About Allan Jorgensen | Karine Perset | Rashad Abelson
Allan Jorgensen heads the OECD Centre for Responsible Business Conduct and leads the work of the OECD to develop and promote global standards for responsible business through international cooperation, public policy development and global supply chains.
Allan has two decades of experience working on sustainable business and finance in both the private and public sectors. Prior to joining the OECD he was Head of Sustainable Trade at global logistics giant A.P. Moller-Maersk where he led the company's work on inclusive trade and responsible business practices. Prior to this, he served as Head of Human Rights and Business at the Danish Institute for Human Rights, working with multinationals, governments, multilateral bodies and civil society organisations to promote responsible and sustainable business. He served for a number of years on the sustainability advisory board of the Investment Fund for Developing Countries.
A Danish national, Mr Jorgensen holds degrees in Political Science from the University of Copenhagen (Denmark) and in International Conflict Analysis from the University of Kent at Canterbury (UK).
Karine Perset heads the AI Unit of the OECD Division for Digital Economy Policy. She is in charge of the OECD.AI Policy Observatory and the OECD.AI Network of Experts (ONE AI). She focuses on opportunities and challenges that AI raises for public policy, on policies to help implement the OECD AI Principles and on trends in AI development. She was previously Advisor to ICANN’s Governmental Advisory Committee and Counsellor to the office of the Directors of the Science, Technology and Innovation Directorate. Karine is Franco-American.
Rashad Abelson is Technology Sector Lead of the OECD Centre for Responsible Business Conduct and also a member of the AI Unit in the OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation. His work focuses on supporting and monitoring government implementation of OECD standards on responsible business conduct, with a specific focus on science, technology and innovation. Rashad is an American and Lebanese national and has been with the OECD for seven years.