Director, Public Governance and Territorial Development
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Postgraduate studies, Germany and US; Doctorate, University of Goettingen, Germany. 1981, with the General Economic Policy Department, Ministry of Economy, Bonn; 1987, Economist, Research Department, then 1989, African Department, International Monetary Fund, Washington DC. With OECD: 1991, Transition Economies Division, Economics Department; Senior Economist; Counsellor, Directorate of Financial, Fiscal and Enterprise Affairs; 1996-98, Adviser to the OECD Executive Director; 2001, Head, Regulatory Reform Programme; 2002, Deputy Director, Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate; 2006-09, Chief of Staff to the OECD Secretary-General; since 2009, current position.