Martine Durand, Chief Statistician and Director of Statistics and Data, OECD

Martine Durand is the OECD Chief Statistician and Director of Statistics and Data. She is responsible for providing strategic orientations for the Organisation's data and statistical policy and oversees all of OECD's statistical activities. She was formerly Deputy-Director of Employment, Labour and Social Affairs where she was responsible for OECD's work on employment and training policies, social policies, health policies and international migration.

Prior to that, Martine Durand was the Deputy-Head of the OECD Secretary-General's Private Office. She also worked for a number of years in the OECD Economics Department where she was responsible inter alia for the OECD projections published twice yearly in the OECD Economic Outlook, and other work in the areas of macroeconomics, international competitiveness, oil and commodity markets and structural policies in OECD countries. During that period, she also assumed the G-10 Secretariat responsibilities, together with representatives from the IMF and the BIS.

Before joining the OECD, Martine Durand worked in a French research and consultancy institute providing economic services to business and industry.

During her career at the OECD, Martine Durand has authored numerous articles and reports. She is chairing a number of international statistical groups and initiatives, and is a member of several economic and statistical associations and advisory committees.

Martine Durand graduated in mathematics, statistics and economics from the Paris VI University, the Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Administration Economique (ENSAE) and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.