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Who's Who in Budgeting and Public Expenditures

 

 

The Secretariat for the OECD Working Party of Senior Budget Officials is provided by the Budgeting and Public Expenditures Division (BUD) of the Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate (GOV). Contact us at sbo.news@oecd.org.

 

 

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Jón Blondal is Head of Division and Editor-in-Chief of the OECD Journal on Budgeting. A citizen of Iceland, Jón held a number of posts in the Icelandic Ministry of Finance and the Office of the Prime Minister prior to joining the OECD in 1995. Jón received his degree from George Washington University. Jón is the recipient of the Award for Lifetime Professional Achievement from the American Society for Public Administration and the Association for Budgeting and Financial Management.  He is the Co-chair of the Public Interest Committee, the oversight body for the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB).

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Andrew Blazey is the Deputy Head of Division. His responsibilities at the OECD are across the division with a specific emphasis on infrastructure investment, public-private partnerships, budget performance and a recent initiative on green budgeting. Prior to this role, Andrew was the budget director at the New Zealand Treasury and has managed reforms in investment and infrastructure management, state owned enterprises, performance initiatives in the public sector and most recently the development of a wellbeing budget. Andrew has also worked at the International Monetary Fund and in the private sector. He completed his MBA at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and is a New Zealand citizen. 


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Bonifacio Agapin is a Filipino and US national from Los Angeles, California and is the division's Publications and Communications Co-ordinator. Bonifacio works very closely with the Editor-in-Chief on the production and publication of the OECD's Journal on Budgeting. Bonifacio completed a BA in International Relations at UCLA and an MA Programme in Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Paris.

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Indre Bambalaite is a Lithuanian national and holds a Master degree in Economics and Public policy from Sciences Po Paris. Prior to joining the OECD's Budgeting and Public Expenditures Division and working on the Machinery of Government, Indre worked in the OECD's Economics department on municipal investment financing and occupational licensing issues. 

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Thomas Brändle, a German national, is a senior policy analyst. He leads the Division’s work on the Joint Senior Health and Budget Officials Network on Healthcare Systems. Prior to joining the OECD in 2019, he worked in the Economic Analysis and Policy Advice Division at the Swiss Federal Department of Finance for 6 years. His areas of expertise include fiscal sustainability, fiscal federalism, macroeconomic issues and structural policies. He contributed to reform proposals on cost containment in health care and reinforcing green taxes. Thomas also served as national expert at the European Commission, DG ECFIN, where he worked on fiscal rules and fiscal councils. He was visiting researcher at the Department of Economics at Bocconi University, Milano and University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona. He holds a PhD from the University of Basel.

Scott Cameron

Scott Cameron, a Canadian national, worked in budget forecasting and tax policy for governments in the UK and Canada before spending most of his career with Canada's Parliamentary Budget Officer. Prior to joining the OECD, he was involved with Sweden and European Union partnerships for strengthening fiscal transparency and accountability in Southeast Asia. He has a Masters degree in Economics from the University of Edinburgh.

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Laura Córdoba Reyes, a Colombian national, is a junior policy analyst in the OECD Budgeting and Public Expenditure division. She holds a Masters degree in Public Administration from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Prior to joining the OECD, Laura spent 5 years working at the Colombian government, including as an adviser to the Director General of the Administrative Department of Public Function where she worked on public efficiency, transparency and integrity issues.

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Sean Dougherty, a US national, manages the Network on Fiscal Relations Across Levels of Government (jointly with the Governance Directorate, the Economics Department and Centre for Tax Policy and Administration) at the OECD. Sean has advised numerous emerging market and advanced economies, with a particular focus on inclusive growth and productivity issues. He holds a PhD from the Paris School of Economics, an MA from the University of Pennsylvania, and a BS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Flavia Giannini, an Italian national, holds a Master degree in ‘European Affairs - Economics and Public Policy’ from SciencesPo Paris. She joined the OECD in January 2020, first as an intern working on financial management projects and the division’s analytical studies, including fiscal risks. She then became a junior policy analyst working on evaluation, performance and results. Before coming to France, she obtained a Bachelor degree in ‘Politics, Philosophy and Economics’ in Italy. During university, she participated to several projects concerning international organisations and EU institutions.

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Javier Gonzalez, a Spanish national, is the division's Events Co-ordinator. Javier is involved in the outreach work of the Division with the Senior Budget Officials networks, website management and social media. Javier holds an MBA from CECO (Madrid) and a BBA from the University of Salamanca. Prior to joining the OECD Javier has worked as a Foreign Trade Consultant and as a Communications Officer in different embassies and private sector companies. 

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Stephane Jacobzone is a senior advisor for the Spend Better Project. Prior to this role, Stephane was head of unit for Evidence Monitoring and Evaluation, and deputy head of division for the Reform of the Public Sector, with responsibility for coordination of the Public Governance Committee, as well as activities related to risk governance and management. He has had postings in the areas of regulatory reform as well as health, aging and social affairs at the OECD. Stephane has worked on public finance and economics issues at the French Ministry of Finance and the National Institute for Economics and Statistics (INSEE). He has had an affiliation with the US National Bureau for Economic Research, and has been member of the board of the International Risk Governance Council at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale in Lausanne, Switzerland. Stephane is a former alumni of the Ecole Polytechnique and ENSAE (National Academy for Economics and Statistics), and is a French citizen.

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Anne Keller, a German national, holds a Masters degree in Public Policy and Management from the University of Konstanz, Germany. Prior to joining the OECD's Budgeting and Public Expenditures Division, Anne worked in the Central Management Unit of the OECD’s Development Co-operation Directorate, the OECD’s Programme, Budget and Financial Management Service, UNESCO’s Bureau of Financial Management and at Mazars.  

