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The Honorable José Ángel Gurría

The Honorable José Ángel Gurría, Secretary-General

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

April 19, 2017

2017 Bill Frenzel Champion of Free Trade Award Recipient

The Honorable José Ángel Gurría


Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

As Secretary-General of the Organisation for 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.