Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs

Pierre Poret, Deputy Director for Financial and Enterprise Affairs


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Pierre Poret was Deputy Director of the Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs of the OECD from June 2014 to September 2018, and was Acting Director from October 2016 to November 2017. He contributed guidance, strategy and support for the Directorate’s policy and standard-setting work in the fields of anti corruption, corporate governance, competitionfinancial marketsinternational investment, insurance, private pensions and the Directorate's contributions to OECD's horizontal projects. Mr. Poret, a French national, was also the Directorate’s Coordinator for OECD Accession.

Mr. Poret was appointed Counsellor of the Director in the Directorate in 2011. From 2001 to 2010, he was Head of the Investment Division where he managed a team of 30 policy analysts, responsible for advising governments on international investment policies, corporate responsibility, international investment agreements and investment statistics standards.

From 1998 to 2001 Mr. Poret held several positions at the OECD including Deputy Head of the Secretary-General's Office. In 1986 he joined the OECD as an Economist in the Economics Department, becoming a Senior Economist in the Directorate for Financial, Fiscal and Enterprise Affairs in 1991. In this role he was in charge of the accession of new members to OECD legal investment instruments and of the financial aspects of the 1995-98 Multilateral Agreement on Investment hosted at the OECD.

After graduating with a Doctorate in Business Management from Paris IX - University in 1982 and obtaining an “Agrégation” in Social Sciences in 1983, Mr. Poret worked as a macroeconomist at the French Ministry of Finance (1983–1986).

Mr. Poret has published on many subjects, including capital flow management, financial services, international agreements, private-sector productivity, economies in transition, wage and price modelling, economies’ resilience.


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