Ministerial Meeting 2010: Who's Who

 

Last updated on May 27, 2010

Chair and Vice-Chairs
OECD Member Countries
Non-members, observers and experts
OECD Secretariat


Chair and Vice-Chairs

Chair

  Italy
            The Rt. Hon. Silvio Berlusconi, Prime Minister
            Mr. Giulio Tremonti, Minister of Economy and Finance    
            Ambassador Antonio Armellini, Permanent Representative to the OECD


Vice-Chairs

  Australia
            The Hon. Simon Crean MP, Minister for Trade

  Norway
            Mr. Sigbjørn Johnsen, Minister of Finance        
            Mr. Ole Morten Geving, State Secretary, Ministry of Finance
            Mr. Erik Lahnstein, State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
           


 OECD Member Countries

  Australia (Vice-Chair)
            The Hon. Simon Crean MP, Minister for Trade

  Austria

            Ms. Christine Marek, State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Economy, Family and Youth
            Mr. Andreas Schieder, State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Finance

  Belgium
            Mr. Jean-Arthur Régibeau, Director-General for Policy, Ministry for Foreign Affairs           
            Ms. Liliane Bloem, Deputy Director-General, Federal Public Service, Foreign Affairs, External Trade, Development Co-operation
            Ambassador Chris Hoornaert, Permanent Representative to the OECD

  Canada
            Mr. Ted Menzies, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance

   Chili

            Mr. Alfredo Moreno, Minister of Foreign Affairs           
            Mr. Felipe Larrain, Minister of Finance

  Czech Republic
            Mr. Jan Kohout, Minister of Foreign Affairs                 Chile     
            Mr. Martin Tlapa, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Industry and Trade

  Denmark 
            Mr. Jakob Hald, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance

  Finland 

            Mr. Velipekka Nummikoski, Secretary of State, Ministry of Finance
            Ms. Riina Nevamäki, Secretary of State, Ministry of Economy and Employment

  France 
            Mr. Bernard Kouchner, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs
            Mr. Hervé Novelli, Minister of State for Trade, Craft Industry, SMEs and Tourism
            Ms. Anne-Marie Idrac, Minister of State for External Trade
            Ambassador Roger Karouchi, Permanent Representative to the OECD

  Germany   
            Mr. Jochen Homann, State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology

  Greece 
            Mr. George Papaconstantinou, Minister of Finance      

  Hungary
            Mr. István Varga, Executive Minister, Ministry for National Development and Economy

  Iceland
            Mr. Gylfi Magnússon, Minister of Economic Affairs

  Ireland
            Mr. Batt O'Keeffe, Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation           

  Italy (Chair)
            The Rt. Hon. Silvio Berlusconi, Prime Minister
            Mr. Giulio Tremonti, Minister of Economy and Finance    
            Ambassador Antonio Armellini, Permanent Representative to the OECD

  Japan
            Mr. Masayuki Naoshima, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
            Mr. Koichi Takemasa, State Secretary for Foreign Affairs
            Mr. Keisuke Tsumura, Parliamentary Secretary of Cabinet Office for Economic and Fiscal Policy 

  Korea
            Mr. Jong-Yong Yim, First Vice Minister, Ministry of Strategy and Finance
            Mr. Ho-Young Ahn, Deputy Minister for Trade, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

  Luxembourg
            Ambassador Georges Santer, Permanent Representative to the OECD

  Mexico
            Mr. Jose Antonio Meade, State Secretary of Revenue, Ministry of Finance and Public Credit
            Mr. Juan Carlos Romero-Hicks, Head of the National Council of Science and Technology          

  Netherlands
            Ambassador Edmond H. Wellenstein, Permanent Representative to the OECD 
            Mr. Bertholt Leeftink, Deputy Secretary-General, Ministry of Economic Affairs          
            Mr. Roderick van Schreven, Director-General for Foreign Economic Relations, Ministry of Economic Affairs

  New Zealand 
            The Hon. Tim Groser, Minister of Trade

  Norway (Vice-Chair)
            Mr. Sigbjørn Johnsen, Minister of Finance        
            Mr. Ole Morten Geving, State Secretary, Ministry of Finance
            Mr. Erik Lahnstein, State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

  Poland
            Mr. Jan Vincent-Rostowski, Minister of Finance
            Mr. Marcin Korolec, Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Economy
            Mr. Pawel Wojciechowski, Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

