SENIOR APPOINTMENT: Ms. Suzanne Steensen joins MOPAN as the New Head of Secretariat
Suzanne Steensen joined MOPAN on 1 June 2017. Ms Steensen is an economist with 20 years’ experience in international development co-operation, working on development finance in bilateral and multilateral contexts. Since 2011, she has worked as the head of the Development Finance Architecture and Global Governance unit in the OECD’s Development Co-operation Directorate.. She has successfully implemented new strategic orientations of the policy work and spearheaded innovative OECD work-streams on standard setting, benchmarking and analysis of the changing development finance landscape. She has also been a key driver in building new partnerships, including with the UN, in the run-up to the 2015 Third International Conference on Financing for Development and the adoption of 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development. Prior to joining the OECD in 2007, Ms Steensen held several positions within the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ bilateral development co-operation branch (Danida) and with international consultancy firms COWI and NIRAS, managing programmes on specific sectors such as energy, environment and transport in both OECD and developing countries. Ms Steensen, a Danish and Togolese national, holds a Master’s Degree in Mathematical Economics from the University of Copenhagen (1998).