Ms. Kerri-Ann Jones, a US national, took up her duties as Deputy Secretary-General of the OECD on July 1, 2022. Her scope of work covers, among others, the environment, development, science and innovation, data and statistics, and public governance.
Prior to joining the OECD, she held senior leadership positions promoting the role of science in public programs and policies. She most recently served as Vice President, Research and Science, at Pew Charitable Trusts. She served as the United States Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES) from 2009 to 2014. In this position, she led the office responsible for bilateral, regional, and multilateral engagement for oceans, environment, science, space and health, and also served as the Department's Special Representative on Avian and Pandemic Influenza. In 2014, she received the U.S. State Department's Foreign Affairs Award for Public Service.
She previously worked in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), where she was appointed Associate Director for National Security and International Affairs and served on the National Security Council. During this term, she temporarily assumed the role of Acting Director of OSTP. She also served as Director of the Office of International Science and Engineering at the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) and worked for the U.S. Agency for International Development. (USAID) and for the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Mariana Kotzeva is Director-General of Eurostat. She was appointed by the European Commission on 1 March 2018. She is not only the first Bulgarian Director-General in the European Commission but also the first woman at the helm of Eurostat.
Ms Kotzeva held the post of Acting Director-General of Eurostat from 1 January 2017. She joined Eurostat as a special adviser in 2012, becoming its Deputy Director-General in 2014.
Prior to joining the European Commission, Ms Kotzeva was the Head of Bulgaria’s National Statistical Institute. She also held a number of high-level consulting posts in the Bulgarian and foreign administrations, and led international projects for the United Nations and the World Bank.
Ms Kotzeva has a Master's degree in economics and a PhD in statistics and econometrics. She is an Associate Professor of Statistics at the University of National and World Economy in Sofia.
André Loranger is currently the Assistant Chief Statistician for Strategic Data Management, Methods and Analysis. He is also Statistics Canada’s Chief Data Officer responsible for the overall stewardship of the organization’s information data holdings.
André, an economist with an M.A. (Economics) degree from the University of Ottawa, began his career in the public service at Statistics Canada in 1997 where he spent most of his career compiling National Accounts. Prior to his current position, André was the Director of Producer Prices Division from 2008 to 2012 and the Director General of the Macroeconomic Statistics Branch from 2012 to June 2013. More recently, he was the Assistant Chief Statistician for Economic Statistics responsible for the key economic indicators (CPI, GDP, etc.) produced by Statistics Canada.
In recent years, André has been involved in international projects related to economic statistics. He was a member of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Environmental-Economic Accounting, the United Nations Expert Group on International Trade and Economic Globalization Statistics, the United Nations Expert Group on the Future of Economic Statistics and a number of international statistical working groups. André is currently a member of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Big Data and Data Science for Official Statistics and the co-chair of the United Nations Network of Economic Statisticians.