LACRP Social Inclusion Summit


Andreas Schaal


Director for OECD Global Relations and Co-operation, and OECD Sherpa to the G7, the G20 and APEC


Andreas Schaal is the Director of OECD Global Relations and the OECD Sherpa to the G7, the G20 and APEC. In these functions, he supports and coordinates the OECD’s contributions to Global Governance under the leadership and in support of OECD Secretary-General Mathias Cormann. In close coordination with OECD Members and the OECD’s External Relations Committee, he and his team implement the external policy and the OECD’s Global Relations Strategy with over 100 partner countries around the globe on ministerial level; aiming at making OECD standards and policies count on a global scale and, thus, contributing to a global level playing field. Andreas expertise includes two decades of conceptional and strategic work on foreign affairs, national, international and global economic policy and global governance. In this capacity, he is responsible for the OECD’s relations with Brazil, China, India, Indonesia and South Africa as well as with the following growing regions, Southeast Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, South East Europe, Eurasia, Middle East and North Africa (MENA). He supports the Secretary-General’s objectives for a regionally inclusive and globally relevant organisation. The OECD Global Relations Secretariat, which he oversees and manages, includes around 100 team members.