The United States wants to send President Donald Trump’s former top manager and deputy chief of staff, Chris Liddell, into the race for the post of Secretary General of the OECD. This was announced by a senior US government official at the German Press Agency in Washington. Liddell was CFO of the Microsoft software group from 2005 until the end of 2009, after which he held this position at General Motors until 2011.
The current Secretary General of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Ángel Gurría, announced two weeks ago that he would not apply for another mandate. Born in New Zealand, Liddell has extensive international experience and essential knowledge in key areas of the OECD, the White House said.
The OECD, based in Paris, includes developed industrial countries from New Zealand to Germany to Mexico. The selection process for a new Secretary General begins in August, and candidates can be proposed until the end of October. A successor will then be elected by the OECD member countries for a five-year term in June 2021.
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