Ms Silvia da Rin Pagnetto, Director of Council and Executive Committee Secretariat



Ms Silvia da Rin Pagnetto is the Director of Council and Executive Committee Secretariat (SGE/CES) since 1 October 2020.

She joined the OECD in 2018 as Advisor to the Secretary-General, and was named Head of the Management Unit in the Office of the Secretary General (OSG) in August 2019. In these positions, she supported the OECD Chief of Staff and Sherpa, and the Deputy Chief of Staff, on the coordination of the Secretary-General’s agenda. She also advised on specific portfolios including the relationship with Latin America, the Development Cluster and the preparation of strategic documents, briefing and speeches. 

In her current capacity, Ms da Rin Pagnetto advises and supports Members and the Secretary-General on the operational aspects of Council, Executive Committee and related meetings, including the Ministerial Council Meeting (MCM) and Global Strategy Group (GSG), and works closely with the Chair and Bureau of these bodies. She also liaises with the legal directorate and other teams supporting the OECD's standing committees to ensure the timely organisation of the meetings of the Council and the Executive Committee. As Director, she maintains close relations and support Permanent Delegations in their different requirements and needs.

Ms da Rin Pagnetto has previously held senior positions at the United Nations, with posts both in the field and in Headquarters of different UN Agencies, including as Chief of the Executive Board and External Relations at United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). Previously, Ms da Rin Pagnetto spent two years as Senior Advisor to the President of Uruguay, Mr. José Mujica. She also worked for United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for eight years, as Advisor to the Resident Coordinator, and as an Intergovernmental Affairs Specialist in the Bureau of External Relations and Advocacy. Prior to this, she was Academic Director of the Department of International Affairs at Sciences Po (Paris) as well as the Executive Director of the Chair on Middle Eastern Studies. Earlier in her career, Silvia also worked for UNESCO as the Special Assistant to the Assistant Director General for Social and Human Sciences and for the Inter-American Development Bank as a Policy Advisor to the Special Representative in Europe.

A dual Italian and Uruguayan national, Ms da Rin Pagnetto holds a Master's Degree in International Relations from Sciences Po (Paris, France) and a Master's degree in Economy and Law from Sorbonne University (Paris, France). She also holds a postgraduate certificate in microfinance from the Harvard Institute of International Development (HIID).


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