The BIAC Executive Board comprises senior business leaders from OECD countries.They are approved by BIAC member organizations and elected by the BIAC General Assembly for 2-year terms respectively. Their organizations represent some of the most prominent companies and national industry bodies. The Executive Board meets regularly to decide on BIAC’s strategic directions and its engagement with OECD governments at the highest level.
The BIAC General Assembly consists of Directors General of National BIAC Member Organizations and meets once a year in Spring. The General Assembly establishes the general policies and priorities for the activities of BIAC, establishes BIAC working groups, examines and accepts new members, and approves the annual accounts and budget.
Mr. Phil O’Reilly is the BIAC Chairman, and is also the CEO of BusinessNZ, New Zealand’s largest business advocacy body.
Mr. Bernhard Welschke was appointed as Secretary General of BIAC in April 2013. The Secretary General is a member of the Executive Board.
BIAC’s Executive Board members