Carine Petit, Belgium

MOPAN 2024 Chair

Ms Carine Petit represents Belgium as the 2024 MOPAN Chair. Formerly, Ms Petit was Minister Plenipotentiary /Deputy Ambassador & Head of the Political Section at the Belgian Embassy in Paris. A career Belgian diplomat, she was first posted to Italy, OECD and Israel (Tel Aviv & Consulate General Jerusalem mission), (1991-98). She was assigned Embassy Counsellor (Belgian Perm Rep to UN in NY 2002-04) and covered political issues on Security Council & humanitarian questions. 2004-06 she was Minister-Counsellor in the Netherlands, then joined Directorate-General for Development Cooperation (MFA) to work on governance. 2009-13 she was Belgium's Deputy Perm Rep to OECD & IEA and Vice-Chair of OECD's External Relations Committee (2011-13). She was Belgium's ambassador to Azerbaijan, Georgia & Turkmenistan (2013-16). 2016-19 she was Deputy Dir. of Policy Planning Dept (MFA). Ms Petit graduated in Political Science from l’Université libre de Bruxelles &nInstitut d'Etudes Politiques, cum laude.

Suzanne Steensen

Head of MOPAN Secretariat

Previously the Head of the Development Finance Architecture and Global Governance unit in the OECD’s Development Co-operation Directorate, she implemented new strategic orientations of the policy work on standard setting, benchmarking and analysis of the changing development finance landscape and built 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. Ms Steensen, a Danish and Togolese national, holds a Master’s Degree in Mathematical Economics from the University of Copenhagen (1998). Email