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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.
Angel Gurría

Secretary-General, OECD

As Secretary-General of the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) since 2006, Angel Gurría has firmly established the Organisation as a pillar of the global economic governance architecture including the G7, G20 and APEC, and a reference point in the design and implementation of better policies for better lives. He has broadened OECD’s membership with the accession of Chile, Estonia, Israel, Latvia and Slovenia, and has made the Organisation more inclusive by strengthening its links with key emerging economies. Under his watch, the OECD is leading the effort to reform the international tax system, and to improve governance frameworks in anti-corruption and other fields. He has also heralded a new growth narrative that promotes the well-being of people, including women, gender and youth, and has scaled up the OECD contribution to the global agenda, including the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Tania Rhodes-Taylor

Vice‐Principal, External Relations, University of Sydney

Tania Rhodes‐Taylor joined The University of Sydney in 2017 as the University’s first Vice‐Principal, External Relations. Tania is the strategic lead for externally facing activities and has direct responsibility for the University’s engagement with industry and community, Marketing and Communications, Media and Public Relations, Museums and Cultural Engagement, Events and Student Recruitment, Admissions and Mobility. Prior to joining The University of Sydney, Tania was Director of Marketing and Communications at Queen Mary University Tania has previously worked in the corporate and government sectors in the UK, USA and Asia before moving to work for government agencies and, since 2007, within the higher education sector.
Diego Piacentini

Commissioner for Digital Transformation Italian Government , Italian Presidency of the Council of Ministers

General Manager Apple Europe (1987-1999) Sr VP International Consumer Business (2000-2016)
Ryan O'Keeffe

Director of Communications, Enel SpA

Linda Lanzillotta

Vice President of the Senate, Italian Parliament

Susanna Camusso

Former General Secretary, Italian General Confederation of Labour

Susanna was born in 1955 in Milan, Lombardy, the most industrialised region in Italy. She is the youngest of four sisters in a family committed to progressive values and causes during the 1970s season of protests and mass demonstrations to improve social and labour rights. As a national leader of the FIOM metalworkers union she followed the automotive and steel industries. In 1997 she was elected General Secretary of FLAI-CGIL, the food and agriculture union of Lombardy region. Three years later she became the first woman to be elected General Secretary of CGIL of Lombardy, which is the largest regional organisation of CGIL, with a membership of over one million. In 2008 she moved to Rome as a National Secretary and in 2010 she also became the first woman to be elected General Secretary of CGIL with a majority of over 80 per cent. She was then re-elected in 2014 for a second term. Since January 2019 she is head of Gender and International policies at CGIL. CGIL is the largest national trade union centre in Italy, with a membership of over 5.5 million.
Raffaele Russo

Senior Advisor , Italian Minister of Economy and Finance

Oriana Romano

Head of Unit, Water Governance and Circular Economy, Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Cities and Regions, OECD

Dr Oriana Romano is the Head of Unit, Water Governance and Circular Economy in Cities in the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Cities and Regions. She set up the OECD Programme on the Circular Economy in Cities and Regions, supporting governments towards the transition to the circular economy. She has led multiple circular economy policy dialogues and created the OECD Roundtable on the Circular Economy in Cities and Regions.

Jacopo Pasquero

Y7 Delegate, Italy

Jacopo is completing his Master's Degree at Wageningen University & Research majoring in Environmental Policy. Besides his studies, he is currently an intern at the United Nations, where he supports the development of partnerships between the private sector and the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. Prior to that, he worked in the organization of an online event that empowered youth worldwide to develop solutions to reform the food system. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in International Relations from the University of Trieste that he completed with a thesis on climate migration and an internship at the European Bureau for Conservation and Development.
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.
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
Ann Mettler

Head, European Political Strategy Centre

Luca De Biase

chief innovation editor, Il Sole 24 Ore

journalist, blogger, writer

Babis Avlakiotis

Intern - Student , OECD

Juliana Knapp

Partnerships Co-ordinator, OECD

Claire Waysand

Directrice Générale, Engie

Claire Waysand a rejoint le Groupe Engie en octobre 2019 en qualité de Secrétaire Générale d’Engie, et assure la Direction Générale par interim depuis février 2020. Elle apporte sa connaissance approfondie des enjeux économiques et financiers français, européens et internationaux au service de la stratégie du Groupe. Claire Waysand a réalisé la majeure partie de sa carrière au service de l’Etat français, et a notamment dirigé le cabinet de Michel Sapin, ministre des finances et des comptes publics. Elle coordonné à ce titre l’ensemble du travail du ministre, dont la loi Sapin 2. Elle avait été auparavant directrice adjointe du cabinet de Jean-Marc Ayrault, premier ministre, et directrice générale adjointe du Trésor. Claire Waysand a une grande pratique des affaires européennes - elle a représenté la France au Comité économique et financier européen et été administratrice de la Banque européenne d’Investissement (BEI). Elle a travaillé au Fonds monétaire international et a une large expérience internationale, à la fois dans les économies des pays développés et émergents.
Michelle McIsaac

Health Economist, World Health Organization

Sylvie Briand

Director, Infectious Hazards Managment Department, World Health Organization

Dr Sylvie Briand is the Director of the Infectious Hazard Management - Pandemic and Epidemic Diseases Department within the WHO Health Emergency Programme at the WHO.