Mr. Carlos Conde is Head of the Middle East and Africa Division in the Global Relations Secretariat of the OECD. On this capacity, he leads the implementation of MENA-OECD Initiative on Governance and Competitiveness for Development. Since 2005, the Initiative promotes policy dialogue on governance, Read More
Iinvestment and private sector development between MENA and OECD countries. During this period, the MENA Initiative has introduced the process of OECD peer review in the MENA region, supported processes of reform at the national level and conducted capacity building activities. Carlos Conde is also responsible for the collaboration with South Africa as key partner of the OECD. Prior to his current position, Carlos Conde was deputy Head of Division at the Governance Reviews and Partnerships Division of the Public Governance Directorate of the OECD, leading the work of the MENA-OECD Governance programme and promoting the collaboration with Latin American countries. Before joining the OECD, Mr. Conde was associate professor of political science and public policy at the University of Granada in Spain. In this position, Mr. Conde led several projects of academic co-operation, research and network building between Arab and European universities. Mr. Conde had visiting positions at the University of Harvard (1995-96) and Al Akhawayn University of Morocco, where he lectured between 2001 and 2003. Mr. Conde holds a PhD in Political Science and Public Administration from the Complutense University of Madrid.