Researcher, University of porto
  • University of porto
  • Portugal
Romina Boarini

Director, Centre for Well-Being, Inclusion, Sustainability and Equal Opportunity (WISE), OECD

Romina Boarini is the Director of WISE: the Centre for Well-being, Inclusion, Sustainability and Equal Opportunity. She was previously Head of Inclusive Growth and Senior Advisor to the OECD Secretary-General. She launched the Framework for Policy Action on Inclusive Growth and the Business for Inclusive Growth. She is currently co-steering the OECD’s horizontal initiatives on Impact Measurement. Prior, as Deputy Head of the Well-Being Division of the Statistics Directorate and the Head of the Well-Being and Progress Section, Ms Boarini was responsible for the OECD Better Life Initiative, the statistical pillar of the OECD Inclusive Growth Initiative and the OECD Pilot Study on SDGs. She also led the Statistics Directorate’s contributions to SDGs-related National Development Strategies and the project on Business and Well-Being, in addition to overseeing various well-being initiatives in collaboration with OECD member and non-member countries. Before joining the OECD in 2005 as a Young Professional, Ms Boarini was a post-doctoral fellow in Sustainable Development (Chaire EDF-Ecole Polytechnique) and worked as a consultant to the French Ministry of Social Affairs. Ms Boarini holds a PhD in Economics from the École Polytechnique in Paris, and a Master’s Degree in Economics from École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris.

Luca De Biase

Media Ecology Research director, Reimagine Europa

journalist, blogger, writer

Guillaume Dedet

Health Policy Analyst, OECD

Jean-Christophe Combe

Directeur Général, Croix-Rouge française

Diplômé de l’IEP de Paris en 2005, Jean-Christophe COMBE commence sa carrière au Sénat en 2003, en tant que conseiller technique (finances, affaires étrangères, Défense et Union européenne auprès d’un groupe politique). Il rejoint en 2006 le cabinet Deloitte et associés en tant que collaborateur audit - secteur public. Il devient en 2007 directeur du cabinet du Député Maire de Châlons-en-Champagne, avant d’exercer les mêmes fonctions auprès du Maire de Saint-Germain-en-Laye, à partir de 2009. En 2011, il prend la direction du cabinet du Président de la Croix-Rouge française, Jean-François Mattei. Nommé en 2012 Directeur de l’engagement et de la vie associative, il est promu en 2015 Directeur général adjoint en charge des directions opérationnelles et de l’organisation. Il est nommé Directeur général par Intérim de la Croix-Rouge française en octobre 2016 et depuis juin 2017, Directeur général.

Katia Karousakis & Edward Perry

Programme Lead & Analyst, Biodiversity, Land Use and Ecosystems, OECD

Katia works in the Environment Directorate at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), where she leads the programme on Biodiversity, Land Use and Ecosystems (BLUE). Her work focuses on the economics and policy of biodiversity, covering areas such as effective design of policy instruments, biodiversity finance and mainstreaming. From 2006-2008, she worked on climate change issues within the OECD/IEA Climate Change Expert Group. An environmental economist by training, Katia has a PhD from UCL, London, and a Masters’ degree from Duke University, USA.

Edward Perry is an analyst in the Biodiversity, Land Use and Ecosystems team of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). His work covers issues such as biodiversity finance, mainstreaming biodiversity across policy areas, and designing effective policy instruments. Edward’s previous roles include Special Advisor to the OECD Environment Director and Global Climate Change Coordinator at BirdLife International, where he worked on the interface between climate change and biodiversity. Edward holds an MPhil in Geography and Environment from the University of Oxford, with a specialisation in biodiversity conservation and management.

