Kumi Kitamori

Deputy Director, Environment Directorate, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Kumi Kitamori is Deputy Director at the OECD Environment Directorate. She supports the Director in overseeing the work of the Environment Directorate, which provides relevant and timely information, analysis and advice to support governments in identifying and implementing the environmental policies needed to support a cleaner, more resource-efficient and low-carbon green growth path, in coordination with other directorates.
As Head of Green Growth & Global Relations Division, she overseed the mainstreaming of green growth in the work of various policy committees of the OECD and in member and partner countries. This included a dedicated programme that promotes green growth policies, finance and investment in the Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA) region. She worked in the OECD Environment Directorate on various issues including emissions trading and taxes, water pricing, climate change, biodiversity or health & environment.
Kumi holds BA and MSc in development and economics from New York University and London School of Economics.

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