Secretary-General of OECD Council
Ángel Gurría is the Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (the OECD), previously working as Mexico’s Secretary of Foreign Affairs and later Finance. In his current post, Ángel has overseen the addition of the likes of Israel, Estonia, Columbia and Lithuania to the bloc and has worked extensively to modernise its objectives and outreach. This includes expanding the OECD’s obligations to reduce the impacts of Climate Change by introducing its Sustainable Development Goals and promoting the framework of the 2015 Paris Climate Change Accords.
Ángel is also intensively involved in various non-profit organisations, including the Washington-based Centre for Global Development and the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Water Security. He further chaired the International Task Force on Financing Water for All and his outstanding achievements have merited such honours as an Officer of France’s Legion of Honour and the Netherlands’ Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Orange-Nassau.