  Portugal
            Mr. José António Vieira da Silva, Minister for Economy, Innovation and Development         
            Mr. Pedro Lourtie, Secretary of State for European Affairs   

  Slovak Republic
            Mr. Ľuboš Halák, State Secretary, Ministry of Economy           
            Mr. Peter Kažimír, State Secretary, Ministry of Finance 
            Mrs. Emília Kršíková, State Secretary, Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family

  Spain 
            Ms. Elena Salgado, Second Vice-President and Minister of Economy and Financial Affairs
            Mr. Alfredo Bonet, General Secretary for Trade, Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade
            Mr. Juan Tomás Hernani, General Secretary for Innovation, Ministry of Science and Innovation
            Mr. Angel Torres, Secretary General of Economic Policy and International Economic Affairs, Ministry of Economy and Financial Affairs.

  Sweden 

            Mr. Gunnar Wieslander, State Secretary, Ministry for Trade
            Mr. Hans Lindberg, State Secretary, Ministry for Finance

  Switzerland 
            Ms. Doris Leuthard, President of the Confederation
            Mr. Jean-Daniel Gerber, State Secretary, Director of the Foreign Economic Affairs Directorate
  Turkey

             Mr. Ali Babacan, Deputy Prime Minister

  United Kingdom
            Mr. Mark Hoban MP, Financial Secretary, HM Treasury
            Ambassador Dominic Martin, Permanent Representative to the OECD 

  United States      
            Ms. Christina Romer, Chair, White House Council of Economic Affairs 
            Mr. Jacob Lew, Deputy Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State
            Ambassador Miriam Sapiro, Deputy U.S. Trade Representative

  European Commission     
            Mr. Karel de Gucht, Commissioner for Trade
            Mr. Olli Rehn, Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs         


Non-members, social partners and observers

Non-members

Estonia, Israel, the Russian Federation and Slovenia, the four candidate countries for Accession to the Organisation, as well as Brazil, India, Indonesia, the People's Republic of China and South Africa, the five candidates for Enhanced Engagement, are invited to attend all the sessions of the MCM.


The following non-member economies, which are observers to the Trade Committee, are invited to attend the session on the Multilateral Trading System:

  • Argentina
    Ambassador Alfredo Chiaradia, Secretary of State, Trade and International Economic Relations

  • Hong Kong, China
    Mr. Gregory K.L. SO, Undersecretary for Commerce and Economic Development

Observers

The following International Organisations have been invited as Observers:

  • Bank for International Settlements (BIS)
    Mr. Hervé Hannoun, Deputy General Manager

  • Council of Europe
    Ms. Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, Deputy Secretary-General

  • European Free Trade Association (EFTA)
    Mr. Kåre Bryn, Secretary-General

  • International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
    Mr. Kanayo F. Nwanze, President

  • International Labour Organisation (ILO)
    Mr. Jean-François Trogrlic, Director, ILO Office in France

  • International Monetary Fund (IMF)
    Mr. Emmanuel van der Mensbrugghe, Director, IMF Offices in Europe
    Mr. Pierre Ewenczyk, Senior Economist, IMF Offices in Europe

  • The World Bank
    Mr. Otaviano Canuto, Vice-President and Head of the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management (PREM) Newtork

  • World Trade Organization (WTO)
    Mr. Pascal Lamy, Director-General

Experts

BIAC and TUAC have been invited as Experts:

  • Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD (BIAC)
    Mr. Charles P. Heeter, Chairman
    Mr. Tadahiro Asami, Secretary-General

  • Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD (TUAC)
    Mr. Richard Trumka, President
    Mr. John Evans, General-Secretary
    Ms. Sharan Burrow, President, Australian Council of Trade Unions
    Mr. Ron Blackwell, Chief Economist, American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)

OECD Secretariat

  • Mr. Angel GURRÍA, Secretary-General
  • Mr. Aart de Geus, Deputy Secretary-General
  • Mr. Pier Carlo Padoan, Deputy Secretary-General and Chief Economist
  • Mr. Mario Amano, Deputy Secretary-General
  • Mr. Richard A. Boucher, Deputy Secretary-General
  • Mr. Nobuo Tanaka, Executive Director, International Energy Agency
  • Mr. Roger Harmel, Director, Council Secretariat