Office of the Secretary General

Nicolas Pinaud, OECD Sherpa to the G20 and the G7


Mr Nicolas Pinaud took up his functions as OECD Sherpa to the G20 and the G7 as of 1 July 2020.


In this capacity, Mr. Pinaud will be responsible for the contributions of the OECD to the G20, G7, APEC and other multilateral fora. He will provide strategic advice to the Secretary-General on G20, G7, APEC and other global governance issues, working closely with the Chief of Staff and the G20 Finance Deputy, and anticipate emerging global policy challenges, helping the Organisation to respond with cutting edge policy analysis and outputs relevant to the global discussion.


Prior to taking up this role, Mr Pinaud served as Head (2018) and Deputy Head (2015) of the Sherpa Office and Global Governance Unit providing strategic leadership and political insight with regard to the OECD contributions to the G20, G7, APEC and other multilateral fora. Mr Pinaud also worked as an Advisor to the Secretary-General from 2010, a role in which he not only advised the Secretary-General and the Chief of Staff and G20 Sherpa on strategically relevant issues, with specific emphasis on G20-related matters but also prepared their G20 missions and meetings.


Mr Pinaud started his career as a country-risk analyst at Société Générale Group before joining the OECD in 2002. From 2002 to 2007, he worked in the Development Centre on Issues of North–South and South-South macroeconomic interdependence; on the development of financial markets in emerging market economies; and was part of the team responsible for the yearly African Economic Outlook report. He was also instrumental in developing the OECD-sponsored Emerging Markets Network (EmNet). Between 2007 and 2010, Mr Pinaud was seconded to the private office of the French Minister for Employment before joining the Office of the Secretary-General in 2010.


Mr Pinaud is a French national. He graduated from the École Normale Supérieure d'Ulm (Paris). He holds a Masters’ degree in Development Economics, a Masters’ degree in Political Science and a Masters’ degree in History from the University of Paris-1-Sorbonne.





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