Paris, 12th March 2021—Business welcomes the announcement regarding the future appointment of Mathias Cormann, former Australian Finance Minister, as the new Secretary General from 1st June 2021. He would become the first person from the Asia-Pacific region to lead the OECD.
Representing a global business network of 59 national business and employer organizations in OECD and non-OECD countries, Business at OECD (BIAC) will seek active dialogue with Mr. Cormann to drive the business priorities the OECD should address going forward. Keeping markets open, developing a clear foresight and preparedness role, and turning evidence into effective communications are objectives business deems central to the OECD’s future.
The OECD’s ability to bring solutions to global challenges relies on its effective consultation with the private sector. “Our input has been critical to the success and implementation of major OECD initiatives,” stated Phil O’Reilly, Chair of the Business at OECD Executive Board. “Our strengthened collaboration will be essential to further increase the OECD’s policy impact in the coming years.”
Mr. Cormann is to succeed Ángel Gurría following his 15-year tenure with the Organization. “We thank Mr. Gurría for his strong leadership and look forward to hit the ground running with Mr. Cormann to show that multilateralism delivers clear benefits for business and societies,” stated Hanni Rosenbaum, Executive Director of Business at OECD.
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Ali Karami-Ruiz, Senior Director, Strategic Engagement and Communications
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