Stavroula Sarri ▸ PhD, MSc

Economist, Cooperative
  • Cooperative
  • Greece
Rod Bristow

UK President; Lead, Global Online Learning, Pearson

In 2019 Rod took on responsibility to lead our global online learning businesses in schools, higher education and employer based learning, in addition to his role as president for Pearson UK. Rod has led Pearson UK since 2010 and from 2014-2019 he also led all other core markets for Pearson. Rod has worked in education, publishing, and assessment for more than 30 years in universities, schools, colleges, professional training, and learning technologies in the UK and internationally. Rod is a trustee for the Education and Employers Taskforce, a fellow of the Royal Society for Arts, governor for Harlow College and the BMAT multi-academy trust, and past president of the Publishers Association. He is also chair of the judging panel for the National Teaching Awards. Rod is a graduate of University College London.
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.

Jacques van den Broek

CEO and Chair of the Executive Board, Randstad

Jacques van den Broek is the CEO and Chair of the Executive Board of Randstad, the global leader in HR services industry. After graduating in law, Jacques held a management position with an international trading company until he joined Randstad as a branch manager. Appointments followed as Regional Director in the Netherlands and, subsequently, as Marketing Director Randstad Europe. In 2002, he moved to Capac Inhouse Services as Managing Director, also taking on responsibility for Randstad in Denmark and Switzerland. Jacques van den Broek is responsible for France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Spain and Portugal, as well as Latin America (Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Uruguay). In addition, he is responsible for Business Concept Development and Public Affairs.
Carlotta Balestra

Policy Analyst, OECD

Carlotta Balestra is a Policy Analyst at the OECD working on advancing how societies define and improve well-being. She has contributed to the work behind the OECD Better Life Initiative — including the Better Life Index and the report How’s Life? Measuring Well-Being — and she currently coordinates a number of analytical and statistical projects on the measurement of well-being inequalities. In 2015, she conceptualised and contributed to the development of the OECD Compare Your Income web-tool, which allows to assess people’s perceptions of income inequality. Carlotta has published in peer-reviewed academic journals and contributed chapters in collected volumes, such as the Handbook of Research on Economic and Social Well-being.
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.

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.