Head, Social Policy Division, Directorate of Employment, Labour and Social Affairs
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Two Masters' degrees in Economics and Political Science and a Doctorate in Economic Policy, University of Munich. Leading international expert in pension system analysis and pension reform. Formerly with: daily newspapers and broadcasting in Germany as a journalist; German ifo institute for economic research, Munich; The World Bank, Washington DC, as Member, Pensions and Insurance Group, Financial Sector Development Department, working and travelling extensively to countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe to consult governments on pension and insurance matters. Since 1999, with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), working with governments in OECD countries, advising them on pension system design and pension reform strategies; 2007-08, Adviser to the OECD Secretary-General; currently, Head of Social Policy.