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Axel Mathot, a Belgian national, is a senior policy analyst and leads the division's Performance and Results network. Prior to joining the OECD, Axel worked first as a strategic advisor to the Flemish government on budget matters then as director of the budget team in Flanders for 5 years. In that capacity he contributed to the introduction of the performance budgeting in Flanders and he helped, in close consultation with Parliament and Supreme Audit Office, to increase the transparency of the budget. Axel holds a Masters degree in Law from the University of Leuven. 

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Delphine Moretti, a French national is a senior policy analyst in the OECD Budgeting and Public Expenditure division. She leads the division’s work on financial management and reporting and in the Middle East and North African countries. Prior to joining the OECD, Delphine served in the International Monetary Fund (IMF), within the Fiscal Affairs Department, where she assisted several countries in introducing a range of budgetary reforms, with the aim of improving the efficiency of public financial management, and governments’ accountability and transparency. She also worked for the French administration, at the ministry of Budget and Supreme Audit Institution (Cour des comptes). She holds a Masters degree from Sciences Po Paris and the University of Aix-Marseille (France).

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Scherie Nicol, a British national has a Masters degree in Applied Economics and started her career as an economist for the economic development agency for the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.  She moved to the Scottish Parliament in 2008, providing research support to the elected members in areas relating to public finance and the economy.  In this role she has helped set up the Financial Scrutiny Unit and worked on the devolution of increased fiscal powers to Scotland.

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Lyora Raab, a German national, is the division's budget and office co-ordinator. One of her major responsibilities is the outreach work of the division, especially the Senior Budget Officials Network of Central, Eastern and South Eastern European CountriesSenior Budget Officials Network of Central, Eastern and South Eastern European Countries. Lyora holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in international business from the American University of Paris. Before joining the OECD in 2001, she worked for the International Herald Tribune where she was responsible for the international funds page.

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Seokhee Lee, a Korean national, prior to joining the OECD he worked as the director of the pension and welfare division in the Ministry of Personnel Management of Korea. He had been in charge of human resource management policies of the Korean government such as recruitment, human resource development, remuneration, welfare and pension. He completed a Master’s course in Public Administration at the Seoul National University in Korea and researched international public policy issues as a visiting scholar at the University of Kentucky in the USA.

 

Alexandre Leroy, a French national, is a junior policy analyst in the OECD’s Public Management and Budgeting division, working on fiscal risks, fiscal reporting and on Middle Eastern and North African countries. Prior to joining the division, he worked in the OECD’s Centre for Tax Policy and Administration and in the European Commission’s DG ECFIN. Alexandre is a graduate of McGill University and of the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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Dónal Mulligan is an Irish national and focusses on capacity-building, workforce development and leadership in the public sector. His main research interests include talent management, recruitment systems, and learning & development. Before joining PMB, he was an analyst in the OECD’s Talent Management and Analytics Group. He has worked for the Irish government in two capacities; from 2010-2012 as a UK market advisor with the Irish export development agency (Enterprise Ireland), and from 2014-2016 as Attaché at the Permanent Delegation of Ireland to the OECD. Dónal has an MA in International Relations from the College of Europe, Bruges. 

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Claire Salama is a policy analyst in the public management and budgeting division, focused on performance monitoring and evaluation. Prior to joining the OECD in 2018, she worked in a strategy and management consulting firm where she specialised in issues related to transformation of the public sector. A franco-american national, Claire holds an MA from Sciences Po Paris (France) and a BA from Johns Hopkins University (USA). 

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Alfrun Tryggvadottir, is an Icelandic national and holds a Masters degree in financial economics from Copenhagen Business School. Prior to joining the OECD she worked as the deputy budget director at the Ministry of Finance in Iceland where she worked on implementing extensive budget reforms that entered into force in Iceland in 2016 - including a medium-term framework and strengthening performance budgeting - as well as implementing spending reviews in Iceland. 

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Camila Vammalle is leading the division's work on the fiscal sustainability of health systems (jointly with the OECD Health Division), as well as the LAC Senior Budget Officials Network (in partnership with the IDB). Before joining the division in 2013, Camila worked at the Regional Development Division, where she specialised in the sustainability of sub-national government finances, contributing to the OECD Network on Fiscal Relations across Levels of Government. Camila is a French/Argentinean/Israeli citizen. She holds a  bachelor degree in Economics from the Universidad de San Andrés (Buenos Aires, Argentina) and a PhD in Economics from Sciences Po (Paris, France). Camila has also taught Public Policy and Social Policies at the School of Government of Dubai (MBRSG), participated in setting up the transfer pricing department at Deloitte and Touche Buenos Aires, and worked in the organisation of the Latin American Biarritz Film Festival.

 picture françois François Villeneuve, a French national, is a junior policy analyst working on public employment and management-related issues. He holds a Bachelor in Business Administration from ESSEC Business School - which included academic exchanges at PUC Rio, Brazil and IE Business School, Spain - and a master’s in International Public Management from Sciences Po Paris. His work at the OECD has been focusing on the Future of Work in the Public Service, collecting and analysing primary data, as well as assisting the division on various public employment and management projects.
 

Lisa von Trapp, a US national, leads the Division’s work on the role of parliaments and independent fiscal institutions. Previously she also managed the Division’s work on Performance and Results and regional work in the Middle East and North Africa and Eastern Europe. Prior to joining the OECD, she served as an advisor and representative to Europe for the World Bank's Parliamentary Strengthening Programme. As a parliamentary development practitioner, Lisa has worked on governance issues with organisations such as UNDP, SIDA, and Parliamentarians for Global Action. She holds a dual Master's degree in international security policy from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (Phillip E. Mosely fellow) and in political science from the Institut d'études politiques (“Sciences Po”).

 

 

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