Kumi Kitamori & Romina BoariniHead, Green Growth and Global Relations Division & Director, Centre for Well-being, Inclusion, Sustainability and Equal Opportunities, OECD
About Kumi Kitamori & Romina Boarini
Ms. Kitamori oversees the mainstreaming of green growth in the work of various policy committees of the OECD, as well as member and other partner countries. This includes a dedicated programme that promotes green growth policies, finance and investment in the Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA) region. Prior to this, she worked in the OECD Environment Directorate on various issues including tradable permits and taxes, water pricing, climate change, biodiversity, health & environment, among others. She led the flagship project OECD Environmental Outlook to 2050, published in 2012. During 2005-2006, she served as Advisor to the OECD Secretary-General. Prior to joining the OECD in 2000, Ms. Kitamori was at the World Bank where she worked extensively in South and Southeast Asia on urban and environmental infrastructure projects (green finance for urban infrastructure, water supply & sanitation, cleaner production, etc).// 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.