Lucy Kellaway

Economics teacher; Former Associate Editor and Work & Career Columnist, The Financial Times; Co-founder, Now Teach

Lucy Kellaway is an award-winning FT writer, whose weekly column "Lucy Kellaway On Management" became globally renowned for its witty perspective on life in the office, workplace jargon and management fads. She wrote the column for 15 years, and prior to that had roles at the FT as energy correspondent, Brussels correspondent and a Lex writer. She also frequently interviewed prominent business people and celebrities for the Weekend FT's series, Lunch with the FT.

Lucy was named Columnist Of The Year at the 2006 British Press Awards and Best Commentator at the 2007 Business Journalist of the Year Awards. She has also won the Wincott Young Financial Journalist Award and has twice won the Work Foundation's Workworld Media Award.

Her first book 'Sense and Nonsense in the Office' was published in 1999 and was followed by 'Martin Lukes: Who Moved My Blackberry?' in which she followed her fictional character for a year via his e-mails. 'The Real Office: All The Office Questions You Never Dared To Ask' was described by the Sunday Times as 'dispensing water-cooler wisdom, not motivational gobbledygook.' 'In Office Hours' was published in 2011.

From summer 2017 she worked as a maths teacher in a "challenging" London secondary school. She is now an economics teacher at Mossbourne Victoria Park academy in east London

Maxime Ladaique

Manager of Statistical Resources, OECD Social Policy Division

I work on data management, analysis and dissemination for various labour market and social policy projects, including income distribution and poverty, social protection, ageing, disability, housing or gender equality and family policies.

Adrian Wooldridge

Management Editor & Schumpeter Columnist, The Economist

Adrian works at The Economist

Francesca Borgonovi

Head, Skills Analysis, Centre for Skills, OECD

Francesca Borgonovi is the Head of the Skills Analysis team in the OECD Centre for Skills where she leads work on the Skills Outlook biennial publication. She was previously responsible for analytical and developmental work in the OECD-led international assessments (PISA and PIAAC) and the Education for Inclusive Societies project. Francesca is an expert on policy relevant analyses on skills. She has written extensively on methodological aspects related to skills measurement and the measurement of attitudes and self-beliefs in a comparative perspective. She has also been responsible for analyses of gender and socio-economic disparities in academic achievement, student engagement and motivation and the role of skills among older population in promoting positive economic and social outcomes.

Michael Hodin

CEO, Global Coalition on Aging

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.
Anthony Gooch & Francesca Colombo

Director, OECD Forum & Head, Health Division, Directorate for Employment, Labour & Social Affairs, OECD

Anthony Gooch is responsible for conceiving, developing & implementing OECD’s corporate public affairs, communications & engagement strategies to achieve its mission by engaging globally with all stakeholders in public policy.

Francesca Colombo oversees work on health, which aims at providing internationally comparable data on health systems and applying economic analysis to health policies, advising policy makers, stakeholders and citizens on how to respond to demands for more and better health care and make health systems more people centred.

Maria Manuel Leitão Marques

Member of Parliament, European Parliament

Maria Manuel Leitão Marques is a full professor of the faculty of economics at the University of Coimbra and was elected MEP in the last European elections of 2019 for the Portuguese Socialist Party. She is currently vice-chair of the International Market and Consumer Protection committee and a member of the delegations to both the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly and the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly. She is also a substitute MEP in the ITRE and FEMM committees, as well as in the delegation to EU-Mexico Joint Parliamentary Committee. She previously served as Minister of the presidency and administrative modernisation between 2015-2019 and as a secretary of state for administrative modernisation between 2007-2011.

