David H. Deans

Principal Consultant, GeoActive Group
  • GeoActive Group
  • United States of America
Willemien Bax

Head, OECD Forum, OECD

Willemien Bax is currently Head of the OECD Forum, the Organisation's largest annual public event. Ms Bax, a Dutch national, has over 20 years of experience in public affairs, working with governments, as well as non-governmental organisations and the private sector. Prior to joining the OECD, from 2001 to beginning 2010, Ms Bax worked with the European Consumers Organisation (BEUC) as Deputy Director-General where she oversaw BEUC’s public affairs and media relations strategies in a number of public policy areas ranging from transparency and governance to food, environment, health, economic and legal affairs. In 2004, she initiated a training programme financed by the European Commission, for all consumer organisations in the EU, as well as potential EU-candidate countries. The training focused on giving consumer organisations the tools to develop effective public affairs and communication strategies. In 2009, in her capacity as European Chair of the Trans Atlantic Consumer Dialogue, she contributed to debates on major international public policy issues such as financial regulation, innovation and energy efficiency.
Enrique Medina Malo

Chief Policy Officer, Telefónica, S.A.

Enrique graduated from Santa Maria del Pilar School, in Madrid (1990). He holds a law degree from Carlos III University of Madrid (1994) and was admitted to the Spanish Government Legal Services in 1997 (Abogado del Estado). He joined Telefónica Legal department in 2006 as Head of Public Law and later Head of Telecommunications and Information Society Legal Affairs, being responsible for Regulation and Competition legal issues. In 2008, he was appointed Chief Legal Officer of Telefónica, S.A., reporting to the Group's General Counsel and in September 2011, the General Counsel of Telefonica Europe, reporting to the regional CEO. He is currently Chief Policy Officer. Until 2006, he served as State Lawyer for the Spanish State Administration, Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Industry and Energy and the High Court of Cataluña. From 2002 to 2004, he served as General Director for Legislation (Secretario General Técnico) of the Ministry of Science & Technology. He was Chief Legal Officer of the Spanish Broadcasting Corporation RTVE from 2004-2006.