About Willemien Bax
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.
Forum de l’OCDE - conférence virtuelle : « COVID-19 et santé mentale : faire face à la pandémie sous-jacente »
OECD Forum Virtual Event: "Addressing the hidden pandemic: The impact of COVID on Mental Health"
Summary of the OECD Closed Roundtable on the impact of COVID-19 on women: Spotlight on women in STEM
OECD Forum Virtual Event: “Communicating on public health and vaccines in a climate of mis/disinformation”
Channels contributed to:Inclusive Growth International Co-operation Take the Survey
Rooms participated in:Empowering Workers, Delivering a Jobs-rich Recovery Schooling in times of COVID-19 A Green COVID Recovery: The Role of Finance Communicating on public health and vaccines in a climate of mis/disinformation
What needs to happen to equip people with the skills they need in today’s more digital workplace? What is the role of business in making that happen?
The current crisis is increasing the inequalities in society and the labour market that were already significant. What are, in your view, the most urgent actions to take to reverse this trend?