OECD appoints new deputy secretary-general
Paris, August 22, 2013
The Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has appointed William C Danvers as its deputy secretary-general.
Danvers will take up his functions early in September and will oversee the accession processes of candidate countries, besides focusing on the organisation’s regional initiatives in South East Asia, the Mena region, Latin America and Africa, said a statement.
He will also further develop OECD’s work on investment, competition and the fight against corruption; on innovation; science and technology; corporate affairs, and private sector development; and follow the standard setting activities linked to these themes, it said.
Secretary-general Angel Gurría said: “Danvers’ extensive political and policy experience will stand him in good stead as he supports the organisation’s mission to be more open and inclusive, and help strengthen the relevance and impact of its work."
"He will also advance our co-operation with all countries, including major emerging and key partner economies,” Gurría added.
Danvers joins OECD from his post as deputy chief of staff for the US Secretary of State. He has also served as the staff director of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee after serving in the Obama Administration from 2009 to 2011, held posts at the National Security Council and National Security Affair during the Clinton Administration and was head of the OECD Centre in Washington in the late 1990s, said the statement.
He is also an adjunct professor at the Elliot School at George Washington University and has written a number of articles on national security issues, it said.
OECD is the global economic policy forum, which provides analysis and advice to its 34 member governments and other countries worldwide, promoting better policies for better lives. - TradeArabia News Service
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