Previously, Mr Gueye has been Director of Social Statistics of Eurostat for the period 2014-2019.
He joined Eurostat in 1995 to deal with national accounts methodology and own resource statistics for the EU Budget. He then worked on monetary, financial and balance of payments statistics. As Head of unit, as from 2006, he has been responsible for national accounts and the principal European economic indicators. In particular, he has been responsible for the development of the new European System of Accounts (ESA 2010).
Mr Kroese is Chief Statistician, Data Officer, and Director of the Statistics Department at the IMF.
Before joining the Fund, he worked for 25 years at Statistics Netherlands. He served in various expert, management, and (senior) director roles in the fields of methodology and economic statistics. From 2013 until 2022, he acted as Deputy Director-General and CIO with special focus on and responsibility for IT and Innovation. In 2014 and 2020 (at the start of the Coronavirus pandemic), he was acting Director-General for a short stint.
Nationally and internationally, he has been especially active in the fields of innovation and environmental-economic statistics. He has chaired the UN Committee of Experts on Environmental-Economic Accounting (UNCEEA) for seven years. He has also been co-chair of the Executive Board of the High-Level Group for Modernization of Official Statistics (UNECE). In the context of the European Statistical System, he has been co-chair and deputy chair of a number of innovation related taskforces. In the Netherlands he was member of the strategy team of the Dutch National Artificial Intelligence Coalition and treasurer of ICTU, a large IT service supplier in Dutch government.
Mr Kroese holds a PhD (honors) in mathematical statistics from the University of Groningen.
Richard Heys is Deputy Chief Economist at the UK's Office for National Statistics (ONS) and for the last seven years has led production of productivity and investment statistics and research into economic statistics more generally. He is currently part of the UN task-team updating the System of National Accounts, with a particular focus on digitalisation. He has published on the treatment of gold and other valuables in the national accounts, public service productivity, welfare measurement, the economic impact of free digital services, crypto-assets, data and telecommunications. He chairs the OECD’s Working Party on Measuring the Digital Economy. He has experience of working in both the public and private sectors and degrees from Oxford and London.