2020 Infrastructure and Public Procurement Weeks


Elsa Pilichowski

Director, Directorate for Public Governance


Ms Pilichowski has more than 20 years’ experience dedicated to public governance in OECD and Partner countries. She joined the OECD in 2000, in the Public Governance Directorate where she worked until 2012. She led projects and teams on Agencies, Public Employment and various governance issues. She was instrumental in the design of the first set of indicators on government human resource management and on the production costs of governments, as well as in the implementation of the first Public Governance Review of France. Ms Pilichowski then moved to the Global Relations Secretariat in 2012 as project manager and then Deputy Head of the Eurasia programme (a.i.), where she led a project on Competitiveness in Kazakhstan and supported the Head of Programme in managing staff and ensuring quality control. Prior to joining the OECD, Ms Pilichowski held positions of Research Assistant in the World Bank’s East Asia and Pacific Region Vice President’s Office (1999-2000) and Consultant at the World Bank Insitute (1997-1999). Since 2014, Ms Pilichowski has been Advisor and then Counsellor in the Office of the Secretary-General (OSG), ensuring the delivery of the Secretary-General’s agenda and supporting the Chief and Deputy Chief of Staff in the Strategic and corporate agenda. More recently, she assumed the responsibility of supporting the Cabinet work on communications, and in this role, she coordinated the Raising the Bar brochure and the Covid-19 Hub on behalf of OSG. Ms Pilichowski has been Acting Director of Council and Executive Committee Secretariat since 1 July 2020.