Stefano Scarpetta

Director, Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, OECD

Stefano Scarpetta is Director for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs at the OECD. Mr. Scarpetta joined the OECD in 1991 and held several positions in the Economics Department and in his current Directorate. He led several large-scale research projects, including: "Implementing the OECD Jobs Strategy"; the "Sources of Economic Growth in OECD Countries"; and contributed to others including “The Policy Challenges of Population Ageing" and “The Effects of Product Market Competition on Productivity and Labour Market Outcomes”. From 2002 to 2006 he worked at the World Bank, where he took over the responsibility of labour market advisor and lead economist. In this capacity, he coordinated a Bank-wide research program of Employment and Development and contributed extensively to the Bank's investment climate assessments, and returned to the Economics Department of the OECD in November 2006. Mr. Scarpetta holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Science Sociales (EHESS), Département et Laboratoire d’Economie Théorique Appliquée (DELTA) in Paris and a Master of Science in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Olivier Thévenon

Head, Children's Well-Being Unit, Centre for Well-Being, Inclusion, Sustainability and Equal Opportunity, OECD

Olivier is Head of the Children's Well-Being Unit at the OECD Centre for Well-Being, Inclusion, Sustainability and Equal Opportunity, which among other things is responsible for the Child Well-Being Data Portal. His recent work focuses on child well-being measurement and policies, family and child poverty, services for families and the policy challenges raised by the diversification of family living arrangements. His last publication include: Looking beyond COVID-19: Strengthening the role of family support services; Treating all children equally? Why policies should adapt to evolving family living arrangements; Child poverty in the OECD: Trends, determinants and policies to tackle it; he also contributed to Changing the Odds for Vulnerable.

Francesca Colombo

Head, Health Division, Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, OECD

Francesca Colombo oversees work on health, which aims at providing internationally comparable data on health systems and applying economic analysis to health policies, advising policy makers, stakeholders and citizens on how to respond to demands for more and better health care and make health systems more people centred. Major activities of the OECD Health Division cover trends in health spending; measuring of health care outcomes, activities and inputs; health care quality policies; assessing health system efficiency and value for money; long-term care systems and ageing; the economics of public health; pharmaceutical policies, new technologies and big data in health; and health workforce. Mrs Colombo has over 20 years of experience leading international activities on health and health systems. Over her career, she travelled extensively in Europe, South America and Asia, advising governments on health system policies and reforms. Follow me on Twitter @OECD_Social
Renee N. Salas

Yerby Fellow, Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Dr. Renee N. Salas is a leading expert at the nexus of climate change, health, and health care. She is Affiliated Faculty and previous Burke Fellow at the Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI),  a Yerby Fellow at the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment (C-CHANGE) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and a practicing emergency medicine physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Salas has served as the lead author of the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change U.S. Brief since 2018 and founded the Working Group of over 70 U.S. organizations, institutions, and centers.

She was a Co-Director for the first Climate Crisis and Clinical Practice Symposium - in partnership with The New England Journal of Medicine - and spearheads the broader Initiative. She serves on the planning committee for the National Academy of Medicine’s Climate Change and Human Health Grand Challenge and has testified before Congress. Dr. Salas engages in research on how climate change is impacting the healthcare system and developing evidence-based adaptation, lectures and serves on committees at the nexus of climate and health nationally and internationally, and advises and publishes in high impact medical journals. Her work and expertise are regularly featured in mainstream media outlets like the New York Times, NPR, Time, and the Associated Press.

Mark Pearson

Deputy Director of Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, OECD

Mark Pearson is Deputy Director of Employment, Labour and Social Affairs at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Prior to 2014, he was Head of the Health Division where he helped countries to improve their health systems by providing internationally comparable data, state-of-the-art analysis and appropriate policy recommendations on a wide range of health policies. Major current work of the Division is on the economics of preventing obesity; comparisons of the prices of health care goods and services; assessing long-term care policies; trends in health spending; expanding health coverage; co-ordination of care; pay-for-performance; use of evidence in health care; the migration of the health-care workforce; health care quality indicators; measuring health care outcomes, outputs and inputs; and health and ICTs. Key publications resulting from the work he has managed include OECD Health at a Glance and Achieving Better Value for Money in Health Care, as well as The Economics of Prevention: Fit not Fat. Before moving to Paris, he was employed by the Institute for Fiscal Studies in London, and he has been a consultant for the World Bank, the IMF and the European Commission.