Rivadeneira, a Colombian and US national, leads the division’s work on Infrastructure Governance and Public Private Partnerships and is responsible for the Latin-American and the Caribbean Senior Budget Officials Network. Ana María is a trained lawyer and worked with the Colombian Administration in the fields of public-private partnerships, infrastructure and public transportation. She earned a Master in Public Administration degree from Science Po and The London School of Economics. Before joining BUD, Ana María was a capstone consultant for the Boston Consulting Group.

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Alfrun Tryggvadottir, is an Icelandic national and holds a Masters degree in financial economics from Copenhagen Business School. Prior to joining the OECD she worked as the deputy budget director at the Ministry of Finance in Iceland where she worked on implementing extensive budget reforms that entered into force in Iceland in 2016 - including a medium-term framework and strengthening performance budgeting - as well as implementing spending reviews in Iceland. 

Lisa von Trapp, a US national, leads the Division’s work on the role of parliaments and independent fiscal institutions. Previously she also managed the Division’s work on Performance and Results and regional work in the Middle East and North Africa and Eastern Europe. Prior to joining the OECD, she served as an advisor and representative to Europe for the World Bank's Parliamentary Strengthening Programme. As a parliamentary development practitioner, Lisa has worked on governance issues with organisations such as UNDP, SIDA, and Parliamentarians for Global Action. She holds a dual Master's degree in international security policy from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (Phillip E. Mosely fellow) and in political science from the Institut d'études politiques (“Sciences Po”).

 

 

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