The Social and Solidarity Economy: From the Margins to the Mainstream


Lamia Kamal-Chaoui


Director, Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities


As a key member of the OECD Senior Management team, Ms. Kamal-Chaoui supports the Secretary-General in achieving the OECD’s mission to advance economic growth and social progress as well as contributing to other global agendas such as the G20, the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Ms. Kamal-Chaoui has held several senior positions at the OECD since 1998. Before joining the OECD, she worked for a university-based research institute as well as several media outlets. Ms. Kamal-Chaoui is a French and Moroccan national. She holds a Master’s Degree in Macroeconomics from the University of Paris Dauphine and a Master’s Degree in Foreign Languages and History from the University of Paris Diderot. She recently received the "Women of the Decade in Enterprise and Leadership" award of the Women's Economic Forum.

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