Ulrik Vestergaard Knudsen

Deputy Secretary-General, OECD

Ulrik Vestergaard Knudsen

Speaker Bio


Ulrik  Vestergaard  Knudsen  took  up  his  duties  as  Deputy Secretary-General in January 2019. His portfolio includes the strategic  direction  of  OECD  policy  on  the  digital  and technological  transformation;  global  relations;  trade  and agriculture. In June 2021, he was appointed OECD Gender & Diversity Champion, and leads the organisation’s work on gender   equalityand   diversity.   Mr.   Knudsen   led   the transformation of the OECD  Executive  Committee  in  Special Session  into  the  Global Strategy Group (GSG) to have a strategic forum to discuss issues of global relevance. Hechaired the first GSG meetings from 2013-2017.