Angel Gurría was Mexico’s Minister of Foreign Affairs from December 1994 to January 1998 and from 1998 to 2000, Minister of Finance and Public Credit.
As OECD Secretary-General since June 2006, he has reinforced its role as a “hub” for global dialogue and debate on economic policy issues. Under his leadership, the OECD has grown to include Chile, Estonia, Israel and Slovenia and opened accession talks with Russia, and links with other major economies (Brazil, China, India, Indonesia and South Africa), with a view to possible membership. The OECD is now an active participant in the G-8 and the G-20 Summit processes.
Mr. Gurría has participated in international not-for-profit bodies, such as Population Council, New York, and Center for Global Development, Washington, and chaired the International Task Force on Financing Water for All. He is a member of the Advisory Board of Governors of the Centre for International Governance Innovation, Canada, and the first recipient of the Globalist of the Year Award of the Canadian International Council.