Building peace in the minds of men and women

Principles for AI: Towards a Humanistic Approach? A Global Conference - 4 March 2019, Room 1

Angel Gurría

Secretary-General, OECD

Angel Gurría was born on May 8th, 1950, in Mexico. Mr Gurría came to the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) following a distinguished career in public service. 

As Secretary-General of the OECD since 2006, Mr. Gurría has firmly established the Organisation as a pillar of the global economic governance architecture including active participation in 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, Slovenia, Lithuania and Colombia, 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, to enhance anti-corruption and transparency efforts, to improve the different stages of education, and to develop digital strategy, among other fields. He has also heralded a new growth narrative that promotes inclusive growth, 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. 

Mr. Gurría holds a B.A. degree in Economics from UNAM (Mexico) and a M.A. degree in Economics from Leeds University (United Kingdom). He is married and has three children.