She has spearheaded many initiatives – including the Roundtable for Mayors and Ministers and the Champion Mayors for Inclusive Growth Coalition – and fostered partnerships with the philanthropic and private sectors. Ms. Kamal-Chaoui holds degrees in Macroeconomics and Foreign Languages and was awarded "Women of the Decade in Enterprise and Leadership" by the Women's Economic Forum.
Director of OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities
Lamia Kamal-Chaoui is Director of the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities. As part of the OECD Executive team, she leads the Centre’s work to advance the OECD mission of “better policies for better lives” - ensuring that all people, all places and businesses of all sizes can prosper. Under her leadership, the Centre’s 180+ analysts work to address the most pressing issues facing cities, from cutting emissions to inclusive economic development, provide policy support to national and local leaders across the world and manage the world-leading Metropolitan Database, covering data for 700 cities.