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OECD appoints new Deputy Secretary-General


01/10/2015 – Doug Frantz has been appointed Deputy Secretary-General of the OECD. He will take up his functions on 1 November, 2015.

Welcoming the appointment, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría said, “Mr. Frantz brings to the OECD a very rich and extensive experience in government and communications, following a very distinguished career in both fields. He will support the Organisation’s mission to be more open and inclusive and will strengthen our ability to articulate our unique value. He will also advance our co-operation with all countries, and particularly with major emerging and key partner economies. I very much look forward to working with him and draw on his expertise so the OECD can continue promoting better policies for better lives.”

An American citizen, Frantz comes to the OECD from the U.S. State Department, where he was Assistant Secretary of State of Public Affairs. Before joining the State Department Frantz was a newspaper reporter and editor for more than 35 years, reporting from 40 countries and covering major conflicts including the first Gulf war and the Afghan war.


Frantz was national security editor of The Washington Post, managing editor of the Los Angeles Times, and investigations editor at The New York Times. He was Istanbul bureau chief for the New York Times and shared a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the aftermath of 9/11. He also is the author or co-author of 10 nonfiction books, ranging in topics from nuclear proliferation and international bank fraud to the Holocaust and new urban planning.

Doug Frantz, Deputy Secretary-General of the OECD

 Frantz previously worked for then-Senator John Kerry as deputy staff director and chief investigator of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He graduated from DePauw University with a B.A. and from Columbia University with an M.S.


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