|Mr Omar Baig was appointed Acting Executive Director of the OECD and took up his duties on 1st May 2017.
Prior to that, Mr Baig was Head of the Digital, Knowledge and Information Service in the Executive Directorate (EXD) since May 2014. He joined the OECD in June 2010 as Head of Division, Infrastructure and Systems Engineering, including Information Security.
Before joining the Organisation, Mr Baig worked at the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation where he held various roles over the course of 21 years.
Mr Baig, a Turkish national, holds a Master’s degree in International Relations/Communication from the School of International Service, American University, Washington DC, and a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Computer Science. He also completed post graduate programmes in Corporate Finance and IT Management at Harvard Business School and MIT.