Gabriela Ramos is the OECD Chief of Staff and Sherpa to the G20, and in this capacity supports the Secretary General’s leadership. She is responsible for the contributions of the OECD to the global agenda, including in the G20, G7, APEC and oversees the Global Relations Secretariat. She promoted the G20 Gender target, as well as the G20 Global Forum on Steel Excess Capacity, the G20 Climate and Growth analysis and the G7 Business for Inclusive Growth, among many other deliverables. She leads the Inclusive Growth Initiative and the New Approaches to Economic Challenges and oversees the Employment and Social Affairs work (including gender work).
Previously, she served as Head of the OECD Office in Mexico and Latin America, co-ordinating several reports on Mexico to advance the health and education reform in the country. She contributed to the implementation of the “Seguro Popular” to give access to health services to a large share of uncovered population, and helped establish the National Institute for Evaluation of Education. She developed the OECD’s Mexico Forum and edited and launched the “Getting it Right” flagship publication series.
Prior to joining the OECD, Ms Ramos held several positions in the Mexican Government, and launched a consultancy firm leading major environmental and social projects. She was also Professor of International Economy at the Universidad Iberoamericana and at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México. Ms Ramos holds an MA in Public Policy from Harvard University, and is a Fulbright and Ford MacArthur fellow. She was decorated with the Ordre du Merit by the President of France, François Hollande, in 2013. Her work to promote gender equality earned her the 2017 and 2018 Forbes Excellence award as well as being included, for two consecutive years (2018-2019), as part of Apolitico’s 100 most influential people on gender. She is member of the board of the Paris Peace Forum and the Advisory Board of UNICEF.