Ulrik Vestergaard Knudsen

Deputy Secretary-General OECD

Ulrik Vestergaard Knudsen has been Deputy Secretary-General of OECD since January 2019. His portfolio includes the strategic direction of OECD policy on science, technology and innovation, employment, labour and social affairs, migration, health, education and entrepreneurship, SMEs, regions and cities. 

Mr. Knudsen oversees the OECD’s Centre for Skills and the newly established Well-Being, Inclusion, Sustainability, and Equal Opportunity Centre (WISE). Jointly with the Secretary-General, he transformed the OECD Executive Committee in Special Session into the Global Strategy Group (GSG) to establish a strategic forum to discuss issues of global relevance, which he chaired from 2013 to 2017.