Forum 2020 Series: A series of events to mark the 60th anniversary of the OECD


Jean Accius

Senior Vice President of Global Thought Leadership


Dr. Jean Accius is a senior executive and internationally recognised thought leader on ageing, longevity, health and long-term care policy. He is a tri-sector leader with deep knowledge and a wealth of experience having served in senior level positions across private, public and non-profit sectors. Jean Accius is the Senior Vice President of Global Thought Leadership. In this role, he provides strategic direction, leadership and technical expertise championing new ideas, framing thought-provoking perspectives and driving bold solutions to change systems and improve the lives of all as they age both domestically and internationally. AARP is a United States-based interest group focusing on issues affecting those over the age of fifty, with more than 38 million members. Dr. Accius has held a variety of board and advisory positions including Justice in Aging, the American Society on Aging, Leadership Maryland and the American University School of Public Affairs Board of Advisors. Previous Board appointments also include Florida State University Alumni Association, the South Florida Institute on Aging Policy Council and the Editorial Advisory Committee for Generations, the journal for the American Society on Aging. He is an Executive Leadership Council Fellow and holds a bachelor’s degree in hospitality administration and a master’s degree in aging studies from the Claude Pepper Institute at Florida State University, and a Ph.D. in public administration from American University. Dr. Accius is graduate of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health program on health reform and Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business Corporate Innovation program.